I'm not sure even I knew exactly what I was doing when I decided to become a birthworker. I was listening to my intuition rather than my logical brain for sure.
My logical brain was probably saying what everyone asked me. How do you make money as a birthworker?
i longed to connect with Mums and support them in practical ways. I HAD NO IDEA I WOULD END UP MAKING PLACENTA PILLS!!
In fact if someone had said ten years ago that this is what I would be doing I would have laughed myself silly.
When I had my first child and the midwife asked Are you planning on keeping your placenta? my reply was
No thank you! Why would I want to do that...
It wasn't until after that birth that I began to understand a few things really well.
1 mums are sleep deprived and
2 mums can always use more energy
and the feedback I get from Mums is that placenta pill DO make a huge difference!!
Then I spent a life changing day with a local Perth midwife who had been doing placenta encapsulation for years.
As we learnt about the placenta, encapsulation, cord keepsakes and making dream catchers I felt so at home. We shared stories of birth, life and death.
My first encapsulation I felt so proud. Knowing that my work was making a difference in the world, one Mum at a time.
I have now done hundreds of placenta and every time is still special. I don't always get to meet the Mums at first but I do look forward to dropping the placenta pills back to the Mums when they are ready.
You can read the feedback from my beautiful clients here.