Effective Positions with your Hospital Bed

I decided to do a quick recording for this session so that I could include some helpful images. I look forward to your feedback and questions. You have to pay attention to how your body’s positions/locations affect your baby’s position and efforts to come down, through, and out! Learning to open your body and assume […]

Belly Baby Mom – the first doula agency in the UAE

Shereen Zarroug and Eleonora Fornelli have a vision “to be the catalyst that makes the UAE the leading country in the world with the highest rates of positive birth and parenting experiences as a result of increased and on going support, education and respected choices” !  In this interview they share their respective birth stories, […]

Ancient Art Midwifery Institute

I had the pleasure to interview Lori Barklage, the director of AAMI for my podcast. The school was founded by Carla Hartley in 1981, following her own hospital birth that went badly. She realised there was a need for information on physiological birth. Carla felt that the family was being lost in all of this and […]

Let’s talk about birth plans

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.5.1″] Birth plans became popular in response to the increasing number of interventions being done and the apparent disregard for respecting your choices. Without a birth plan, it is easy to feel as if you have no say, no control and it is difficukt to be an active participant in your own […]

Real Food for Pregnancy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.5.1″ text_orientation=”center”]<iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ style=”background-color:transparent; display:block; padding: 0; max-width:700px;” frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”allowtransparency” scrolling=”no” src=”//embeds.audioboom.com/posts/6896848-real-food-for-pregnancy/embed/v4?eid=AQAAAET5K1vQPGkA” title=”Audioboom player”></iframe>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.5.1″]   Lily Nichols Real Food for Pregnancy Lily Nichols, takes prenatal nutrition advice out of the dark ages and provides an easy-to-follow guide for making the best food and lifestyle choices during pregnancy. Most prenatal nutrition […]

Childless not by choice – an interview with Jody Day

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.0.105″]<iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ style=”background-color:transparent; display:block; padding: 0; max-width: 700px;” frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”allowtransparency” scrolling=”no” src=”//embeds.audioboom.com/posts/6863441-childless-not-by-choice/embed/v4?eid=AQAAAI2nCVtRumgA” title=”Audioboom player”></iframe>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text] Jody Day Interview Jody Day is both a thought leader and a change maker and an advocate for women’s choice and respect through her own personal challenges of being childless NOT by choice. Jody is the founder […]

Increased access to information about birth online – enemy or ally?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.0.105″]<iframe width=”100%” height=”300″ style=”background-color:transparent; display:block; padding: 0; max-width: 700px;” frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”allowtransparency” scrolling=”no” src=”//embeds.audioboom.com/posts/6850122-technology-in-midwifery-enemy-or-ally/embed/v4?eid=AQAAAH4a9FpKhmgA” title=”Audioboom player”></iframe>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.105″ background_layout=”light”] This post is a bit different as it is a recording of my presentation at the Sensitive Midwifery Symposium in JHB, South Africa.  Embracing technology has been hard for me but a couple of years ago I […]

Knocked Up Abroad

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.0.105″ src=”http://www.thevirtualmidwife.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lisa-Ferland-COVER-pic-for-podcast.png” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” force_fullwidth=”off” show_bottom_space=”on” /][et_pb_post_title admin_label=”Knocked Up Abroad” _builder_version=”3.0.105″ title=”on” meta=”on” author=”on” date=”off” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”below” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” /][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.0.105″]<iframe sandbox=”allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-top-navigation allow-popups” scrolling=no width=”100%” height=”185″ frameborder=”0″ src=”https://embed.radiopublic.com/e?if=the-virtual-midwife-WRb2d1″></iframe>[/et_pb_code][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.105″ background_layout=”light”]   Lisa Ferland Interview Lisa Ferland is the editor and publisher of the Knocked Up Abroad […]

10 things that will astound you about your baby.

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that my theme for January is Connecting to your Unborn Baby. I love to start the year with this because it forms the basis of everything that I teach about pregnancy and birth. It is the essence of a holistic approach and I […]