From my perspective, the wonderful work that you are doing to give babies and families the best possible start in life is the most valuable work on the planet today.
Pregnancy and birth are crucial determinants of life-long health, happiness, and wholeness.
The care that you give will influence all of those outcomes and you want to make sure that you do the best for mothers. babies, fathers, and families that you can.
You want to give women and families the best possible information and the best possible start.
It’s not so easy to keep up with all the information on childbirth, and especially to find authoritative sources and resources for yourself and the women and families that you educate and care for.
There is so much information available these days, and the area of childbirth seems to be especially full.
Do you have trouble reading everything that comes to you? Are you looking for other ways to stay educated? You don't want to lose the joy of supporting families through this major transition, but you don't want to spend all your time and energy keeping up with the information either!
For more information, and to keep up to date on The Gentle Natural Birth for Professionals Program please join my newsletter.
We have done all the research and compiled fabulous resources on the topics you need to know, and you can access this amazing teaching at any time that suits you!
You will get access to dozens of on-demand webinars on the topics you need to know such as cord clamping and cord blood banking, induction, group B strep and much more.
As a GNB Professional member, you will also get access to resource sheets, videos PLUS our upcoming podcasts on fathering, yoga, exercise in pregnancy, the best start with breastfeeding, and much more. (All will be recorded and available on-demand a few days later). (And we are working on getting accreditation, so we can have your CEUs/CMEs covered too! Watch this space.)
How can I provide all of this? Firstly,...
I have completed my training to practice GP-obstetrics, caring for healthy mothers and babies
My first baby was born in 1990 and my last in 2000, all such wonderful experiences at home that I subsequently changed career, writing two editions of my book “Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering“ in 2005 and 2009.
Mothering magazine (US)
Natural Parenting (Australia)
MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (UK)
Midwifery Today (US)
Pathways to Family Wellness (US)
The Mother (UK)
and many other magazines
I also lecture to parents and professionals in Australia, US, UK and around the world on gentle, natural childbirth and how to maximise its benefits.
I have a special interest in the hormones of labour and birth and my detailed scientific report Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing was published by Childbirth Connection (US) in January 2015.
In my Gentle Natural Birth Professionals program, you can draw upon all of my knowledge and resources, and get accurate, up to date information.
In addition, I’ve experienced the challenges and joys of gentle, natural birth and mothering myself, and I know from my own experience just how challenging birth and mothering can be- and also how rewarding. I also know that a great start at birth can give a head-start in mothering too!
I also know that sometimes interventions are needed for the wellbeing of mothers and babies, and that we can help mothers, partners and families to be involved and empowered in any situation.
I am passionate about informed choices for mothers, babies, fathers and families.With education and awareness, we can also enhance hormonal physiology for all mothers and babies, promoting safety and pleasure, even when interventions are needed.