Why women rock…

Yesterday I spent the day with a labouring woman and her husband – from those first milder contractions through to cuddling their new baby.

We paced and rocked and breathed through contractions, we climbed stairs and wandered corridors. We sat, we stood, we swayed.

Women are bloody amazing – my client found energy she didn’t think she had, she let her body move as it needed to, she rode each one of those big, powerful contractions with calm breathing and she kept going when she thought she couldn’t. 

I saw beauty and strength, I saw a woman’s body working hard to bring her baby, I saw a woman go with her instincts and do what felt right, I saw a woman who was sometimes scared take reassurance and comfort from those all around her.

My client was simply amazing and it was a privilege to see her bring her baby into the world.

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Janine Rudin | Birth & Baby

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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.