Birth Choices

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

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

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

Sadas Birth stories – Page 3

Once I was in the pool I didnt leave, nor did I open my eyes until Grace was born in the water, I wanted to be totally in my body, without distractions. I asked Russell to kiss me, which only happened once as it brought on a stronger expansion, and they f

Sadas Birth stories – Page 2

I worked hard to bond with my baby and heal the separation. I got my baby back from the nursery, and never let her go. Unfortunately I suffered horrific postnatal depression, partially because of who I am and partially because of the experience. I was det

Sadas Birth stories

The Support teams identity has been protected in this story and will be known as D and M. Im a little unsure of where to begin the birth stories of my two beautiful children, Xanthe and Grace. The first ended in a c-section after 26hrs - a challenging exp

Pregnant with Heart and Soul

There are clearly different forms and degrees of contact with unborn children. Experiences can differ considerably from one another in terms of atmosphere, depth and effect. Short daily chats can be very valuable moments. More extensive contact comes most

What is a Doula?

What is a Doula? The word "Doula" (pronounced "doola") is a Greek word meaning "woman servant or caregiver". More recently, it refers to someone who offers physical comfort, emotional, spiritual and informational support to a woman and her partner before,

Its Not About Homebirth, Its About Choice

You can by no means call me a hippie. I love my SUV and get heart palpitations if my mobile phone battery goes dead. I do try. I try to eat well, I try to recycle, I ride my bike, as long as there arent too many hills, and I did, despite my yuppie demeano