Birthwise draws on the experience and wisdom of a number of experts and birth specialists. You can find out about the experts and resources provided in the DVD and where you can find further information about each of them in this section of he website.
Birthwise: Your Creation, Your Choice, is an educational DVD that will take you through a full set of antenatal classes to help you prepare for labour, birth and life with a new purpose.
Rebecca, “I felt totally empowered and reassured about the process of giving birth after watching Birthwise. Because everything was explained clearly, especially about pain, I knew I could handle it."
I hugely support Carolines 10-days-in-bed after birth advice. It was a gift to me, and to my girls Ripley and Nico. The time I spent in bed allowed me to gently feel and see the world through my baby's eyes ‐ it took me into her world so that when I took her out into mine it was with an acute se...
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Dr. Yehudi Gordon
Dr. Gordon has been an obstetrician for over 30 years, and was one of the pioneers of the active birth movement. He introduced water births to the UK and encourages women to take control of their own labour. He is the founder of the birth unit at St John’s and Elizabeth’s Hospital, which is widely regarded as the model for integrated care in pregnancy, birth and beyond.
He shares his approach birth and advises new parents how to speak,listen and understand your new baby, and when medical intervention has its place.
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Caroline Flint is the Director of The Birth Centre. She is the past President of the Royal College of Midwives, and has been a midwife for 28 years. Caroline is the author of five books for midwives and she has written over 300 published articles. She is regularly called upon by the media and government to comment on midwifery issues. She is an Honorary Professor at Thames Valley University.
Sheila Kitzinger is a researcher, renowned author, and well-known birth activist who supports and teaches women, midwives, doctors and doulas. She campaigns for women to have the information they need to make choices about childbirth and is the founder for the Birth Crisis Network. For Birthwise, she shares her experience of how women can get the care they need during pregnancy and labour, how to listen to your body, how to make sense of your birth experience and how her Birth Crisis Network can support women who have had a traumatic or difficult birth experience.
Colleen has over 30 years experiences as a midwife, educator, and senior manager in the NHS. She is an author and leadership consultant and has developed and delivered a variety of management and leadership development processes for healthcare organisations in the UK, USA and Europe. She has held academic positions at the City University, London and Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine, New York City. She gives her wisdom on how to best prepare for your labour, building a partnership/relationship with your midwife, shifting your approach to pain and when to come into hospital.
Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, is a registered member of the Nutrition Society, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine, psychologist, author and has studied and practised nutrition for over 25 years. She is recognised as the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health. She is the President of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of medicine. Marilyn shares her expertise on what is the best nutritional approach during pregnancy and preparation for birth including the use of appropriate and timely supplements.
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