‘Berkana’ is an ancient Norse rune that literally translates to ‘birch’. I named our home “Berkana Cottage” after a stunning silver birch in the front yard, but little did I know how incredibly powerful, symbolic, and fitting this simple rune would become.
Berkana also means birth or new beginnings. The symbol itself appears as a typical pregnant profile – breasts and belly – and it represents the universal idea of the Goddess, along with the powerful bond between parent and child. A sense of protection, support, nurturing and creation are all represented in this simple form.
In its translation as ‘birch’, it forms the idea of being able to be flexible without breaking, which is exactly what childbirth is about – being able to bend, move and sway in tune with nature.
These concepts land me here, at Berkana Birth. I support birthing people and their families through pregnancy and the birth of their child through informational, physical and emotional support.
I am yours to lean on; I bend and sway with you.