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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Maartje Bruning : Having a Home Birth mindset in a Hospital Environment
It was so fun having Maartje o the podcast sharing her wisdom and personal experience on the topic. She is certainly rocking the Birth World bringing her Doula-dom and Doula-ness to the Doula-hood in Amsterdam.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Maartje is an Amsterdam based Doula and has guided already over 100 births in both medical and home birth settings.
Maartje was a fashion entrepreneur for many years in the shoes&bags importing business.
She became a mother in 2007 and 2011 of 2 vibrant, happy and healthy girls in a clinical setting.
JJ doula training in Amsterdam in 2013, adding Birthlight pregnancy yoga teacher training in 2014 and starting her doula business Mother Me Amsterdam.
Launch of partner workshops Birthing Basics and Gewoon Bevallen in 2015 and adding Spinning Babies and Rebozo techniques to her training.
“Start celebrating the birth of your baby at the actual birth and do not wait for a year to bake that cake or hang up the bunting.
I will hand you the flag but you will have to put it up yourself.”
I was so thrilled to have Pip from Birth Savvy on the cast who is amazingly passionate about birth, outcomes, people knowing their options and asking for what they want.
It has been a hugely successful episode in terms of downloads and also in the amount of feedback from mums that it was no doubt a certainty for the “best of ” series.
So very often discussed but never is there really a “what to avoid” or a “where to look”…. here are some tips to consider for your birth plan. Why you need one… why its ok to call it a plan and what might never be accepted if it was in one.
So as you can imagine this week is a very important message that all mums to be would love to hear. One to certainly be shared many times!! So please do share this episode and it’s links/resources with those pregnant women around you especially those nearing the end of their pregnancy.
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ENJOY this week’s Episode and thanks for listening!!
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Pip is a childbirth educator, midwife and mother of four who is a passionate advocate of empowering parents to create better births.
Over a decade ago Pip was charged with the antenatal classes program and teaching at a large private hospital. Working as a midwife at the time, Pip decided to enroll in formal childbirth education study through Birth International. The study dramatically changed her understanding and approach to prenatal education.
With the birth of her fourth child, her first with an obstetrician in the private hospital, Pip realised the real need to create an independent childbirth education service, operating externally and alongside the system. She launched “Birth Savvy – Ask for What You Want” in early 2013 which promotes Better Birthing through education. Workshops are held throughout WA and focus on helping parents get the birthing experience they deserve through increasing their confidence and knowledge and promoting an equal partnership with their obstetricians.
Since the inauguration of “Birth Savvy”, Pip has discovered the complimentary practice of hypnobirthing, and has since qualified as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.
Through her passion for improving birth experiences for couples Pip has become a sort after commentator on maternity issues and makes regular appearances on National Radio and TV. She has also been asked to written opinion pieces for national newspapers.
She has also contributed to magazines and online blogs, such as Practical Parenting, Empowering Birth and www.onyamagazine.com
Pip was also awarded the National Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner of Excellence 2014/2105.
“Don’t stress about the birth. Its just one day, enjoy your pregnancy, the birth is just a small part.”