My professional background started within the voluntary sector, working with children and families for a number of years, I then worked within the County Council, registering and training childminders, day care facilities and local groups. After the birth of my son, I moved age groups and enjoyed working in the community with disabled adults and seniors. This lead to two years studying adult nursing then PA/ Support work before setting up my own business Anita Bee Holistic Therapies, focusing on reflexology and holistic therapies.
While I was supporting women during their pregnancy's with reflexology, I noticed a lot of fear, anxiety and apprehension around birth. The idea of birth seemed filled with negativity, uncertainty and although there was a lot of information out there, it was all very overwhelming - for both women and men. No one seemed to be enjoying this experience to the fullest! General support seemed fragmented, options and rights were touched upon but not fully explored and I found myself wondering how I could support clients further. Then Birth Rocks appeared! With its client-centred, holistic approach which complimented my therapy business, it gave me the additional skills & knowledge to support, inform and empower expectant parents in a practical and individual way.
So, how do I work?
I have a thirst for knowledge and a natural ability to be able to inspire solutions. My previous work has enabled me to think creatively, plan strategies with clients to help them achieve their goals or outcomes whilst having a pragmatic and honest approach. How does this relate to childbirth? Birth is often treated as a negative experience - fuelled by horror stories and mass media dramatisation. Yes, it can be hard work and uncomfortable but here is where the challenge lies! What if it doesn't need to be that way? What if, through education & mentoring, your birth experience was amazing, joyful and positive? Through the program, we look at all aspects of birth and tackle any worries, concerns or fears head on. We will work on practical techniques, explore what works specifically for you and help you achieve the birth you want.