An overdue pregnancy and unassisted birth ended in success!
Some women are able to give birth while asleep. There are 8 factors that can assist towards this end.
Home birth is the opportunity to discover a relationship with the forces of nature both within and around us.
In the current coronavirus situation many women want to stay at home in labour for as long as possible, or are changing their plans to give birth at home. Is this you? Are your worrying what happens if you leave it too late and baby is born at home. Or what about if there isn’t a midwife to come out, or she arrives too late? What do you need to get ready? What do you need to know? What does your partner need to know? Is this you?
In the current coronavirus global epidemic it is even more important to be confident and capable in supporting women in labour while being hands off, to protect her and to protect you.
Dr Grantly Dick Read wrote about the fear of birth and how this rising anxiety towards the end of a pregnancy may inhibit a woman’s ability to go into labour and give birth spontaneously. He called it the fear-pain-tension cycle. His premise was that fear leads to pain and tension in the body, which can …
This is the story of a humbling birth with history. Caroline had hoped for a homebirth for her first baby boy and instead of fulfilling her dreams, gave birth by a needed caesarian section. Caroline, a personal trainer by profession, had fallen on her sacrum and coccyx in her twenties, not once but several times …