Introducing Anne-Marie Jones, BirthBliss Doula Of The Month, December 2018.
I can vividly remember driving over to my first ever birth. It was December 2002 and my client, pregnant with her third child and booked for a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean), called me in the middle of the night.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Birthlight Conference in Cambridge and I got to share the stage with some very inspirational women.
I grew up in a small town called Åsele in Swedish Lapland. At the time, there were around 3500 people living within the borders of the local municipal which in area is double the size of the greater London area, which has a population of over 8 million people.
When a pregnant woman watches programs or read books about childbirth, she should be aware of the risks she is taking by using an academic approach to birth. Is it possible to lose intuition and gut feeling if you add too much information and knowledge that creates unbalance in your mind?
As I look back at the last 12 years and the births I’ve been privileged to attend, I have come to realise that nothing teaches you about life the way birth does.
Women supporting women in labour and early mothering is an ancient and widespread practise. According to anthropological data reviewed and analysed from 128 non-industrialised hunting and gathering and agricultural societies, all but one offered support for the mother during labour and childbirth.
Kicki Hansard is a member of Doula UK, however any opinions expressed on this blog are personal views and not necessarily the view of Doula UK.