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Thank you for your interest in Love Based Birth
This website is especially for you if you are in your reproductive or early parenthood years, interested in women’s health, a birth worker, a health professional, or a student midwife.
These are accounts of my experience as a woman exploring the world of procreation, endlessly fascinated by the thin membrane that distinguishes dis-ease from health, ecstasy from mourning, grief from praise, and life from death.
Conception planning & pregnancy are extra juicy times with huge opportunity for self-discovery and healing on emotional and somatic levels. All we need to do is open the windows this process provides. I have supported thousands of mothers and fathers on their birth journeys to do just that.
I hope to give you insights, ideas and inspirations to get you extra curious about life, become informed consumers, to know your rights and then embrace the outcomes of our choices.
Lets live the juiciest lives possible!
Looking forward to sharing together.
I liked the way Red presented the concept that pain during birth is OK, and even beneficial! The hypnobirthing book seems to give the impression that all hypnobirths ‘should’ be painless.
During my pregnancy Red was my midwife for prenatal visits and helped me to plan for our birth. She was thorough, gentle, and caring. She always goes the extra mile to provide support in whatever area is needed – whether that’s emotional, diet and exercise, or natural remedies to help with pregnancy symptoms.
She highly respects what each woman and family wants for their birth, and supports them in that. While providing the knowledge she has to support a healthy mother and baby. I loved wo… Read more
The Hypnobirthing classes made me discover that it’s possible to have really calm, positive births. I know that sounds weird but the only person I knew before that who had had a positive birth experience was (luckily for me,) my Mum. But other than that, I’d only ever heard horror stories and I’d never seen any positive birth footage or discussion, it always seemed to be something to be endured/ feared.
Also that you can ‘train’ for a positive birth. I can’t think of another way to put it.… Read more
I was in the Nepal earthquake on the 25th of April 2015. My nervous system was compromised from experiencing over 130 + aftershocks in 4 days and as a result I wasn’t sleeping more than a few hours per night.
After my first CST session I was able to sleep through the entire night. What a relief… Thanks Red.
Midwife led care for us was absolutely the right decision, we loved it and it made the whole pregnancy, birth and postnatal period so enjoyable because we had total confidence in you. We both found you so supportive and genuinely caring, much more so than we experienced at hospitals. There are loads of things that we loved about it all, so it’s hard to pin down some specifics but some of the things we loved best about it were:
– That it was always very positive and we had total confidence in you… Read more
Craniosacral therapy was a wonderful way to relax ~ to have time just for myself. I became aware of the self healing ability of my body. Each time when I left Reds healing hands I could feel my body working more smoothly.
For me as a dad the best thing was that the class and Hypnobirthing generally really gave me a key and important role. I felt I was an active and useful member of ‘team birth’ rather than a bystander who was just in the way. Everything from the light-touch massage and supporting visualisations, to being the gatekeeper gave me a role that was really important, making me feel I was helping my wife, rather than not knowing what to do or feeling in the way.
As a dad I liked Red’s upfront teaching style-honest, direct, with humor which further increased my awareness of my role in the process. Most books or programs do not really address the role of the dad in a meaningful way. Energetic, upfront, and frank in her views about the birthing process while remaining respectful and diplomatic.
Hi Red, wanted to thank you for all the expertise you shared with my husband and I as well as your positive attitude! Today our little girl was born with no interventions; in fact we arrived at the hospital just in time for her birth! You gave us the confidence we needed to achieve a natural birth, so thank you!! Xx
We loved Reds charisma and personality... she talks about pregnancy and giving birth with such an enthusiasm that you can feel how much she cares about the mommies and the babies – and also about the daddies!!!
For the mommy ~ she makes you feel that you are going to experience something extraordinary and that you can do it all by yourself! That your body is a temple that is designed for giving birth and that there is nothing to fear! And I was surprised to discover about myself in labor that I … Read more