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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In this first of the “Best Of” Series which is a mix of my personal favorites and the top downloaded episodes of all time since Mum’s The Word launched back in Dec 2015, I’m lucky enough to interview Jacky Bloemraad de Boer, my midwife for both of my children’s births! She is a woman of wisdom and has immersed herself in all things Birth for decades. I am so thrilled that I was able to have her share with the Mum’s The Word listeners and be my inaugral guest. Its still a fave episode of mine.
We discuss in this episode;
The role of a Midwife
The benefits of a midwife led birth
Research around home birth and natural birth
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Jacky Bloemraad de Boer is a mother, a wife, CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), a Doula, a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, a Nutritionist, Herbalist & a Doula Trainer. She lives in both Amsterdam and Cape Town.
Jacky is passionate about fertility, pregnancy, childbirth and women’s health and is continually exploring the various aspects of global maternal health and in particular midwifery care and the continuum of care. Midwifery care can improve maternal outcomes because experience and research has clearly shown that pregnancy and childbirth care which has been de-medicalized and restores dignity and humanity to the process of childbirth by returning the control to the birthing woman has proven to be the safest approach.
Jacky is dedicated to educating midwives, the world needs more midwives and as Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Jacky has also published a book: A-Z for a Healthy Pregnancy and Natural Childbirth,
“A healthy woman who labours and births spontaneously performs a job that cannot be improved upon.”
This is a topic dear to my heart. Hnourign the mother’s wisdom and the mother herself in birth. Our guest this week , as you will hear is more than qualified to speak about this topic. Enjoy the episode!!
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Maha Al Musa is a leading light in the birth world as a spiritual birth visionary and birth activist. She has 20 years’ experience working with pregnant and birthing women and is the creator and founder of EmbodyBirth™ – BellydanceBirth® – The Al Musa Method® also described as Mindful Movement To Awaken Birth Wisdom since 1997.
Maha was the winner of the 2011 One World National Birth Hero Award, is a breastfeeding advocate, doula, mother of three and birth consultant for both pregnant women and birth professionals. She offers her inspiring somatic Teacher Training worldwide that honours the language of the feminine.
Maha is also an international speaker and passionate about Human Rights in Childbirth. She has presented at numerous birth conferences, events and seminars within Australia and internationally.
In her breastfeeding advocacy Maha has graced the cover of two Australian magazines Woman’s Day Nov 2012/2015 and Take 5 Magazine January 2014 as well as appearing on Sunrise TV Australia, A Current Affair, and Mornings Show Australia. She has been interviewed by many online and published magazines as well as appearing in three documentaries in 2015, including Discovery Channel, RTL German TV and Inside Story Australia.
She is the author of the award winning world first book “Dance Of The Womb”, endorsed by Dr Michel Odent, Sheila Kitzinger and Dr Sarah Buckley. She is the producer of the DVD “Dance Of The Womb”, endorsed by NACE (Australia) and the Australian Doula College.
Maha speaks the language of the feminine for birth and beyond. She has boldly stood in the light throughout the world for women and babies to be seen and heard with reverence for this human spiritual rite of passage. Through her birth work she encourages women with their babies to align with the innate birth intelligence that resides within themselves and trust in its guidance.
Maha sees a clear vision that when we respect women and babies in birth we can truly elevate Love Consciousness on this planet in order for peace, harmony, compassion and connection to prevail.
“May you dance to the rhythm of the music, as you give birth to the rhythm of your body and the rhythm of Life”