Nourishing Chicken and Corn Soup

There’s something really special about a meal that is both nourishing and quick …and that everyone in the family will actually eat! Soup is quick and easy to make in the cooler months and perfect for nourishing bodies that are both growing babies and recovering from birthing them.

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The Importance of Postnatal Planning

Many couples spend a lot of time planning and preparing for birth (and rightly so) but they forget to plan and prepare for the postnatal period, when things can be most challenging and overwhelming. Whether your vision for after birth looks joyous or overwhelming you will benefit from preparing for this time by ensuring you have the support and encouragement you need to achieve the postnatal period YOU WANT and DESERVE. 

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The Birth of Banjo

I remember asking at one point what stage of labor I was at and the midwife said transition! I did a fist pump and said hell yes if this is transition I've got this in the bag! There was not one second where I was scared or where it hurt. It was just beautful.


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If one more person tells me I'm never going to sleep again, I'll scream: Coping with sleep deprivation

In the words of one of my clients (I changed it for the title because I was worried threat of violence might put people off! haha):

“If one more person tells me I’m never going to sleep again, I’m going to punch them in the face! We didn’t choose to have a baby without knowing it was going to affect our sleep!”. 

I get it, its frustrating when people make remarks without backing it up with any tips or tricks to actually be helpful. But thats what this blog is about today.  


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The Birth of Dakota Ivy

After a couple of very concerning doctors visits Larissa went on to birth her beautiful daughter without the much feared and unwanted caesarian that she had been ‘threatened’ with. Here is her beautiful story:

‘I had my baby girl on the 11th(of September), waters broke abit on the 9th my due date but bubs head was blocking the rest coming as she was so low. Didn’t start real labour, my surges were very mild and irregular, I stayed in hospital over night as I went in on the 10th, and was on my own when labour kicked in at 3:30 am the 11th, after being told I had till 7am to have baby or have a c- section as it was 48 hrs after my waters first broke, I was given antibiotics so didn’t get infection, they were very strong and lot of it was felt in my back. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and I was put on monitors, was listening to the birthing affirmations and rainbow relaxation, I breathed best I could and felt better if I stood up.

I texted Ritchy throughout. He couldn’t get there as we only had a baby sitter set for 7:30 to stay with Xavier at home. My surges felt like time passed quick and the midwives didn’t check my for dilating as I was not having regular surges yet. I had some close together and stronger and longer then I went to toilet and already felt that urge to push or bear down. It all happened so fast I couldn’t think, I wasn’t that relaxed fully to be out of it enough to fully control the urge not to push, so my body pushed down and I breathed and went with my body, after being rushed to a birth room, Dakota Ivy was born 10 minutes later with only about 5 pushes.

Ritchy got there 1.22 minutes late poor thing was upset he missed it, I felt such joy and healing after a c-section that I did it. I did it alone and the breathing and visualisation help me. I had a good midwife that helped me in the delivery room, they were shocked and amazed how it happened. I did it on no pain relief or gas. I only had a small tear on the inside, Ritchy helped me through that stage which was great and had to use gas for that part. Thanks so much for ur course and ur guidance. Larissa’

A huge congratulations to Larissa, Ritchy and Xavier on welcoming little Dakota Ivy. May she always brighten your day a little more than the day before.

(This birth story is from 2014 and has been moved over to this new website)