Reflections on desirable attributes of a midwife.

Aristotle believed a midwife ought to have “a lady’s hand, a hawke’s eye and a lions heart” among other things. I have spent a lot of time working with midwives, doulas, doctors, birth keepers and those who support women and families as they transition through birth and into early parenthood and notice recurring similarities inContinue reading “Reflections on desirable attributes of a midwife.”

Secrets of the Golden Hour of Birth

The “golden hour” or “Enchantment hour*”, refers to the first hour (or hours) following birth where both mother and baby adjust to their early postpartum state and forge bonds/ imprint on one another and discover their new selves. This journey from the last moments of labour and birth until the new mother and child areContinue reading “Secrets of the Golden Hour of Birth”