Compassionate Inquiry (CI) circle - heal birth trauma
Thur 21st March
Laura Latina is a midwife with 15+ years of international experience. Graduated in Midwifery in Verona (Italy) in 2008, she then completed her first assignment in Burundi with an Italian charity where she trained midwives and set up a project to reduce unnecessary interventions. She continued her work with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as a supervisor of a maternity hospital in Malawi in 2010 and then in South Sudan and Kenya.
In London from 2012 to 2016, Laura worked as a community midwife and later as a midwifery team leader with Guy's and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust. She also completed a Master’s degree in Sexual and Reproductive Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. In 2015, Laura completed her fourth MSF assignment in Afghanistan as a manager of a maternity hospital where more than 20.000 women (per year) give birth.
Laura then joined the MSF Sydney Medical Unit 2016-2020 as Women's Health Advisor, providing technical expertise and training support for the maternal and newborn activities in countries such as Bangladesh, Nigeria, Chad, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Pakistan, South Sudan and many more. In 2021 she was a Consultant Midwife in Wales, UK. An expert in the continuity of care, midwifery led-care, Laura has successfully led projects to improve the quality of care provided to women and newborn, and leadership in maternity in the health systems internationally.
Laura is currently interning at Compassionate Inquiry, a somatic based psychotherapy developed by Gabor Mate and Sat Dharam kaur. Laura is working as an independent consultant around the world preventing birth trauma, medicalisation of birth and promoting a culture of gentle, respectful births and parenthood.
Hygieia Health Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation, a wing of the School of Shamanic Womancraft. We are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of birth-related and perinatal trauma.
We are dedicated to the sacred work of birth and the impact it has on the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of women, their families, and birth workers. We believe that “Peace on Earth begins at Birth,” as Jeanine Parvarti Baker so poignantly stated. We strive to provide birth workers, obstetricians, midwives, and doulas with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for themselves and others, and to return birth to its rightful place as a profound rite of passage.
Our mission is to support women on their journey to childbirth, ensuring that they receive safe and trauma-free birth services and support. We aim to raise awareness of the occurrence and consequences of birth trauma and provide women and birth workers with the tools, education, resources and support they need to prepare for, and experience, a safe, positive birth.