Experiences with Newbirth Halifax
“When my husband and I first found out we were expecting our first child, we were absolutely delighted and ecstatic. However, we were also nervous about how our pregnancy and the big delivery day would unfold, particularly because we were hoping for as natural of a birth as possible. Our sense of unease did not diminish as we got tossed into the obstetrics system. Our doctor was friendly and willing to discuss different birthing options with us, but our appointments felt more like business exchanges. We attended prenatal classes and read books, which were certainly helpful and informative, but they were very much focused on the physical process of birth. We had confidence that the medical staff at the hospital would be caring and competent, but they would be complete strangers to us. Giving birth was going to be an extremely profound emotional and spiritual experience for us and we felt that we needed someone who could provide us with that kind of support, and who would be fully present with us throughout our pregnancy and entire labour. Adrienne was that someone, and she went above and beyond her call of duty, and our expectations. She invested hours into preparing us for our birth, both in the time she spent with us personally, and in the time she spent researching and sending us information. She helped us discern and articulate what we desired for our birthing experience, bringing certain matters to our attention that we didn’t even realize were things to consider. Most importantly to us, we were able to develop a trusting and comfortable relationship with her, and knew that she would be with us through the entirety of our labour and delivery. That reassurance made the world of difference going into our birthing experience.
"You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
~ Christopher Robin in Pooh’s Grand Adventure