I started this website for many reasons. I also called it “Visualize Birth” for many reasons. I don’t need to tell you all of the reasons, but suffice to say that I called it “Visualize Birth” because that is precisely what I want people to do. I want people to be able to stop by and read about all of the various ways people may visualize their births. Many women nowadays are looking for the “perfect” way to have a baby. Many are buying all of the books, and attending all of the prenatal classes because they perceive that to be the best way to prepare for the birth of their baby. Although this is all helpful, it is really just superficial stuff. Reading books, and attending prenatal classes is really just scratching the surface.
I am a registered midwife (RM) from London, Ontario and have been practicing for 5 years. I’ve had two babies in that time which has arguably taught me more than the 9 years I have spent submersed into this culture we call birth and catching babies. I could have called this website or blog ” My Perfect Pregnancy” in an effort to secure more visitors and create more hype, but I didn’t. I want people to realize how very different each persons “perfect pregnancy and birth” is. I want to demonstrate that all of this is merely a matter of perspective. Let me start in my next post with describing the births of my own children.
I will plan to post information that women should find helpful as well as other thoughts I have as I work towards improving our global maternity care crisis. Feel free to send me an email if there is anything specific you would like me to write about. This is just the beginning for me, and as I learn to navigate this thing called the world wide web, I will be able to more readily transform the constant chatter within my head, to a beautiful piece of text on these pages. Stay tuned!