Day 1 of the 10 Day Birth Plan - PAIN Its Day 1 of the 10 day Write your Birth Plan with me, I have 25 lovely ladies who have joined me to write their birth plan to create the best birth. We started off on day 1 with discussing the first of the 10 “P’s”...

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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...

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Let’s talk about birth plans

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...

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Real Food for Pregnancy

  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 advice is either...

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Childless not by choice – an interview with Jody Day

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 of Gateway Women, the global...

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Knocked Up Abroad

  Lisa Ferland Interview Lisa Ferland is the editor and publisher of the Knocked Up Abroad Series, and she helps other woman tell their stories by self-publishing and crowd funding their books on platforms like Kick starter and Indiegogo. In this episode...

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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...

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Holistic Birth

There is a lot of talk about holistic health and living but how does it apply to pregnancy and birth and what difference does it make? Fifteen years ago, I dismissed it as just another fad. After all I was still working in the hospital system and following hospital...

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Fear, Love and Birth

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. ― John Lennon Just as the fear of an actress before she steps on...

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