What kind of world do you want to live in?
In the culture in which we live, many women do not trust in their own bodies and the system often doesn’t allow them to.
Intervention rates for birth are going up and our birth outcomes may be a lottery depending on where we live http://bit.ly/WhichStatistics
We would assume that NHS would consciously provide us with environments conducive to the birthing process and yet almost unbelievably this may not be the case.
One would expect that the support for birthing women is 100% the best care possible but sadly resources do not stretch that far. Midwives and doctors are overworked and overstretched. Furthermore, we may not routinely have available to us information about how we can support ourselves to have better birth experiences.
Continuity of care is the single most useful thing to promote normality in birth. This is where a woman gets to know her midwife throughout pregnancy and that same midwife is at her birth. And yet continuity of care is often not available.
I want to live in a world where…
pregnant women feel listened to and understood.
women realise what they can do to prepare for birth
we have the tools to tap into our huge reserves of energy and insight
Are You Liking this world?
I want to live in a world where babies are given the best start possible and women know what environments are conducive to the birthing process and…
Birth attendants have an understanding of how they can best participate in the birth http://bit.ly/MenLoveandBirth
Partners knows how to be the birthing womans’ ultimate wingman or woman
Families are truly inspired to realise their potential and this starts at birth
Women have access to the tools to prepare mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually for birth should they wish to
Creating strong attachment, connection and love are priorities
I want to live in a world where women are truly empowered in birth and beyond
Share if you would like to live in this world too.