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Why Midwives Love a Good Birth Plan

Why Midwives Love a Good Birth Plan

This week I am thrilled to feature a guest post from midwife, Kate Visser. Birthwell Birthright (BWBR): Many people are very cynical of the whole concept of a “birth plan”. Pregnant women hear all too often from their friends...

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Teens and childbirth – why birth education needs to start in school.

“Miss, Miss! Is it true that you need to get your vagina sewn up after you give birth?” “So what hurts more? Getting kicked in the nuts or giving birth?” So, apart from wincing just a little bit at...

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Ask the Childbirth Educator… how to get labour started

Welcome to the first column in our new series, Ask the Childbirth Educator. Do you have a question regarding pregnancy, birth or early parenting? Send us an email with your question and we’ll feature it on our blog! Today’s...

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Why it’s time for a (new) birth revolution.

The other day, a friend tagged me on a post that she saw in a popular parenting group on Facebook. The post read; Any mums out there that didn’t bother with any of the prenatal classes? How did you...

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So what the heck is Lamaze all about?

The most common response I get when I tell people that I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator is; “Lamaze? Isn’t that the breathing method?” If you’ve ever watched an American television show or movie that features a birth,...

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Rockstar Birth Magazine Podcast – Lamaze with Tanya Strusberg

A few months ago, I was invited by the creator of Rockstar Birth Magazine, Shalome Stone to appear on her awesome podcast series. You know all those classic movie scenes where the woman is birthing on her back, holding onto...

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The Tsunami of Interventions

If you are somewhat immersed in the birth world like I am, then you’ve probably come across the term, “The Cascade of Interventions”. Sadly, for many of us in the birthing biz, this is an all-too-familiar term; describing the...

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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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