Nurse; Author; Lecturer; Foreign Expert Maternity Service and Midwifery advisor to Modern Maternity and Midwifery Systems and Education
Director of operations My Body My Baby Enhanced Prenatal global education project
I’ve practiced midwifery for 38 years. I was medically trained in the 1970’s. My midwifery training was not what I expected it to be. Mothers and babies were separated. Birth was not calm or peaceful. It was not the stories from my grandmother who was a baby catcher in the villages of Poland and who birthed 13 children at home. Nor was it anything like the home birth stories of my mothers or my sisters. I’ve spent my entire life observing systems and learning more wonderful ways to deliver care and be connected with women. “Why can’t we lower interventions, why can’t we see less post-partum depression, why can’t we be more human?” I’ve spent my entire life observing practices, developing new ways, implementing change and learning more wonderful ways to stay connected with women. “I have lowered intervention rates. I have hardly seen a woman depressed after birth under my care and I am definitely human”. Most of my knowledge and expertise came from observing and being with the women and families that I’ve cared for. I’ve taken more than 1000 women through the continuity of care program. My homeopathic mind was my greatest asset. Women were educated and learned to connect with their body and their baby. They learned to understand and trust the entire process. They used traditional and complimentary therapies. They birthed well and celebrated birth in quiet calm environments. “Babies, mothers fathers and family were confident healthy and happy.” Unfortunately that is not the case for millions of women across the globe….Where we have system centred care and medically driven care that causes long term psychological harm to the mother and her baby… We have a fear of what’s natural. We have lost touch with nature…. That’s why we are all here today…. …Finding wonderful peaceful and loving ways towards….Birthing Humanity…..