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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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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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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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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