Is Hypnobirthing for me?

HypnoBirthing Have you heard of the benefits of hypnobirthing?  Hypnobirthing is the safest and most easily accessible comfort measure you can use in labor. It’s proven to shorten labor (ask 2 of our members Cassandara and Sarah) and to alter the way you perceive the sensations of labor.  Hypnosis is a 100% safe natural alternative […]

Let’s talk about birth plans

Birth plans became popular in response to the increasing number of interventions being done and the apparent disregard for respecting your choices. Without a birth plan, it is easy to feel as if you have no say, no control and it is difficukt to be an active participant in your own birth experience.  From my […]

Increased access to information about birth online – enemy or ally?

This post is a bit different as it is a recording of my presentation at the Sensitive Midwifery Symposium in JHB, South Africa.  Embracing technology has been hard for me but a couple of years ago I realised that I if I was to remain true to my calling to change birth practices and improve women’s […]

Holistic Birth

There is a lot of talk about holistic health and living but how does it apply to pregnancy and birth and what difference does it make? Fifteen years ago, I dismissed it as just another fad. After all I was still working in the hospital system and following hospital policies and procedures. But then I […]

Fear, Love and Birth

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. ― John Lennon Just as the fear of an actress before she steps on stage fuels her to give […]

5 Tips for Expats Expecting

You’ve just landed in a foreign country on an expat assignment and you find out you are pregnant. All of a sudden everything changes because you are bringing a baby into the world. Naturally you want everything to be perfect and instead it all just feels strange. I hear you. I am a serial expat […]