Birth Story – how one Hypnobirthing couple overcame a cancer scare and navigated their changing birth plans during the COVID19 pandemic.

This beautiful Mama is one of the many who gave birth during this years pandemic. We had to change our plans to respect the new social guidelines. During her early postpartum days she expressed to me her grief over being unable to share her newest little  love with those closest to her, including her family.  […]

There will be no academy award winners here

Mama walking off through her tightenings while she speaks to the midwives. Dad watching in awe and anticipation.

I want birthing women to feel freedom to have whatever emotional reaction they have to their birth and newborn to be normalised….
….Its a beautiful thing to love your birth and to feel an instant deep unwavering connection to your newborn, its also completely normal if you don’t feel that way, at least not in an immediate time frame.  

Surfing through your labour.

When it comes to your labour and birth, don’t be like the tourist who ignores all the lifesaving signs, grabs a board, walks straight in to the rip and wonders why they almost drowned. 

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Words hold so much power and we have all felt the effect of their power at some point in time but do we always remember that the words we say hold the same amount of force as the ones we listen too. For a new mama, words can make or break their day.   Three words […]

Choices Choices Choices

…The choices available extend that of just private, public or home birth though…

How do I know what I should know?

One of the most helpful and empowering things you can do during your pregnancy, is ask lots of questions to your chosen care provider. However, knowing what questions to ask can be a very curious thing, particularly if this is your first pregnancy or if its going to be your first birth. So how do […]

Dressed for the occasion

…one of the rare times as a woman, we can feel like a goddess without making any effort at all to look like one…

Cesareans and Doulas just like Toast and Tea!

I have this routine I love, when its getting late and all the kids are tucked into bed and I’m starting to feel a little sleepy myself, It always happens, I want toast and tea. (my favourite is local geniuses, zeallybay gluten free sour dough with a rooibos chai latte) It just makes me feel happy on the inside. […]

The Business of Birth

How do you sell a better birth??  How do you sell yourself as a Doula?? These two questions have had my head in a spin for a little while now.  I mean, Birth is free right?? Women birth all day everyday all over the world so why would somebody pay another women to show up […]