Inspiration and resources for pregnancy, birth and parenting.
I'm married to my soulmate, and mummy to a gorgeous 3 year old daughter and a new ever growing baby girl born in May 2012. I'm a Christian and passionate about all things birth since having my first at home in water. I'm a strong supporter of natural, empowering birth, breastfeeding, and close bond gentle parenting, but more important than that I support women's choices, and will not judge or belittle anyone for the choices they make.
I'm hoping to train as a doula and childbirth educator in the near future, til then I'm learning as much as I can on my own, and here for support, encouragement and even advice (if I don't know, I'll try to find out!). I love supporting and sharing with other mummies and mummies to be! Ask me anything!
This is not a personal tumblr, though I will occasionally share personal things about my life. It is meant as a support, inspiration and encouragement. Your 'virtual doula' if you will. I don't always follow back for this reason, please don't take this personally, but I am grateful to all my followers.
I also share the running of a support Tumblr called "Love Can Come in Bottles Too". It's for mums who have stopped breastfeeding for whatever reason. Though I believe breast is best, and plan to breastfeed my second baby, I know from experience the guilt that usually comes with stopping breastfeeding, and wanted to offer support and encouragement to others. If this is you, please follow us! (You'll find it in the links section)
The first link in the links section (Power, Love, Wisdom) is my doula learning blog, where I post longer essays about things I'm learning or want to share. I often refer to it from my Tumblr, but if you use Blogger, check it out and follow me there too!
(Cont’d) CPM: Certified professional midwives. These midwives are regulated by the state. They do not have nurse training and are not considered medical professionals. They are certified to attend home births and a few work in hospitals but it’s not common. Often they are outlawed. A CPM is actually considered a “lay” midwife in the USA. (Cont’d)
Cont’d DEM: Direct entry midwives usually have the same training as a CPM (formalized training and apprenticeship). The primary difference is that they refuse to be certified. Often this is so that they can work in states were midwifery is illegal underground, or to circumvent the legal restrictions on the CPM/CNM. Usually this is because they believe that women should have a right to choose where to birth without legal restriction. Some states outlaw DEM, some do not. (End)
Finally I see the whole thing clearly! Thank you so much for this!