48 High fives a couple of fist pumps!

man carrying baby drawing their foreheads

In my recent blog So you had a baby, what next?   I talked about how tricky it is to fully prepare for the post partum experience. In my latest blog, I spoke about utilising affirmations during your pregnancy and labour. After supporting so many new families, I noticed there is a common thread of communication […]

A spoonful of Affirmations helps the pessimist go down.

woman in yellow long sleeve shirt and black pants sitting on road

It’s not weird to feel good when we are acknowledged for working hard, a simple Thankyou in those moments is a lovely little spirit lifter.  I think its pretty safe to say that most people would also appreciate it if a bad feeling they had been carrying around, suddenly dissolved and was replaced with a […]

So you had a baby, what comes next?

grayscale photography of baby holding finger

So much attention is given to becoming and being pregnant, a portion of attention is given to your birth and very little real attention is given to the expectation of your post partum experience.  The truth is, there is  not a whole lot that can anyone can say that will ever prepare you for what […]

Five ways to get comprehensive answers to all your antenatal questions.

I am going to tell you how to arm yourself for that ultimate baby brain conundrum, but before we get there you need to remember this all important trick…

20 Reasons why I don’t hate 2020.

woman shaping heart with hands

…there really have been so many silver linings for me and for my family. Blogging is a really fun way for me to feel like I can connect with my readers, followers and friends. I never do it if it feels like a chore If I am overwhelmed with admin work, if I have Mamas […]

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 […]

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. […]