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March 28, 2020

As it seems inevitable that our country will be in full lock down or as I am going to call it the 'slow down' I have been assessing what an essential service is and as outlined anyone who is still working during the covid-19 pandemic is an essential service. A doula wi...

September 18, 2019

We have all heard it before, 'it takes a village' but what does that actually mean? I'm sure you have also heard l ' i wish someone told me [fill in the blank]? or No one ever tells you about [fill in the blank]?

My experience has shown me that we do generally share som...

April 9, 2018

There is a huge movement happening globally where women are speaking up and empowering each other to stand for some pretty basic human rights.

It is no different in the birthing world and sadly women have been complaining about how they were treated during their labour...

February 27, 2018

Here is a snap shot people of the recent evidence based recommendations from the World Health Organisation on Intrapartum care for a positive childbirth experience.

Being aware of the work WHO are doing and what their recommendations are will give you insight to what yo...

January 3, 2018

Did you know their are two ways to deliver your placenta and that you can decide what is best for you?  The fact is the more interventions you have the more difficult it can be for the natural onset of hormones to support the next stages of labour.  If you are more of...

November 11, 2017

The world of pregnancy is BIG – in landscape and business.  Finding the right experts to engage to be apart of your journey can be a daunting process.

Selecting your key practitioners should be looked upon as if you are interviewing someone for the job to be apart of yo...

April 27, 2017

With so much emphasis on the pregnancy journey it can be easy to forget about what you may need as a new mum then all of a sudden the reality of newborn duties are upon you.  The rollercoaster of demand feeding while still learning how to breastfeed... that’s right I s...

March 28, 2017

I'd always dreamed of a water birth. It sounded so serene. Well, it's not as it turns out, because birthing is an animalistic raw experience, but certainly was a world away from the place of fear I got lost in during the birth of my first child. I can honestly say tha...

March 13, 2017

It's not normal to have a prolapse or should it be accepted that when we have children our pelvic floor is going to be ruined for the rest of our days. What we do need to know is how to care for this important part of our bodies without shame or ignorance, as it is our...

February 1, 2017

We don't know what we don't know; but do we have to learn the hard way? "Throwing my husband into a traditionally women’s role – lets face it ladies giving birth is women’s business and it is nice to have our men/partners present but I really got that in t...

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