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What do you want when you find out you are going to have a baby? You want to feel safe, you want to feel confident, you want to know all the information that will help you to have the best experience...YOUR best experience . Bringing a baby into the world is a momentous event and your labor and birth will make an imprint on the core of who you are. You will love your body, trust your body and your instincts and have a peaceful and satisfying birth. Caring and unbiased, I will support and guide you in your journey towards those outcomes . Along with the medical expertise of an OB or midwife and the love and comfort of their partner women benefit from continuous, consistent encouragement, reassurance and respect. The strength of a mother is unparalleled and the value of a 'village' at that mothers side, helping her discover that strength is immeasurable.
What do Doulas do?
A Doula or birth companion or birth coach is like a guide. They provide information, emotional support, advice, and physical comfort (like massage and tips and tricks for pain management), in a non-medical capacity, before, during and just after childbirth. Doulas can help you with research, teach you the best positions for labouring, help you feel relaxed, calm and ready for birth. They can set up and maintain your preferred environment (music, candles, aromatherapy), reassure and encourage and help you through emotional blockages that can come up during labour. They can be a big help to your partner by showing them how to assist you and by taking some pressure off them. I will hold your birth preferences close to my heart, no matter what they are, and guide you towards them. I 'mother' the mother by offering unique care based on your circumstances and desires.
Why a wren?
...The wren is an active little bird, and so it's symbolic Celtic meanings include activity, vibrancy, alertness and efficiency. The wren is rarely seen resting on her laurels. The Celts honoured that fastidiousness, and took the lesson of making progress each day to heart in their own lives.
...both male and female wrens take part in the caring for their young...this is a reminder of not getting stuck in gender roles , and to approach the 'traditional' from a fresh, innovative angle.
...like many songbirds the wren is a champion at migration and movement...this is symbolic of the old adage 'home is where the heart is.' In this respect, the wren reminds us it is not the material items we gain, but the quality of relationships made along the way that enrich our lives.
...the wren may be tiny, but she packs a powerful symbolic message, encouraging us to go beyond the realm of the 'known' and to access the adventure that waits for us!
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What is a Rebozo?
A Rebozo is a long woven scarf/shawl. It is a classic Mexican garment which can be worn but it is also a fabulous aid for labouring women. It can help with rhythmic movements and physical support to lift the belly and ease back pain. The robozo can help you in certain positions like squats and hip squeezes. It can even be wrapped around you for an anti-anxieny hug feeling! Neat!