As mentioned in my ‘About me’ page, along with getting my midwifery degree, I also became a Certified Birthing From Within mentor. My midwifery degree allowed me to learn how to provide safe, evidence-based, and effective care to families, but my certification in Birthing From Within, along with my own personal journey into understanding Self is what has informed my philosophy of the childbearing journey.
So because I deeply believe that preparing for the childbearing journey is about more than only discussing medical topics, I wanted this resource page to be more than just medical articles that discuss gestational diabetes, genetic screening, GBS etc. I also want this page to be a resource for you if you are also interested in exploring how the childbearing journey is influencing you in a more internal way or if you are interested in even using your childbearing journey as a way of learning more about yourself.
So on this resources page, you will see that there are both medical resources, as well as articles that are intended for reflection and exploration. Click on what interests you. If something feels particularly challenging to you, bring it up at your midwifery appointment so that we can discuss it.
Pomegranate Midwives, a highly respected midwifery practice in Vancouver, has generously allowed us to use their resources. They do their best to keep these resources as up to date as possible, but of course, some may get overlooked. Please note that these resources do not replace conversations with your midwife on these topics.