Pregnancy and Birth

Due Date Pregnancy Calculator

Just found out you are pregnant? Most women and / or couples are filled with a rush of emotions which may include joy, trepidation, exuberance, fear.... but in almost all cases the first things that come to mind are "When did i conceive, and when am i due". Whilst the exact moment of conception is

Naming Ceremonies as Healing Rituals

"I cant believe Im standing in my daughters kitchen preparing food for our celebration. This ceremony has healed all of us and brought us together again." These words were spoken to me when I went to say goodbye to the grandmother of a toddler Id just nam

Excerpt from “Mother of All Accidents”

And so it begins... Baby Diaries email #1- Week 12 - Telling everyone... Hi all, Well its been a while since I put out a group email: the last, probably years ago in fact, on my travels. Well, I am embarking on another adventure - the scariest one yet - a

The Transformation of Pain

Six years ago I found myself shattered and angry after loosing a baby at 11 weeks pregnant.  This was a very difficult time in my life and I was ill-equipped to navigate the emotional landscape that surrounded me.   I struggled to find my w

Recovery and Healing After Pregnancy Loss

In a culture where birth and death are seldom spoken of openly, the loss of an unborn baby can be a lonely experience. If the loss occurred early in the pregnancy, before anyone knew you were pregnant, it can seem an invisible sorrow. Yet miscarriage is c

Difficult Decisions – Memorials for Babies

When a baby is miscarried, stillborn or dies shortly after birth, parents are in a state of shock that such an event has happened. The natural order of life has been broken, and the last thing you ever imagine is to be planning a memorial or funeral for y

Natural Pain Free Birth

The masses have been a little slow to catch on to the movement of the 21st Century. But those of us whove had a glimpse, want to see a whole lot more! The movement away from polluting our planet in the name of development. The movement away from tradition

Discover the Top 5 Answers to Ovulatory Infertility

Harvard researchers have studied results from 18,000 women taking part in the Nurses Health Study, a long term research project looking at the effect of diet and other factors on health. The results showed that 1 in 6 women had some trouble getting pregna

Cord Blood Banking

When a baby is born, doctors often tie or clamp the umbilical cord almost immediately. This ensures that most, if not all, of the cord blood never makes it to the baby. This is the blood that is banked. If the cord blood is not banked, it is thrown away!

Sadas Birth stories – Page 4

Russell had tears; Xanthe looked a little surprise, full of wonder and asked if I was ok. I looked her firmly in the eye with a big smile and said, "Im ok, sweet heart. Heres your baby sister". Xanthe said, "Shes so cute". I hopped out of the birth pool t