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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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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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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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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