After a personally traumatic first birth I desperately felt the need for much more support for my second birth. After trying to find my way within the system I reached out to an Independant Midwife. My birth experience with her left me wishing I could provide an Independant Midwife for every birthing mumma in the world who needed or wanted one.
My friend Louise and her partner Christian are in a similar position. Louise after 7 years of infertility treatment/IVF and being told she would never conceive naturally, conceived her first son with Christian totally naturally. However she didnt feel supported in his birth and it was traumatic for both her and little man, which then lead to an unhappy baby and a mother suffering from post natal depression. They are both so fortunate to have fallen pregnant naturally a second time but Louise and Christian desperately want to feel supported in their choices for this birth and to try and bring this little being into the world as naturally as they can. They both feel it is such an important part of giving this little being the best start that they can and that all begins with how supported Mumma feels throughtout pregnancy and in labour and birth. They have been using the system but now at 32 weeks Louise has realised it isnt enough to meet her needs for this pregancy and has reached out to an independant midwife.
Having used an Independant Midwife I would do everything I could to help support any mother who wanted to use one, who realised at the very core of their being how much they needed it. I KNOW I am NOT the only woman that feels this. This is the reason for this crowdfunder and I know that what I am asking of people, many will consider a priviedge. But it shouldnt be, this should be what every mother is offered, this is how birth SHOULD be. I am looking for 395 people who have the same belief as I do and are willing to give £10 (or more if they can) to help my beautiful pregnant friend and her partner.
The day they met their Chosen Midwife they discovered that Christian and the midwife had already met, he had been round to give her a quotation for some works she needed doing to her house. One of those magical synchronisities and so they have already paid some of their bill for her services through an exchange of labour, but they need help with the rest. I know in my heart there are way more than 395 people out there that believe in this, and so I ask for help. Should we manage to fund more than they actually need ... I would love nothing more than to be able to offer another mumma and new baby the help too...
I DONT CARE WHAT KIND OF BIRTH YOU HAVE, A HOMEBIRTH, A SCHEDULED CESAREAN, EPIDURAL HOSPITAL BIRTH, OR IF YOU BIRTH ALONE IN THE WOODS NEXT TO A BABY DEER. I CARE THAT YOU HAD OPTIONS, THAT YOU WERE SUPPORTED IN YOUR CHOICES AND THAT YOU WERE RESPECTED
I thank you so much for those that feel this deeply and are prepared to help. Thank you.