“ I remember the senior midwife encouraging me, telling me how wonderfully I was doing, and not to push. I felt no need to - my body was doing this completely on its own. One more surge and our beautiful baby boy Jem arrived earthside, less than 15 minutes after arriving at the hospital. I simply couldn't believe it!”Read More
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.Read More
“When you imagine what being a mother looks like, what is that picture that pops into your mind?”, and you know what? No-one ever says that they picture themselves cleaning and cooking, being exhausted, overwhelmed and isolated…. and yet that’s what most mothers reality is. They all (myself included) imagine all the warm fuzzy stuff, and the feelings of love and contentedness. Imagine the disappointment though when that wondrous time comes along and it looks nothing like what you imagined!Read More
The birth room had an amazing view across Bendigo city skyline; I took the time to enjoy it while the adrenalin passed, and we marvelled at your perfection. I felt proud of my strength to get through your birth, and to do so without intervention.
I hadn't considered that the very normal, unremarkable thing I had just done, would intrigue and excite so many people. I didn't feel that the way my daughter was born was remarkable.... I still don't. Women all around the world give birth in cars, on footpaths, in the bush, in their laundries, in shopping centres etc etc every.single.day.