On Sunday, 28th October, a workshop on professional midwifery services and water birth was held at Stork Home. We wholeheartedly thank the three families who came to share their positive and empowering water birthing experience, supported by the professional midwives at Fernandez Hospital/Stork Home. Water birth has been very well researched and evidence shows that women who opt for this service usually have a quicker birth and are also less likely to need alternative analgesia such as an epidural. Please note that water birth is usually recommended for women with very straightforward pregnancies.
Several members of the audience were moved to tears hearing these powerful birth stories. Fathers also attended this event to share their stories of the kind, compassionate and safe care that our professional midwives offered. They also explained how a father can provide important support during labour.
Overall the workshop was extremely impactful and it definitely opened up a new option for the mothers-to-be.