Bringing together over 15 years’ experience in the birth world, midwife and author Clemmie Hooper and birth educator and yesmum® founder Hollie de Cruz are joining forces to present "In The Beginning", an exploration of their insights into the world of birth.
This afternoon workshop will see birth being explored from both a physiological and emotional point of view. Aiming to dispel some myths about what really happens when a woman brings her child into the world, Clemmie and Hollie will be discussing the effects of the medicalisation of birth, and their experience in helping women to reclaim their own innate power and wisdom on their journey to becoming mothers.
Clemmie will be sharing her experience as a case loading midwife and the wonderful benefits of being able to provide woman-centred care by building relationships in the community, whilst Hollie will offer insight into the importance of a more empowering birth education system that sees women and their partners being equipped with the tools to be calm and present in birth, and the inevitable effects that has on their life as a new family.
There will also be a special guest sharing how the healing home birth of her second child resolved the trauma of her first over-medicalised and disempowering experience.
The workshop will be informal and is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about birth. It will be followed by a Q&A with Clemmie and Hollie and refreshments will be provided.
Clemmie began her career as a midwife over 10 years ago working in one of London’s busiest hospitals. After the birth of her second daughter she decided to start her blog, Gas and Air , which documented the trials and tribulations of life as a midwife whilst mothering young children. As the blogs popularity grew, so did the demand for women all over to share their experiences of birth, and with the consent of mothers everywhere, Clemmie began publishing weekly birth stories on her blog to inspire and support mothers to be. Currently on maternity leave with twin daughters age 8 month, Clemmie is in the process of finishing her book 'How to grow a baby and push it out' publish by Penguin Random House, out February 2nd 2017. @mother_of_daughters
HOLLIE DE CRUZ
Hollie launched her London Hypnobirthing practice after the birth of her son in 2010. She has worked with hundreds of couples and celebrity clients, empowering them with the tools to have a calm and confident birth. In 2015 she created the double-award winning yesmum® positive affirmation cards which aim to inspire and support people from all walks of life through whatever the world throws at them. Hollie lives in London with her husband and son. @theyesmummum