From midwife to doula… “I have to accept the change within me and own it. I am evolving.” I have kept a journal for several years now, to explore my thoughts and get all that stuff that whirls around in my head ‘out there’. I use it to reflect on experiences, plan where I’m going and consider where I’ve been. That line above is one … Continue reading From midwife to doula…
A few years ago I studied with Kara Maria Ananda on her Conscious Birth Emissary course. It helped me expand my thoughts and awareness, and consolidate how I was feeling at the time about my work. I have long walked a path between holistic midwifery and the need to work within a medicalised system, and have found it enlightening – to be challenged in so … Continue reading Conscious pregnancy and birth
So you’ve waited 9 months and the day you’re meeting your baby is getting closer. But how will you know ‘this is it’? What will it feel like? Will you know it’s labour? What should you do? Well one thing we can say is that it’s usually nothing like you see on TV. A woman, heavily pregnant suddenly clutches her belly, the waters break, she … Continue reading How will I know I’m in labour?
Check out our ‘Induction of labour’ article if you haven’t seen it yet for some background info. And our ‘How to Cope with Induction of Labour’ article gives you a more in depth look at the induction process with helpful tips. Had a vaginal birth already? If this is your second or subsequent baby, and you had a previous vaginal birth, your cervix never quite … Continue reading Induction of labour if you’ve had a baby before!
Please read ‘What is induction of labour?’ for some background on this, if you haven’t already! So, you’ve been advised to have an induction of labour. The post above tells you what this could involve, although not everybody will go through all the steps. Had a vaginal birth already? Click here for info for you. But read on here too as this gives you … Continue reading How to cope with induction of labour