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Words on Pregnancy: 4 Minutes

Here are a couple words on pregnancy to help you out. Have a look at how magical you are… You body busy growing another human without even needing to think about it. Aren’t you incredible! Imagine how beneficial it is to do something that feels good to you everyday during this creational process. What is […]

Pregnant mother holding belly in birthing class

Are Birthing Classes Necessary? 3 Important Reasons Why They Are Superior to Hospital Classes

As a conscious pregnant parent, you will find yourself asking: Are birthing classes necessary? Independent birth preparation classes are usually taught by someone who is very passionate about birth and is invested in helping you achieve the birth of your dreams. You will learn the importance of discuss things like episiotomy (cutting your vagina) with […]

Babies Want to be Massaged

I love massaging new borns! This particular massage was so sweet because 22 months ago I did the same thing for big brother Noah who is looking on. Clearly he wants to make sure I was doing it right and didn’t miss any spots! It so lovely to work with families for several of their […]

Newborn development: Aaron and Rocky's first three months

Newborn Development: First Three Months

Newborn Development: In the first three months, newborns don’t want to be down the hall or even in another room. They want to be in reaching distance at all times. They are not controlling you, manipulating you or trying to freak you out. They don’t want to be scheduled or ‘independent’ They are completely dependent […]

I'm relaxing until my little one arrives. Please help me relax by not asking if its happened yet.

Pregnancy and Social Pressure

When I talk about pregnancy and pressure, I don’t mean the kind your baby puts on your bladder but rather the kind people put on you! An expecting mother may feel uncomfortable by social pressures around her wondering about her pregnancy. I received a message from a beautiful soon to be mummy today. “Hi Red! Hope […]

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 […]

Belly Pots!

Cool clay spread on a ripe belly with intension and then decorated with love for the baby inside. How beautiful! And belly pots make a cool keepsake. Fruit anyone? Imagine how many good conversations start there : ) I photographed a session last year and loved it. The bonus is Amu, your guide, is a […]

Spirit Babies Walter Makichen

Pre-birth Communication is Key

As a midwife, I believe that prebirth communication is a necessary action during pregnancy. I love to talk about communicating with babies while they are growing in the womb, consciously establishing that important prenatal bond. How wonderful to get in the habit of saying “I love you” everyday to the little one growing in your […]

Pregnancy Moon is Here!

Super excited to announce the Pregnancy Moon website is up and registration is open! The feedback has been so overwhelming positive, thank you all and keep it coming! It was serendipitous that our planned launch of Pregnancy Moon last night happen to coincide with overnight house guest..Debra Pascali-Bonaro! Many of you know her well from […]

Birth myths: Baby being born

Top 3 Myths About Birth

There are myths about birth out there that should be dispelled. The moment one person becomes two is the most amazing moment in all of existence. Sadly, it is a magic moment that holds a lot of fear for many women. This fear has crept in from highly dramatised media sources like movies or magazines and […]