Such an important topic and when you hear the statistics that Joyce shares in this interview its truly so strange that we don’t talk about it more. The Blues, Depression….. We need to talk about it …
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Kinta Gitsham an ordinary mum who has had an EXTRA ordinary journey through motherhood. A stay at home mother of 3 gorgeous children; Archie (8), Josie (6) and George (3). She is currently separated from her husband of 10 years Rick since March this year, however they are still an incredible team for the kids, and with time feel things will mend just beautifully. She has pushed through and survived severe PNDA for all three children, recovered from a minor breakdown, helped recover their son Archie, diagnosed from ASD (AUTISM – PDD-NOS), ADHD, ANXIETY, SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER and suspected but not diagnosed ODD.
It’s been quite the journey, through heavy medication for both Kinta and Archie and with Kinta almost giving up on life. Through years of searching and never giving up on hope, she has now found many answers through gut health, which consists of living a chemical free life where we eat real whole nutritious food. Through following her ‘gut intuition’ and addressing the families extensive gut issues and inflammation, they have successfully began a massive recovery and are both off all medication and are really beginning to thrive!! She is now super passionate about spreading this awareness to help as many people as she can to know they are not alone and where to find the help and support so that they too can also begin to thrive.
“Don’t Judge me, You can’t handle half of what I’ve dealt with. There is a reason I do the things I do, There is a reason I am who I am”
This week I have another great episode for you! I was lucky enough to get a pioneering midwife on the podcast (I was thrilled that she said yes to my invite!!) and as you will learn, she really has done some amazing work to create change, particularly in the area of policy related to optimal cord clamping.
Please do share this episode and it’s links/resources with those pregnant women around you. It’s such an important topic and this information needs to get out! As you will hear when you listen to the episode, it really doesn’t take much to wait before to clamp the cord, doesn’t cost anything and has so many be benefits for the newborn.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Amanda has been in Midwifery practice for over 27 years. Although most of her practice has been in Leeds, she also worked as a Midwife in New Zealand, experiencing a very different model of Midwifery care.
Over ten years ago Amanda began to challenging the practice of immediate cord clamping after realising that this common routine practice had absolutely no evidence base and deprived babies of valuable stem cell enriched full blood. Amanda has campaigned for a change in practice from immediate cord clamping to delayed cord clamping and has seen all national and international guidelines change their guidance to recommend this. Amanda is a co-inventor of the award winning Basics/Lifestart trolley, which enables vulnerable babies to be ventilated whilst the umbilical cord is kept intact to ensure they receive their full blood benefit. Amanda has written many articles and talked at numerous events about optimal cord clamping and changing practice and fully harnessed the power of social media by participating in an international network of midwives, doctors, birth-workers and parents who share and disseminate the latest in research and education regarding optimal cord clamping.
Amanda has been nominated and won several awards for her work in this area including Midwife of the Year 2015, British Journal of Midwifery and Midwife of the Year 2012, Yorkshire Evening Post. She works with and supports midwives in other countries to enable them to give informed choice and practical guidance in optimal cord clamping.