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When’s the best time to plan for a VBAC?  Maybe before you’re pregnant!

I have long been passionate about educating women and their partners about vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC). Many of my doula clients are hoping for a VBAC, following a less than positive previous birth experience. Understand the birthing landscape....


Can we please just stop fu$%ing with birth already?

Just a day after International Women’s Day, an article appeared in The Age today with the alarmist headline; “‘The figures are appalling’: Rising number of Victorian women haemorrhaging after childbirth.” You want to know what’s appalling? → The fact...


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Doulas aren’t Superheroes.

This blog has been swirling around in my head for a few years now and every so often it comes back into my conscious awareness, and I feel the urge to sit down and write it. I feel that...


My Journey To Lamaze – Lamaze International Podcast

On the season 1 finale episode of The Lamaze Podcast, Lesley Pascuzzi, LCCE, speaks with Lamaze International President Tanya Cawthorne, LCCE, FACCE, about living in different parts of the world and how Lamaze guided her birth experience with her...


2022 Trainings & Workshops with Jenn Fontaine – Terms & Conditions

Deposit policy Deposits are non-refundable. If we cancel the training, we will refund you 100% of your paid amount. You may transfer your registration to another workshop for a fee of $50 up to one month before the start...


10 reasons why being a Lamaze Childbirth Educator is the best job in the world.

When people find out I am a Lamaze childbirth educator, it usually produces a variety of responses ranging from; ” Wow! That’s so interesting!” to “So are you a midwife?” to “What the hell is a Lamaze childbirth educator?”...


First they came for the birth photographers…

Following an announcement earlier this week by Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital that they were essentially banning professional birth photographers from attending and documenting births, there was – not unexpectedly – an explosive outcry on social media. Brisbane-based birth...


The Birth Wars – no end in sight.

Sadly, it seems we are no closer to ending the divisive birth wars any time soon. If anything, the chasm today seems almost impassable. Emotions run so high in this deeply personal topic where both ends of the spectrum...


Tanya Strusberg is featured on ABC Radio’s Babytalk with Penny Johnston!

I was thrilled to be interviewed by the lovely Penny Johnston, producer and host of ABC Radio’s Babytalk. Tanya Strusberg never planned on becoming a childbirth educator. But like so many women before her, becoming a mother changed her...



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