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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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In honour of Aksel Jude

TRIGGER WARNING: This blog deals with stillbirth and features photographs that some people may find upsetting. My first meeting with Sarah began like any other doula meet and greet. A nice café, a cup of coffee, and a chance...

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Aromatherapy for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

In this blog, I am excited to welcome our special guest writer, Sonya Edmonds. Sonya is a Clinical Aromatherapist and a Registered Nurse and Midwife who is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to aromatherapy; particularly when...

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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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The Top Ten most useless pregnancy and parenting gadgets of all time

From a marketing perspective, there are few target population groups more vulnerable than pregnant women and new parents, and that makes marketing people very, very happy. If you’ve ever been along to one of those humungous pregnancy and baby...

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Finally. A book about infant sleep I can get behind.

If you are pregnant, or the parent of a new baby, I don’t need to tell you how massive the topic of infant sleep is! The anxiety levels around how much – or how little – your baby will...

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