Category: Pregnancy and Birth

Pregnancy is the beginning of one of life’s most wondrous journeys. As we watch our bodies change shape and experience the magic of growing new life, we can be confronted by a myriad of choices and decisions. Over the last century pregnancy and birth has become overwhelmingly medicalised. Very few women in Australia now experience birth without intervention. In fact we have one of the highest invention rates in the world. We live in a society that does not honor or trust women’s natural ability to birth without the assistance of technology and intervention. The way we birth our babies has a profound and lifelong impact on both parents and child. It affects how we see ourselves and our ability to parent. It impacts on our health and well being and how we interact in the world. It resonates through our child’s development and personality. Women have a right to make informed choices regarding birth. Whether women choose to birth in a hospital setting or birth at home – it is vital that she be supported to make her own informed decisions and empowered to listen to her own body and baby. Through pregnancy and birth we are given the opportunity to truly engage and dance with the divine energy in all of us. A chance to touch the sacred and embrace her ancient knowing. A chance to enliven our instincts. Birth is a natural and instinctive act. We need to give ourselves the space and support that allows us to follow the cues of our bodies and move freely in birthing our babies. This site will inspire, inform and encourage you in your journey of pregnancy and birth. You will find articles on how to prepare your body for pregnancy, birth choices and options, birth celebrations, information on ultrasounds, placentas and lotus birth, post partum healing and pregnancy loss. We invite you to explore new ideas and trust your own inner wisdom in claiming your birth rite. Birth is mysterious, magical and instinctive. Whatever her pathway one thing is true birth transforms us and our children forever. p