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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Water birth stories: Jasmine, Paul, and Alex

Water Birth Stories: Extraordinary Birth of Alex

Recently, we were informed by one of our students about the water birth stories of Alex.  I love these birth stories: especially when they tell a story of a couple who do a fabulous job of taking responsibility and owning the process. This is the story of Jasmine, Paul and baby Alex who attending the […]

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Dad’s Birth Story: Dear Son

Here is an awesome Dad’s Birth Story fromBirthvillage Natural Birthing Centreby new dad Rama Krishnan. Huge congratulations to these wonderful parents and for the choices they made together along the way. This dad’s birth story shows how great birth education helped him prepare for the birth of his son. Dear Son, I hope this letter […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Birth Doula Training in Singapore

Considering becoming a doula? Join us this coming in March for Birth Doula Training in Singapore ! In this part of the world we have limited opportunities for birth doula training so don’t miss this chance! Denise Love has been facilitating learning for Doulas for the past 18 years in a variety of countries and will be […]

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Birth Intervention: A Humorous Look

For many mothers, birth intervention may not be necessary. The human body has withstood natural birth for a long time; why should anything change now? “Failure to Progress” How often we do hear this as a reason for cesarean? How much have we intervened in the process before getting to that point? The creators of […]