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A joyous homebirth for our 3rd baby

“I can feel the baby shifting about in my belly, not pushing or stretching, but hands and feet moving, questing: wondering, perhaps, what’s going on. I just had a contraction - a growing sense of pressure, undefined at first, then focused on the lower curve of my...

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Reflections on my empowering birth

Reflections on my empowering birth I trusted and believed in myself and allowed and accepted others to help me. I listened to the inner voice and following that. I also learned to be open minded and acceptant as things don’t always go according to the plan, and when...

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I’m so proud of my VBAC!

I felt fantastic after her birth, my recovery was good and I could still care for my new baby, and my two year old son. I didn’t feel as tired, or affected by strong painkillers as I did after my c-section. Most of all I felt happy that the decisions I made during...

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The power of preparation and a great birth support team

The power of preparation and a great birth support team Arlo’s Birth I am very proud of myself for achieving the natural drug and intervention free birth that I wanted. My preparation and determination really did pay off. I didn’t do it alone though; my birth team...

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Happy and proud dad story

Carlton’s Birthing Story Lily stopped me with a nervous and tearful smile and said she needed to talk to me. I knew immediately then what she was about to say, but couldn’t quite believe it. The first thing that went through my mind when she sat my down on the couch...

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A yoga teachers positive birth

Once I was completely present, focused on only one wave at a time and one breath at a time, the dilation was completely manageable. I guided each breath visually into my cervix; inhalations to create space and exhalations to relax, just like in yoga.... OUR POSITIVE...

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Painful and proud of it.

My birth: Painful and proud of it! In terms of birth preparation, I’m proud of the fact that my husband and I were very organised and well-prepared for birth by attending the birth workshop at the hospital and by seeking the help of Erika as our doula. My birth...

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Podcast: Mindful birthing

We explore what influences a positive birth outcome and what you can do about it with Birthready Doula Erika Munton.

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