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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Le Leche League in Singapore

LLL meet ups are great ways to meet other breastfeeding mums and they are always free. The group is mother led with a ‘Le Leche Leader’ who hosts and can help with basic breastfeeding challenges. I used to attend a group in Mumbai and it was good fun! My friend Tara is an experienced breastfeeder […]

Breastmilk First Aid

The other day my sister in Canada was telling me about her infected eye, it was red and oozing and a result of her fake eyelashes. She had been to several clinics. ‘Do you have any lactating friends?’ says her little sister the midwife. Breastmilk is so healing, all those wonderful antibodies! I’ve seen it work wonders […]

Baby massage on a newborn baby

Why your Newborn Needs a Baby Massage

Baby massage is an underused, miraculous technique that can aid in the development of your newborn. I learnt baby massage in India from a whole host of women in all different parts of the country, as a western midwife I had never really been exposed to it before then. Years on in India I didn’t […]