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BIRTH SUPPORT

What I was completely unprepared for was the support and strength we received from Israh. Her gentle steadiness, sympathetic understanding and what I can only describe as love carried us through the hardest hours of my life. There was never a moment when the focus of her support wavered. I don’t know how I would have coped without her.
— MOTHER, 2016

Birth is one of our greatest cross-cultural bridges. No matter where or who you are, we all have an experience of birth. It reminds us of our exquisite power and profound vulnerability, asking us to connect with ourselves in a manner we may have never touched upon before. The way we support women to become mothers has a profound influence on that family's development, and knock-on impacts for society as a whole. Israh supports women to have healthy, confident and attuned transitions into motherhood.

Israh has been a practising midwife for 9 years and is currently working in Bristol. She has worked with the Association of Radical Midwives, trained with esteemed global birth advocates and supported local birth groups, as well as organising study days for Independent Midwives to share their knowledge in Obstetric Units. She has worked in the UK and for grass roots organisations abroad. Midwifery has been pivotal in her life and continues to inform her practices both in hospital and in wilderness environments.  


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My dream is that every woman, everywhere, will know the joy of a truly safe, comfortable and satisfying birthing for herself and her baby.
— Marie Mongan
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A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.
— BRENE BROWN