Birth educator and healer

 Author of the book Why Postnatal Recovery Matters

  • Helping people prepare for the postpartum
  • Bridging ancestral and scientific knowledge
  • Helping professionals and families grow in confidence and develop their intuition

Read more about me and my story.
(photo by Ali Dover http://www.alidover.com/)

 

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Latest reads from my blog

Ceremonial birth food

Ceremonial birth food

I have baked groaning cakes for my clients for nearly ten years, since I came across it in the book The Birth House. Before I go on-call for a birth, I bake the cake, and then I freeze it, ready to take with me to the birth when I get the call. Most of the time, with...

Embracing your unique, quirky self

Embracing your unique, quirky self

This morning, a memory just popped on my Facebook feed about a blog I wrote in 2016 called Confessions of a hippy scientist. It helped me reflect on how far I’ve come in embracing my unique, quirky self. Back then, I felt that I had to hide my energy work practise...

How baby books ‘experts’ harm new parents

How baby books ‘experts’ harm new parents

I hate so-called 'baby experts' who promise that your baby will be happy and super easy to look after if you follow their rigid 'schedule'. Gina Ford is the most famous one in the UK, but there are plenty of similar ones all over the world. Many of these so-called...

Why postnatal bodywork matters

Why postnatal bodywork matters

Everywhere in the world, new mothers used to have a period of rest and healing after the birth. During about a month, the new mother would be cared for by the community. Her house would be taken care of, and all she would do, would rest, be fed nutritious food, and be...

Marketing does not have to feel yucky

Marketing does not have to feel yucky

I used to think that marketing was yucky. Manipulative, sleazy, salesy, you name it. I thought I had to use manipulative techniques, I thought I had to force sales. It felt at odd with my heart-centred, authentic business values. I hired people to help me become...

Induction of labour: does it really save lives?

Induction of labour: does it really save lives?

The rate of induction of labour is increasing at an alarming rate. We are facing an induction of labour epidemic. More and more women are being coerced into having their labour induced early based on very debatable evidence, and threatened with dire consequences for...

2021- my year in review

2021- my year in review

Here are my reflections on 2021. It's easy to focus on what we are not doing, and forget all the amazing things we have done and learnt through the year. We do hard things. We forget. We rarely appreciate our own growth. I write my yearly review primarily for myself,...

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