is a celebration of life
and holds the power
About 90% of pregnant women could have
a normal birth but we live in a time where the number
of medical interventions in birth is rising and the
national caesarean rate is now over 30%! The WHO states
that the caesarean rate should not be higher than
10-15%. What is happening?
There are many forces in the present medical model
of care that can act against a woman's instincts.
It is easy to loose faith and believe that it is not
possible to go through labour and birth without intervention.
In order to have a satisfying birth experience a woman
needs to develop her own attitudes and values. This
means learning about pregnancy and birth and taking
a look at her beliefs, needs and fears.
It takes strength
and courage to make choices that are not based on
Birth needs trust in a process that
women's bodies were designed for.
Birth is a very intimate event. The choice of a care
giver, the support team and right set-up are important
parts of it and can make a big difference. The birthing
woman needs a space where she can allow herself to
be vulnerable, relax deeply and let-go. This space
can easily be created at home and in birthing centres
and with some effort also in hospitals.
It is my honour and passion to assist women in making
choices that will leave them feel empowered and lead
to a birthing experience they will love to remember.