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Everything you wanted to know about breech birth, but were afraid to ask.

What is the breech position and how common is it closer to term? Breech presentation is a fetal presentation in which the buttocks are at the opening of the womb. In a frank breech the legs are straight up...

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Why I became a childbirth educator

In two weeks, my son – my firstborn – turns seven. There is a photo that my husband took only a few hours after he was born, where my baby boy and I are staring into each other’s eyes....

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The peanut ball: why every birthing suite should have one.

What is a peanut ball and why could it be helpful for me in labour? Most people are familiar with the standard birth ball (sometimes called a fit ball or Swiss ball). They come in a range of sizes...

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Not Your Mum’s Huffing and Puffing Class – Podcast

It was an absolute pleasure and honour be interviewed by Kaz Jaffe, the host of the wonderful podcast, Mum’s the Word. A fellow birth passioneer, Kaz and I could have yakked on forever! We chat about how I came to become...

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Confessions of a breastfeeding failure.

I get the impression that a lot of people assume that because I am a passionate childbirth educator that I must have had orgasmic natural water births at home and that I was a breastfeeding pro, effortlessly feeding my...

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Mama, you’re enough.

I think I must have some kind of invisible magnet in my body at the moment, because in the last week or so, I have found myself inextricably drawn to a number of women – some I know well,...

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Stop shaming our plus size mamas!

Pregnancy can be tough. Tough on our bodies. Tough on our emotions. Tough on our relationships. Giving birth to our children is the biggest physical and emotional rollercoaster we will ever go on in our lifetime. Now imagine going...

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