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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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How to sleep in labour

A lot of women worry about coping with labour when they feel tired.  They hear of births that go through, not only one night, but even two or three.  How in the world does a woman do that and stick to her resolve for birthing how she had hoped to? It is possible!  I...

The effect of having choice

I love Ted talks and listen to them regularly. The talk I listened to this morning was How we make choices and the effect choice is having on our psyche and society.  It's worth making time to listen to this and reflect on whether choices you've made in the past, or...

How to deal with other peoples opinions and birth stories

Its really common to find when you are pregnant or in early parenting that people (even complete strangers) feel it is within their right to tell you their personal stories, opinions and advise about what you should or should not do. That might be fine if they ask...

How a doula can positively impact the birth space

Written by Bethany Meakin It’s actually quite difficult to articulate the specifics of what doula’s do, how we positively impact the space for one woman will be different to the next, however, it is this ability to connect with each individual and support her in the...

Reconnecting to our purpose

As a birth worker, how do I stay grounded, internal resourceful, skilled and empathetic to the birthing women and men in my community? To be fully present and fully trusting of my instincts is a crucial part of my role. It's key to giving excellent support along with...

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