For many in today’s world, who already have their Business mentor, and/or Lifestyle coach, and/or Gym instructor, the idea of investing in personalised pregnancy-birth-newborn-motherhood assistance, is a complete No-Brainer – especially when dealing with THE biggest Journey of your Life as woman … when our Inner Lioness has to step up to become the Head of the Pride.
Some mums-to-be are blessed to have the in-person support of family members or great girlfriends who are well experienced with the many complexities of pregnancy, the phases of labour, the stages of birth, the art of successfully establishing breastfeeding, the decoding of different baby cries, the know-how on teaching an infant great sleep habits, and more. But not everyone is that lucky.
However even if you feel you do have access to some great hands-on in-the-trenches help, I invite you to consider the global connectedness of joining my invitation-only Inner-Circle Facebook Masterclass group, where you can have questions answered LIVE by me at my Weekly Q&A webinar. It is also a knowledge hub of like-minded Mothers encouraged to help each other with sharing their wisdom and successes (and failures). Starting at only $199, this “Essential Basics” support package, also gives you a FREE sign-in to my Website’s special Q&A section, giving you exclusive access to nearly 600 most commonly asked questions on pregnancy-labour-birth-babies-motherhood-parenting. Plus you will have the lifetime access to my FREE resource library of downloads, blogs, podcasts, webinars – and VIP priority access to suggest topics for me to discuss in my newsletters … it is so great to be able to access the most current research-based knowledge.
Alternatively, for a special (and obviously logistically-limited) number of women worldwide, using computer webcam conversation technology, I am able to personally provide private in-home one-on-one “expert-nurturing” care, during a woman’s entire childbirth cycle, from pregnancy to babydom. And if there is one thing a woman really needs during those critical months, it is having access to one reliable honest Expert they trust to guide them through this intrepid journey called Motherhood. In many countries around the world, the Obstetrician manages your pregnancy and birth medically, and the Midwife can have an enormous caseload. My role is not to replace or undermine their essential responsibilities. My job is to fill-in-the-spaces, to ensure the Whole You is feeling looked after holistically!
Dependent on frequency of one-on-one sessions you desire, and number of months you require accessing my private “expert nurturing” Maternity Consultant personalised support packages, the prices range from $1500 to $6500 – ideally something to suit everyone’s budget and needs. Now that all our own children are driving their own cars, let me say, the cost to You of my services, is sooooooo insignificant (!) when compared to the cost of raising your baby for the next 18-20 years! Eeek, but true. But the cost of inadequate Childbirth knowledge and the cost of poor Motherhood support, can be incalculable on the long-term life-time irrecoverable damages done. Getting the healthiest start for Baby and the happiest start for Mother, we know positively impacts things forever!
FYI as a midwife I definitely do not view myself as extremist in any way – in fact I am quite the medical textbook conservative who is rarely wishing to embrace radical unproven practices (unless insisted upon and documented by the woman herself). However I absolutely, passionately, profoundly, and fundamentally, am an avid fervent zealous believer in Women making informed-consent Pregnancy-Birth decisions based on a full knowledgeable awareness of how optional interventions, pregnancy complexities and birth complications do (and don’t) impact outcomes for the mother and for their baby.
The subsequent result is around one-third of my women have opted for low-intervention Home-Births or Birth-Centre births; and around 80% of my client Labours have resulted in normal Vaginal Births (5% instrumental vaginal deliveries, and 15% surgical C-Section deliveries). These are the rates recommended by the World Health Organization but are rarely accomplished in Western countries due to the frequency of unnecessary interventions. Additionally, 90% of my clients are still fully breastfeeding at one month.
None of this happens accidentally by default. Not at all. These are intelligent articulate informed women who have intentionally been proactive in educating themselves on the pro’s and con’s of their own Maternity decision-making – and they should be and are proud of the outcome of their results: Their babies are some of the statistically most healthy – and their own bodies are some of the statistically most well, including some of the lowest rates of postnatal depression. These are typically well-slept women with thriving babies, recovered bodies, and happy homes.
Obviously I can’t internationally be your Midwife, but I can internationally be your Maternity Consultant, a relationship based on partnership – I am not your boss, and you are not mine. Our conversations don’t take away from your local Midwife or Obstetrician – I simply add to your resources of wisdom, personalised to your unique needs on a completely private basis. However, also obviously, I logistically have a limited capacity of women I can provide such intense one-on-one care to.
It’s all just about knowing what to know.