is the name I chose to describe the skills I offer, as Julie
Middleton. I was born in South Birmingham England. I qualified
as a Registered General Nurse in 1990. I went into nursing because
I enjoyed working with people and I have always had a caring
and nurturing nature. I wanted to help people when for a period
of time they could not care for themselves due to a disability,
operation or illness.
I became a qualified
Midwife in 1993, and over the years I have delivered hundreds
of babies while adopting a client centred approach. I was often
at odds with more senior medical professionals for using a holistic
model of care during deliveries. I found most medical personnel
favoured using a strict medical model usually based on tradition,
fear and their worries of litigation. They rarely understood
the woman`s perpestive or the use of intuition and guidance in
the care of labouring women. On many occasions I would not sanction
the commonplace procedures such as the very popular use of routine
episiotomies, and continuous fetal heart monitoring when there
was no medical indication.
I was three weeks
overdue with my first baby and the hospital under which I was
booked constantly tried to bring me in for an induction of labour.
However by using my own intuition and dowsing skills, I resisted
their attempts and when I felt the time was right I used a natural
method of inducing my own labour. This result was a short labour,(for
a first child), of 10 hours, a very successful home delivery
and a healthy 8lb 1oz daughter with no medical intervention at
all. I simply used self hypnosis, relaxation exercises and a
short period of entonox (gas and air).
I no longer practice
as a midwife. Although trained in traditional western medicine,
I have, for some years been interested in eastern philosophies