Sunday, March 25, 2012

A new adventure begins

After the birth of my first child, a new world opened up to me. Never before had I realized the passion I had for educating women about childbirth. I started reading and soaking up knowledge. It didn't take much to make me realize that I wanted others to experience how to feel empowered during childbirth. Several people close to me had less then empowering experiences with the birth of their firstborn and I realized that if they had simply received the right (or any) education their outcomes could have been far different. Thus I have started on my journey to become a Certified Childbirth Instructor through ICEA. My hope is to educate and empower as many women as I can to change the way the world views childbirth.

I am the mother of two children, both of whom were born underwater at a birth facility in a hospital. While I cherish the experience I had, I realize that my way is not the way of every woman. No matter how a woman chooses to give birth; medicated, natural, cesarean, VBAC, in a hospital or at home, she has the right to the best childbirth experience possible.

Childbirth is not simply a nuisance that women must endure to have a baby. It is a life altering event that can impact the bonding experience between mother and child. The way our mother's gave birth affected each of us and the way we give birth will affect future generations.

Join me on my new adventure as I provide evidence based information to a new generation of mothers.