- Title: The Secrets of Birth –
What every woman should know about birth and motherhood
- Author: Kicki Hansard
- Genre: Motherhood / Family Relationships / Pregnancy & Childbirth
- Length: 124 pages
- Publication Date: November 11, 2015
Are women losing their instinct by listening to the experts opinions and advice around childbirth and parenting more than their own gut feeling? Having a baby and becoming a mother is sometimes not the exciting adventure it should be as there is so much information out there about what to do and how to do it best. In this book, Kicki Hansard discusses five secrets around birth and mothering, offering straight-forward and evidence based information which will open the eyes of the reader to things in pregnancy that they might not have considered as well as gently preparing them for becoming parents.
About the Author
Kicki Hansard BSc is a certified birth and postnatal doula with experience in all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Since 2002, she has been preparing couples for the arrival of their baby and supported many of them through the birth and postnatal period. She has been working as a doula course facilitator since 2006, and runs the BirthBliss Aspiring Doula Foundation course. Kicki was also given the Pregnancy & Birth Magazine and Doula UK award of Doula of the Year in 2009. Kicki believes that birth is a truly normal, and at the same time, deeply profound event that is optimized by personalised support, defined birth goals with flexibility built in and solid education. Her goals are to instil confidence with true information, equipping women and families for the work of labour, birth and the postnatal period and to understand each family’s unique needs and birth goals. Kicki has trained with the grandmothers of doulas Penny Simkin and Phyllis Klaus in San Diego as a When Survivors Give Birth Educator and produces Kicki Hansard s Path to Birth , an educational tool for birth preparation. Kicki is also a chapter contributor to the book The Roar Behind the Silence. Born in Swedish Lapland, the magical land of the midnight sun and Northern Lights, Kicki moved to the UK in 1990 and has two teenage daughters.