Julie Green's profile
Tel 01482 443180
I had very positive birth experiences over twenty years ago now. Although with my first I laboured overnight so was told to “lay down and get some sleep”, I did not experience interference. I gave birth to my second son without any assistance or problem. I struggled with breastfeeding as so many can but I felt determined that it was best and continued for ten months despite returning to work very early. I worked as a nurse, not a midwife and I feel that I only achieved my goals because I empowered myself through reading about active birth and breastfeeding.
After qualifying as a midwife I became increasingly despairing, I felt sad witnessing women without personal control accessing a service that saw birth through a different control agenda. I have since developed a drive to influence the culture surrounding birth through women and professionals by becoming a midwifery lecturer and developing a social enterprise organisation to empower women.
My three main philosophies around birth are:-
The childbirth experience can greatly influence women’s self esteem and subsequent mothering abilities, influencing self efficacy and emotional intelligence which are vital to maintain a society that cares.
There is a need to empower women to have control and confidence within the childbearing domain to move away from the current medicalised paradigm.
Witnessing a woman giving birth naturally is a truly phenomenal experience.
My other skills
Midwifery since 1990
Experience setting up and researching a volunteer Doula scheme.
Member of the Royal College of Midwives
Member of the Nursing midwifery Council