How The Oxytocin Sham Is Scamming Humanity – a deeper look into the ways the language of marketing & medicine meet in deceit
Syntocinon is NOT oxytocin. Pitocin is NOT oxytocin. Artificial oxytocin is NOT oxytocin. Oxytocin is complicated, wild and comes in all forms, in so many layers, especially reactive depending on social factors and so on. Just because you can recreate something based...read more
Does logic always prevail? An exploration of the ways we’ve traded common sense for easy-to-digest lies and inflated egos.
Does logic always prevail? An exploration of the ways we've traded common sense for easy-to-digest lies and inflated egos. I am a big fan of common sense. In fact, my ability to maintain patience in the face of blatant lack of logic makes me feel queasy. Last week, I...read more
Leaving luck out of birth – how many of us are undermining the hard work of a cultivated positive birth experience
Imagine this: glowing mama recounting her epic birth story. She is beaming with delight. She feels proud, victorious, alive with life. The listener, let’s assume a well meaning friend, is sulking. She blurts out, “You’re just one of the lucky ones.” Both go quiet and...read more
4 Surprisingly Effective Childbirth Natural Pain Relief Hacks You Probably Didn’t Know About That Actually Work
Childbirth is one heck of a marathon effort. An effort that feels Herculean on the best of days. And whilst rocking our births like the rock star goddesses we are (duh!) over the last 200, 000 years, - it's clear that one can never have too many good old fashioned...read more
The in’s and out’s of labour – Why the outward journey is just as important as the inward journey when it comes to mapping your birth story.
In the last few years I have been privy to some deep conversations with a wide array of perinatal professionals. I have read more inspiring (and educational!) birth books than I can count and joined groups where I have been able to tap into the knowledge of...read more
Today's Doula Diaries submission comes from the wonderful Jes Jackson at Itty Bitty Photography in Tasmania. A great tale of how one mama in Hobart used Hypnobirthing and patience to achieve her dream birth! ****** The moment I met Sarah I knew that she was...read more
Today's heartfelt submission comes from Birth Photographer Naomi Coker from Acorn & Oak Photography. A devastatingly beautiful account of how she birthed life and welcomed death all in the same day. **************************************** “Please God, don’t let...read more
A few weeks ago I had one hell of a chat about all things sensuality in pregnancy, childbirth & motherhood with the super delicious Shalome Stone from Rockstar Birth Magazine. Besides so much fun, super juicy and packed with really valuable information &...read more
Today we are talking Bandl's ring! Has anyone ever heard of this before? "Bandl's ring (also known as pathological retraction ring) is the abnormal junction between the two segments of the human uterus, which is a late sign associated with obstructed labor. Prior...read more