Sisterhood is described as being a strong feeling of friendship and support among women who are involved in a shared activity or event. This ethos has been prevalent to all women at some times in their lives but never more so now with the world being in a state of total change.
This philosophy has never been more relevant than it is now with the world being in the midst of a pandemic. We are living in a world where so much has changed overnight but one thing that has not changed, is the fact that women are still becoming pregnant and giving birth.
It will be a worrying time if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby but rest assured that the midwifery and obstetric profession will be doing their very utmost to support you through this anxious time.
How to access information:
There are many websites for accessing information which will give you well balanced information and advice, such as the NHS website www.nhs.co.uk and www.nct.org.uk. Your local midwife will also be keeping you informed of the current situation and how you can best protect yourself and your unborn baby and family from infection and keep well.
You may find that you have to change or alter your birth plans slightly in order to protect yourself and your baby and if you are giving birth in hospital you will be looked after by professionals who will be wearing personal protection equipment, which although slightly alarming will not compromise the care and compassion and advice given to you by your midwife.
You and your baby will be safe and it will be an experience that is unique to you and although each and every birth is different to every woman, the process of giving birth is one that is shared with the whole sisterhood of women the world over.
Be strong and brave – you are not alone.
Your midwife is also part of the sisterhood. The meaning of midwife is ‘being with woman’
Currently I am available for counselling, talking or just discussing any anxieties that you will undoubtedly have. I am counselling via telephone, email, SKYPE or WhatsApp or Face Time/Messenger.