I believe that a healthy baby is not ALL that matters.
"Too often women who say they care about the details of their baby’s birth day are accused of wanting an ‘experience’, as if it is selfish to care about how their baby is born, how they feel or how they are treated. But, as the saying goes, ‘when a baby is born, so is a mother’. If a mother feels broken, dispirited, depressed or traumatised, how will this affect her baby? Is this healthy?"
The following sentence is crucial:
When a woman gives birth, a healthy baby is absolutely completely and utterly the most important thing.
Got that? OK – do not adjust your wig, there’s more…
It is not ALL that matters.
Two things – just to repeat: a healthy baby is the most important thing, AND it is not all that matters.
Women matter too.
A good birth doesn’t have to be a hippy dippy ‘natural’ birth, all candles, knitting midwives and placenta smoothies. Many women who have hospital births that don’t go the way they planned and end in interventions such as caesareans, report feeling positive about what happened. This is because how a woman is spoken to and treated as she has her baby is much much more important than the actual mode of delivery." -Milli Hill (Click here to purchase The Positive Birth Book)
By working with us, our hope is that you walk away from your birth feeling like you were part of the decision making process the whole time. Our hope is that you do not walk away saying "everything just happened to me". Our hope is that you feel empowered, and that you as a mother are also born gently.