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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 […]

Mayan Massage for Tilted Uterus

If you think you might have a tilted uterus, a Mayan Massage may be just what you need. The Mayans believed that the uterus is the centre of the body and if this centre is not in perfect alignment, it can cause disease in the surrounding body systems. The first time I had a Mayan massage […]

Breastfeeding Preparation starts before birth!

Breastfeeding Preparation: 4 Tips for an Outstanding Start

Many mothers often realize after birth that breastfeeding preparation actually starts before birth. You might be surprised how much the pregnancy period has to do with successful breastfeeding. Here are my top 4 tips to get breastfeeding off to a good start. 1. Take a Birth Preparation Class from a Independent Educator Independent educator means […]

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 […]

Upcoming Event: Vaccine Safety Webinar with Dr Taylor Bean

We believe all important parenting decisions are best made from learning and evaluating evidenced based information. Dr. Taylor Bean is a Canadian board certified Naturopathic Doctor who is passionate about helping women and children to live in their optimal health. She is a good friend and colleague of Love Based Birth and we are so excited […]

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 […]

Summer Time at Love Based Birth

I am floating on a fabulous time out with my family in Canada. Being the youngest of six and with twelve nieces and nephews, when we all get together it is big and fun and loud; we totalled 27 people. This was the first time we were all in one place for 14 years! Admittedly that […]

Dad's birth story: father holding boy

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 […]

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 […]