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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...

My 40 day postpartum confinement – with Gill Howarth

My 40 day postpartum confinement – with Gill Howarth

Afterwards, I wanted to TELL EVERYONE about this experience. To share how blissful it was.When I heard Gill had enjoyed a 40 day postpartum confinement period following the birth of her 3rd baby, I wanted to find out more about this sacred time and how it worked out...

The Truth About Using Hypnosis for Birth

The Truth About Using Hypnosis for Birth

Hypnosis. For most of us, hearing the word hypnosis can trigger images of a man swinging a pocket watch in front of someone else’s face, closely followed by them clucking like a chicken. If that’s you, you’re not alone. We have movies and TV shows to thank for this...

Your birth options in Perth

Your birth options in Perth

Choosing your care provider with consideration is one of the most important things you can do to affect your birth outcomes. But, a lot of people don't know what their options are. For some, having private health insurance automatically leads them to believe that...

My Why

My Why

My why. Why I made the choice to become a doula and childbirth educator. Quite simply, because I believe birth can and should be a beautiful and magical experience for all involved. For mama. For the birthing partner. For baby (or babies). For the midwives. For the...

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