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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Surrounded by Nature – Music for Pregnancy and Birth

At present, we are nurturing our latest ‘baby.’ An album in the making which is the first of its kind – as far as we can see. Music for use during and pregnancy and birth is not a new concept, but we’re taking it to the next level. Consider the first time you experienced surround […]

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Homebirth – Dimming Our Light Doesn’t Make Others’ Shine Brighter

“You need to stop shrinking when Linda is around.” These words penetrated my soul, and came from my dear friend many years ago; as she watched me shrivel yet again in the presence of a cutting and abrasive woman. I realised at that moment that this is something I’ve struggled with all my life. I […]

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Considering Homebirth? Here’s Why You Should

So, you find out you’re pregnant! The emotions, in varying forms wash over you – some may crash over you, as your hormones are already surging and doing their ebb and flow – most likely, you’re wrapping your head around it all. You start to tell loved ones your intoxicating news, and the responses will […]

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Birth – Let’s Put It Back Into Our Own Hands

This site, in every way, has its foundations firmly set in empowerment. In a world where fear of birth is overwhelming to women, we’re led to believe that birth is not ours, but that it automatically lies in the hands of the medical realm. The blood is drawn from our arms, and the test results […]

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A Perspective On Hospital Birth For Healthy Women And Babies

During my first pregnancy, I chose to birth in a midwifery-led unit of a hospital. I wanted an unmedicated, physiological labour and birth. In my heart, I wanted a homebirth; my head, however, won out, doing a superior job of feeding my fears and convincing me I couldn’t do it. Not knowing what to expect, […]

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Planning A Physiological Birth? Plan To Stay At Home.

This is all ‘came’ to me as I was going to bed last night… If you’ve been following our Facebook page and blog for a while now, you’ll know how strongly I advocate natural or physiological birth. This is what I’d like to say – if you’re planning a physiological birth, plan to stay at […]

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