A 4 module course to enable parents to make informed choices about their labour and birth. Being fully informed of your rights and choices enables you to Make the right choices for you and your baby.
- We will cover labour stages and phases,
- How to cope with contractions and pain relief methods.
- Practical baby care.
- breathing, relaxation and massage techniques
- Writing birth plans.
- Partners will discover how to help whilst taking care of themselves.
Joy Has been a healthcare professional for 35years. She initially qualified as a Registered nurse in 1987 then Registered midwife in 1989. She worked as an occupational health nurse whilst she had 2 children of her own, returning to midwifery in 2002.
Joy gained a Diploma of Higher Education in 2002 through the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and has taught childbirth classes ever since.
She became an Independent midwife in 2005, specialising in birth at home, particularly for women who have had previous trauma. Working closely with families has enabled her to witness the rare miracle of births only made possible by facilitating undisturbed birth. She learnt breech birth skills from the UK's breech expert midwife, Mary Cronk, and has supported many other complex cases have Peaceful and healing birth experiences.
Joy believes our bodies are well designed to grow, birth and nourish our babies and that too much interference in this natural process has the potential to cause complications. She believes that when women are lovingly cared for and their babies are greeted gently that this sets them up for a positive parenting journey.
Peace on earth really does begin with birth!