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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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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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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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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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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