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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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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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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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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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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