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Perineum Stitches – Are They Always Necessary?

I don’t do perineum stitches as much now as I did as a new midwife. I see the magic of the vaginal mucosa too often!  Healing time is surprisingly quick and the result dramatic. The mucosa in the vagina is like the inside of your mouth.  So let’s reconsider the need for perineum stitches. How […]

Dads explain how they became the perfect birth partners

Birth Partners: Well-Informed Dads are Perfect

I often get asked, ‘Should I bring my partner to the birthing class? The short answer is that up-to-date dads serve as the perfect birth partners. Birth partners are people who give birthing mothers emotional and physical support during the process. Evidence shows that mothers may be able to handle labor much better when a […]

Red Miller teaching antenatal Love Based Birth birthing class

7 Reasons You Need Love Based Birth Birthing Classes

I overheard a conversation in a mums group the other day that made me wonder if it was considered  the norm today to spend more time and effort researching which baby buggy to buy than deciding with who and how to give birth to the baby. Indeed there are many choices in both worlds. However,  […]

Last graduates from Love Based Birth class

Mothers Describe Birth in 1 Word

We asked two mothers from our Love Based Birth preparation program to describe birth in one word. Look at these amazing shining, confident, connected faces. These two women have had their babies in the last 2 todays! Yeah! I asked them both the same thing I ask every woman: ‘what’s the one word to describe […]

Childbirth education classes: Fear is at the heart of why many health professionals are intervening when they shouldn’t, and fear is at the heart of why many women are going to birth terrified

Childbirth Education Classes: An Absolute Must

I love seeing this article from Australia’s mainstream media about childbirth education classes: Childbirth education upgrade could help cut rate of medical interventions: experts Professor Hannah Dahlen shares her feelings about childbirth education classes: “It’s time for us to rethink that, and also to think about empowering parents much more, getting them motivated, getting them […]

healthy fats = healthy stretch. An avocao a dat keeps the tears away.

Preventing Perineal Tears: Preparing for Birth

Perineal tears are very common side effect amongst mothers going through vaginal birth for the first time. However, there are many ways to prevent perineal tears. How on earth is my body going to open and stretch to the degree required to give birth? I hear that a lot. I am curious if you wondered […]

How to Prepare for a New Baby joining the Family

Congratulations, your family is expanding! If you are considering having your kids present for the birth of their brother or sister, go for it! I have had many sibling-attended births and see kids usually do great when they are well prepared. Lucky for them they haven’t yet had the programming that birth is anything but […]

Pregnancy Moon’s first baby is a VBAC!

The first baby from our Pregnancy Moon Birth Preparation and Paradise retreat was born under the March full moon as a successful VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)! It feels so fitting that the first Pregnancy Moon baby is a VBAC because tools for success include: A determined mother and a supportive birth partner spending time together to get […]

Mother holding her newborn baby

Preparing for Birth: Confidence and Trust are Essential

When preparing for birth, a positive mindset may just be the most important thing for parents. Gentle, beautiful, love based births can happen in any setting. I bow to all you amazing parents who put in the effort, trust the magic and actively participate in making your birth dreams come true! Here is an email […]

The c-section detective

Unnecessary C-sections: The Cesarean Detective

Modern generations have been plagued by record high, unnecessary c-sections. This video has been getting a lot of attention on social media this week. Rightfully so. It’s inspiring to see people in the medical community showing concern and taking action for the sky rocketing cesarean section rates and (hopefully) inspiring their peers to do the […]