Everyone needs some Down Time

Hi! Nice to see you, please shoot me an email if you have any questions! I love connecting with new people! This is a topic dear to my heart. Something I preach about how we need down time until the cows come home (which as we don’t have cows is a very, very long time), but really have to work on actioning for myself as well. Taking time out for …

Welcoming Autumn

I wanted to have a long winded birth story. I wanted to have magic, suspense, surprise, and transition from pregnancy to motherhood. I was instead blessed with a birth much like my last one- magical in its own way, but nothing super “out there”, just birth- normal, healthy, physiological birth. I am sitting here wanting to write a story about everything that happened through her birth, but really there isn’t …

The Depression Beast

Today is something a little different. Today is a guest post from someone who I love who wanted to share their story to help inspire others. The depression beast is someone who visits way too many people. Take care of those who you love. Ask them if they are ok. Here it is. It can get the better of you, you know. The times when you think things are going …

Breastfeeding Journeys

Today I realised my third breastfeeding journey has come to a close. A journey it has most definitely been. I know that it is my lot in life to deal with a lot of stuff to ready me for helping others, but really- I am crossing everything I have that the birth and breastfeeding journey with my belly babe is so much easier than what I have had so far. …

The Importance of Orgasms

So, it has been a month since I last posted. There has been SO much going on in my life, so many life changing decisions to be made, and so much change I hardly know what to do with myself. I thought you might want to know a little secret… it’s something that is simple, quick, and feels fantastic. Who doesn’t love a good orgasm right? The good news- they …

Letting go of Expectations

As a mother I feel like I have a million expectations placed on me every day. I am realising more and more the importance of letting go of expectations and the flow on effect that has on the res tof my life. Today I want you to nurture yourself, and let go- just a little bit. Being a mother is f*ing hard work! There I said it. I am not …

It’s Hard Being a New Dad

It’s really damn hard being a new dad (or parent that isn’t the biological mother, all mention of dad/father is referring to this role). Dad’s are often forgotten in the rush of new life in a family, mothers are admired, babies are adored and fathersĀ are abandoned. Sadly this is a pattern that starts during pregnancy, everyone talks to the mother and asks her how she is going, how about the …

The Impact of Words

Something that really gets to me is the general populations choice in words surrounding birth. Few people realise the impact of our words. It. Drives. Me. Crazy. So many of the words used in the medical system are demeaning, disparaging, discouraging, and prevents women from becoming empowered. Just by changing the language you use when talking about birth can create a shift in mindset which can then have a ripple …

Having a Baby… moon

This is a topic that is quite dear to my heart, I see far too many people wave good bye to this precious time without even realising it. The immediate time after birth is such a special time that should be treasured, honoured, and most of all respected. Not taken for granted and trampled on by everyone who just wants to smile at the beautiful new soul. I had vastly …

Birth Preparation Vs Induction

It is very common for us to be asked the question of “do you induce?”, as a general rule my answer is no. Before you stop reading- allow me to explain myself. Working as both an acupuncturist and a doula, it has given me a unique understanding of how the impact of inducing a birth (whether medically or with acupuncture) can change the birthing outcome- not necessarily for the better. …