Meeting My Rainbow Baby

Guest Blog Post My darling little rainbow baby Ruairí was born peacefully at home on Wednesday the 19th of November, 2014 at 7.17am. He emerged into water in the caul, totally unaffected by his birth journey. He crawled to the breast and fed within minutes of being born. It was an incredible experience, everything I […]

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More Evidence To Support Undisturbed Birth

I awoke yesterday to a story in my Facebook feed, and let me just say, I was thrilled to see it – as an advocate of undisturbed birth, this study and the conclusion support this beautifully. In a nutshell, this was it: that electrode passed through your cervix and attached to your baby’s head (the […]

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The Waterbirth of Yonah Shamayim

  On Thursday, June 19, my sister Marie came over in the afternoon and spent time with my daughter Naisa and I. Naisa had refused to take a nap, so I was exhausted and grateful for the company. Marie helped me to prepare dinner, whilst having a dancing party – complete with peanut jar and […]

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The Home Birth of Delaney Grace

  Guest Blog Post She has changed my life forever but up until just five days ago, I did not even know who she was or when I would meet her. POP! It started that simple, really. A gush of warm water and my face visibly flushed with immediate anticipation, nervousness, and excitement. It had […]

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Krissy’s Empowering and Healing Freebirth

Around 1:00am August 5th, 43 weeks and 4 days into gestation,  I woke up with a cramp that made me say, “Ow!” It felt like a really bad gas pain. I turned over and went back to sleep. Ten minutes later another cramp woke me up with the ‘ow’ factor. I decided I needed to make […]

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Preparation For Labour And Birth – This Is Not It

I’ve seen these guys before. I think the fact that they attempt to put themselves in the shoes of women is quite sweet, but the videos they produce just don’t help anyone. Sadly, the female OB/GYN who keeps appearing for a professional perspective doesn’t help either. She gives sensationalist opinions, and some of her advice, […]

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From Strong Woman To Intimidated Little Girl In The Blink Of An Eye – My First Birth

The other day, I shared an incredibly well written piece by Cristen Pascucci. Cristen, founder of Birth Monopoly and vice president of ImprovingBirth.org, wanted other women to know that not only does birth not have to “suck,” but through knowing what to expect from your care provider, what to expect when you’re in your birth setting, when to […]

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Pregnancy – Can I Give You Some Advice?

It’s unavoidable. You announce your pregnancy and the flood gates open – the never ending barrage of ‘advice.’ Some will ask the rhetorical question, “Can I give you some advice?”, others will just assume you really want to hear what they have to say. Most of the time, it’s just things you really don’t want […]

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Mayus Comes to Earth ~ Decolonizing bEarth

    Guest Blog Post Gord, Alicia, my husband Crow, and I are all an active part of Indigenous Resistance. I have known Gord Hill through NYM and beyond since I was a teenager and met his mate Alicia about 3 or so years ago. Alicia is Gitxsan; Gord is Kwakwakawak; Crow is Nuu Chah […]

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The Blissful Belly Coloring Book – For Calm and Stress Relief During Pregnancy

We have connected with talented artist, Andrea, who creates the most beautiful colouring books for pregnancy – yes, colouring for adults, and it can bring a great sense of calm or stress relief. Personally, I know how therapeutic it feels when I join in and colour in pictures with my children. It’s a creative and […]

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