Jacquie Munro, founder of the "Slow Birth" movement, is an experienced doula and childbirth educator and is well-known for her individualized, intuitive approach to supporting families in the childbearing year and beyond. Since 1987, she has provided support at over one thousand births, at home and in hospital, and taught thousands of expectant parents. At home, Jacquie lives only a bike ride away from four generations of her family. You can usually find her at the park or beach, playing beside her twin grandsons who call her "Deecy".
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Today I drove a couple to the hospital.
I ran out of their building, jumped into my car, did a U-turn,
saw her kneeling on the stairs as if in deep prayer
her husband's body draped over her in protection.
Watch the bumps
30 minutes of head in the pillow
head on his lap
legs braced for the curves in the road.
Water - I need water.
You're doing it.
He calls out our progress
We're at Boundary
We've passed Knight Street
We're almost at Cambie
We're on Oak.
Press the button to obtain a ticket.
Back out of the car