Christine Pearce - Midwife Doula
I joined Cheryl's Gentle Births in 2011 as a Midwife Doula, also teaching our active Birth Antenatal Classes. I am passionate about natural birth and have myself had two home births. For a long time, my son held the record for being that largest baby delivered in Cheryl's Gentle Births at 5.3kg! This record has been broken since then, yes really!!
I felt the warmth and love of those who were present at my son’s birth in 2009, I chose my team and they were incredible. I felt completely safe, uninhibited and effectively gave birth without difficulty or pain relief, at home. I would attribute the ability to do that to various things, one being a belief in yourself, but also the incredible support of those around me.
Continuous support in labour increased the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth, had no harm, and women were more satisﬁed.”
The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 2011