It’s Friday, 13th August. I’m not superstitious, but it doesn’t feel like a good day. Face to the heartless hardwood floor; I am too distraught to lift my head. My barely 4-year-old daughter has been in surgery for six hours—yes, six. And we are still waiting. A brightly coloured cross of Jesus sits on a… Continue reading The First Chapter: An Introduction to Yield
Did you know that 97% of Australian women give birth in hospital settings? In a minute, I want to share how you can have an incredible birth in a hospital. But first, let’s look at how our culture gives birth. In Australia, 9 out of 10 women have at least one medical intervention while giving… Continue reading Before You Give Birth In Hospital, Read This
These are seven different ways that sharing can go awry when you’re trying to connect with someone. Perhaps they blame, try to fix, freak out, or something else… instead of simply being with you in your human experience. These “empathy misses,” as Brené Brown calls them, get in the way of authentic connection. These words… Continue reading Stop Making These 7 Mistakes When Your Husband Shares With You
Birth is like a marathon race. Not because it’s long, though it can be. But because it requires endurance, no matter the length. And it’s damn hard work. Now, to be clear. It doesn’t have to be painful. It can be pain-free! Yet, hard work it remains. Hard doesn’t mean impossible, and it doesn’t even… Continue reading 14-Day Plan: How To Setup A Magical Recovery Rhythm After Birth
We’re talking about how to naturally prevent tearing. Alongside, the fear of being in pain during birth, tearing is the second most common fear I’ve come across. So, in this content, we’re going to look at: a three-strike combo to avoid tearing. Before we go into it, I want to reassure you that you are… Continue reading How To Naturally Prevent Tearing in Birth
Labour can be uncomfortable because it’s new. Often just knowing what to expect can take the pain out of labour. It’s uncertainty that’s really hard to bear. But if you can know what to anticipate, then you can prepare yourself mentally and thus, when you’re in the moment you can trust and relax deeper into… Continue reading How To Naturally Combat Pain In Labour
Take gold. To change pure gold from solid to liquid, you need a crucible. It’s a container, usually made of graphite carbon or clay, with a higher melting point than the object being melted. When I say birth is a crucible, I mean it’s a container that can hold and transform a valuable asset, changing… Continue reading Why Uncertainty is Your Best Friend (Not Your Enemy) in Birth
There’s something very powerful about men supporting, protecting and fighting for women during labour. Here’s what a number of women said in response to this question: “What’s One Practical Way Your Partner Supported You In Labour?” “He would breathe with me. Including moaning with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t alone.” — Emily… Continue reading What’s One Way Your Partner Supported You In Labour? 27 Women Share.