Hello! Whether you are here as an expectant parent or as someone who is supporting others in birth (or considering this path!), you are welcome.
This is a space for learning and for advocacy in birth.
There is no one right way to give birth. There are probably as many ‘right’ ways to give birth as there are people on this planet. What is true, however, is that without accurate information, choice is restricted. In other words, if we don’t know what questions to ask or what our choices are, we don’t have any.
Knowing how birth works can help us make the best choices for ourselves and our own babies according to our own situation and circumstances. My mission is to make this information more freely and easily accessible to all.
A little about me…
I’m Rebecca Wright, mama to four beautiful children aged 2 to 14. For the past 14+ years, birth (and all things tangentially related!) has been a source of fascination for me. After the birth of my first child in 2003, I trained as a breastfeeding counsellor with La Leche League. But I soon found that while I loved helping mamas and babies to breastfeed, it wasn’t enough. So much was happening before that point of contact: birth impacts infant feeding and mothering experiences (and this is true for fathers as well).
In 2007, I attended my first ‘doula preparation workshop’, Paramana Doula, with Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers. I went in with a fascination for birth, and deep desire to learn more. This workshop changed me. I emerged with more than a passion for birth: I emerged with a deep knowing that this information must be freely shared, and the critical importance of all families being supported in their birth choices and birth experiences.
I joined Doula UK shortly afterwards. In April 2010, I became a recognised birth and postnatal doula. I also certified as a Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator with Childbirth International, working as a Trainer for CBI for both these programmes from 2011 to 2015.
I am a member of the Indie Birth Network.