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Plant Based Postpartum Meal Prep

Plant Based Postpartum Meal Prep

One of the things I wish I had done more of in my first pregnancy was more meal prep for postpartum. It is so important to be nourished as a new mother, and not just with nutritious food! This time around I am making sure that I accept offers of meals from family and...

Birth Pool Hire Perth

Birth Pool Hire Perth

Looking to hire a birth pool in Pert? First, check with your doula or independent midwife (if you have one) as sometimes they have one available for clients. If not, there's a list of those hiring out pools in Perth below. Most offer a 6 week hire period and...

My induction birth story

My induction birth story

Before even falling pregnant, I wanted a water birth for my birth. There aren't many options for that in Perth - really the Family Birth Centre (attached to KEMH or now there is one at Fiona Stanley) or a home birth. After briefly considering my options, I decided on...

Free pregnancy and birth resources during Covid-19

Free pregnancy and birth resources during Covid-19

It's a unique time we find ourselves in. And if you are pregnant, about to give birth or will birth sometime in the near future, you probably have a lot of unknowns and things on your mind. I want to help, and I know that a lot of people are experiencing big financial...

Independent Midwives Perth

Independent Midwives Perth

Not a lot of people know that independent midwives are an option for maternity care in Perth. If you'd like to know all of your care options you can see my blog on that here. If you want the continuity of care of an independent (also referred to as private) midwife,...

10 Reasons To Take An Independent Childbirth Class

10 Reasons To Take An Independent Childbirth Class

For most of us, independent childbirth education is an investment not often at the top of a list. Unlike weddings, birth is not valued by society and there is a poor understanding among the general community of just how much your birth experience can impact on not...

WA Mothers and Babies 2015 Summary

WA Mothers and Babies 2015 Summary

The Western Australia's Mothers and Babies 2015 report providing statistics on pregnancy, labour and birth for WA has just been released. I have summarised the main points of interest to me here, but if you'd like to read the full review, you can find it here. ...

The birth of India

The birth of India

Erin and Ryan attended my May group Hypnobirthing Australia classes, and welcomed baby India earthside after a 12 hour induced labour. Here is what Erin had to say about her birth: On 29 July 2019 we welcomed our baby girl India Rose into the world. I had the most...

How to choose an obstetrician (or other care provider)

How to choose an obstetrician (or other care provider)

Choosing an obstetrician or other care provider for your birth. It's something that I talk about A LOT. Because it can mean the difference between you having a supported birth where you feel respected and well cared for, and a traumatic birth experience. One of the...

The Art of Saying YES

The Art of Saying YES

The art of saying YES. Yes to what? To help.  Recently I was talking with some friends about how difficult it is to say YES to help, particularly in the postpartum. Particularly for first time parents. I experienced this myself after my daughter was born. Offers of...

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