The role of a birth partner is one of the most important roles during birth. This person should be continuously by the pregnant person’s side and on their side. Traditionally a birth partner is typically the baby’s daddy, but as we live in a very diverse world it can be a friend, a life partner, … Continue reading The SCOPE of a birth partner’s role during birth
My breastfeeding journey has come to an end for the third time. Breastfeeding is such a personal, intimate choice for people. I am so grateful I was able to breastfeed but I never put any pressure on myself or allowed anyone to put pressure on me when it came to feeding my babies, because feeding … Continue reading Thank you boobies
In our society, birth has become extremely medicalised and it is amazing that pregnant people have so much support during pregnancy and birth from their medical team. This, however, has shifted the judgement, instincts and positioning of pregnant people and their birth partners within the birthing hierarchy. It is important to bare in mind what … Continue reading Birthing Hierarchy
To breathe means: to take air into the lungs and then expel it, especially as a regular physiological process. Easy, right? Wrong! Amazingly we need to breathe to stay alive and we do it 24 hours a day; 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 breaths a year. It’s the first thing we … Continue reading Breathing.
When I was pregnant, my doctor, friends, family, and even strangers - took it upon themselves to tell me negative birth stories. My gynecologist kept telling me how big my baby was and seeing as I’m not such a big person, how was this baby going to come out of me? Would my birth story … Continue reading My hypnobirthing journey