A time in between-Waiting for a birth as a doula

A time in between-Waiting for a birth as a doula

I love the article  " The Last Days of Pregnancy: A Place of In-Between" by Jana Studelska,. I send it to my clients when they are fed up waiting for the baby to arrive. Jana uses a German word: 'Zwischen', which means 'between', to describe the unusual but necessary...

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You are the expert in what is right for you

You are the expert in what is right for you

You are the expert when it comes to making decisions in your life. This is one of the most important points I share with my clients. I think it applies to many things outside of pregnancy and birth too! It can be tempting to defer decisions to experts such as doctors...

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How to normalise rest and support after birth

How to normalise rest and support after birth

One of the reasons I wrote my book, Why postnatal recovery matters, is because I got fed up of witnessing new mothers struggle and blame themselves for it. As a society we are blind to the needs of new mothers. When they struggle to adapt and adjust to the intense...

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Getting out of overwhelm

Getting out of overwhelm

A few years ago I started my journey out of overwhelm. I was overworked and stressed and I didn’t know how to get out of the cycle. I was trying to work harder out of it. It was so bad that I remember stopping to pick some berries on a week day on my way home and...

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Why Postnatal bodywork matters

Why Postnatal bodywork matters

All around the world there are (or used to be) traditional practices to help a new mother’s body heal after birth. Regardless of the continent, these traditions usually include some massage and wrapping rituals, as well as binding the belly and pelvis, and keeping the...

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Baby shower? Have a mother blessing instead.

Baby shower? Have a mother blessing instead.

What is a mother blessing? You probably have heard of a baby shower, but have you heard of mother blessing? It is a celebration and honouring of a woman’s transition into motherhood. A mother blessing is a celebration that takes place during pregnancy and which is...

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