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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 […]

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Stress During Pregnancy: Science Says Talk to Your Baby

Stress during pregnancy is a natural occurrence. That being said, it is also something that should be managed. Fact: Our emotions during pregnancy are experienced by our little ones; the scientific evidence proving this is growing. Does that mean we shouldn’t experience stress during pregnancy? Does that mean we are failing as mums if we […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Eating Dates during pregnancy will benefit you!

Eating Dates During Pregnancy: Remarkable Benefits

Eating dates during pregnancy has been shown to offer many significant benefits for the expecting mother. Can 6 dates a day shorten your labor? According to a few studies they just might! I recommend women eat 6 dates a day from the end of the third trimester and I haven’t been apart of too many […]

Anita Moorjani - Life Lessons from Death

Life Lessons from Death

Sometimes, the most important lessons are taught from the most unexpected events. In this video, Anita Moorjani explains her life lessons from death. The doctors had given up on Anita but she wasn’t ready to go yet. She shares the 5 lessons she learnt from death in this Ted talk well worth your 18minutes. “The […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Pregnancy Moon Update

I am excited to update you on whats been happening with Pregnancy Moon: Birth Preparation in Paradise! The short story: Pregnancy Moon is now a long weekend, February 12-14, and the program has been optimized into a 3-day program from Friday-Sunday. And we’ve significantly reduced the cost required to attend. Check it out here: http://pregnancymoon.com The […]

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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 […]