Choose Wisely Where You Give Birth

Choose Wisely Where You Give Birth

You should choose wisely where you give birth and in this blog post I will explain why. I truly believe that birth should be an inherently sovereign private biological act for mother and baby.  What I mean by this is the birthing mother should maintain power over her...
Not All Births Are Equal

Not All Births Are Equal

It’s true to say not all births are equal however a lot of birth traumas could be avoided if our beliefs and understanding about birth were not so based on fear… Fear is a used a lot in hospitals to intervene with the birth experience.  It becomes more of...
Pheromones ~ what they are and why we need them

Pheromones ~ what they are and why we need them

Pheromones ~ what they are and why we need them pheromone /ˈfɛrəməʊn/ noun: pheromone; plural noun: pheromones a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by an animal, especially a mammal or an insect, affecting the behaviour or physiology of...
Birthing Journeys: Positive birth after trauma

Birthing Journeys: Positive birth after trauma

After two c sections, when Hannah Palamara discovered she was pregnant with baby number three, she was determined to give her baby a positive birth, also known as a vaginal delivery. When her son, Frankie, was born, he was delivered in a water birth at home. Hannah...
Freedom to Move in Labour and Birth

Freedom to Move in Labour and Birth

During labor woman’s body has natural rhythms, from breathing, heartbeats, muscles spasms, to contractions. When the woman is secured to the bed as she gives birth, this interferes with her natural flow. Additionally, she may have a panic attack as her movement...
Why we need to talk about #MeToo in the birth room

Why we need to talk about #MeToo in the birth room

Some women feel like they did not give consent for medical procedures during birth. They feel like they are reduced to being a vessel, only good for carrying the child. This is not helped by the belief among professionals that they are legally responsible for bringing...