your sister-in-birth

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Gender FEMALE
Occupation pregnancy & birth support
Location Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm a mum of five(four homebirths inc one waterbirth). For the last 12 years I have supported family and local women in their pregnancies and preparation for birth. I believe in empowering women for their births through support and information. I am not a midwife but have been to conferences, read lots of books and supported lots of women. I am a volunteer for NCT, on the national committee of AIMS, have chaired the local hospital's Maternity Services Liaison Ctte and run a Sure Start Children's Centre. The information is out there and how to support women to have straightforward births is not rocket science. I know our bodies are amazing. I have been lucky enough to be called in labour a few times to be a companion. I consider myself a sister-in-birth to those who have let me be with them at their births.
Interests home birth, water birth, good birth, vbac, hbac, childbirth, drug free childbirth, empowering women, support in birth, baby led weaning, pregnancy knowledge, secrets of birth, woman to woman support, labour support, breastfeeding, extended breastfeeding, birth secrets, labour companion, wise women, AIMS, NCT, Sure Start Children's Centre, optimal foetal positioning, a good cup of tea
Favorite Movies Business of Being Born
Favorite Books The Red Tent, The Birth House by Ami McKay, The Colour Purple by Alice Walker, Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson, Jane Eyre