The day you give birth is one of the most important days of your life, and like any important occasion you need to prepare for it carefully. Like planning a wedding, you need to choose the right venue, and the right people to attend to make it just perfect for you. You need to prepare thoroughly during your pregnancy to have a positive experience on the day, rather than just hope for the best.
Birth is often unpredictable so it's advisable to consider all your options beforehand, even researching the things you don't like the sound of. The human body has been designed well, and most people can give birth to healthy babies without assistance, given the right environment and loving support.
As a midwife who has attended hundreds of births I've learnt what helps birth go well, and what hinders this natural process. My top tips will help you start to prepare for your journey to birth. if you understand why treatment is being offered you can make truly informed choices about your care. Knowledge is power! Parents who are well informed can make the best choices for themselves and their babies. If you don't know why things are being done to you, and cant ask for the things that are important to you, this can lead to feeling disempowered or even traumatised by your experience.
Having had a traumatic birth with my first child 26 years ago I have worked tirelessly to ensure parents-to-be have positive birth experiences. This course highlights important factors to consider when planning your birth. I have included some useful download, including a 15 minute relaxation for you to download.
If you'd like more information you might like to look at some of my other courses or consider booking a professional consultation with me by skype or phone.
Wishing you well on your journey to parenthood.
With joy, from Joy.
Joy has been a Registered midwife for 20 years and is a former Registered Nurse in the UK. Her love of birth comes from her passion to empower families to have the best possible births, by educating themselves about childbirth.
Her ethos is simple:.
"Your body has been well designed to give birth, and people in labour rarely need "help." So equip yourself with knowledge, claim your power, and give birth in the way that's right for you. You can do this!"
Joy gained a Diploma in Antenatal education in 2002 through the National Childbirth Trust, and has shared her wisdom widely ever since since. She is driven by a desire to make birth as could as it can be for parents and babies.
Joy is currently an Independent Midwife and carries a small caseload. She teaches midwives and student midwives at national and international conferences and study days.
In her spare time Joy enjoys time with her family, walking her dogs, baking and attending music festivals.