Birth Plans Yes or No ?

First of all, I like to call this not a plan rather a birth wish, Birth Wishes, usually there are more than one for sure. I give my clients a very large birth wish list and I go over it item by item and than I ask that this activity mom and partner do together, it gives them a chance

Is my baby getting the right amount of sleep?

A sleep colleague prepared this great guide for sleep in babies and toddlers.Remember that babies develop their brain by sleeping so it is every bit as important as everything else. Below is an outline of realistic expectations for your child’s sleep in the first 5 years. This timeline draws from various sources, and it is important to note that many

Birthing Free forgotten Ritual

This is a beautiful birth story and I asked whether I could share so here it is, please read about the amazing birth….. This was a shamanic journey, my medicine not plants, but pain. I was ignited within, as I lit each candle in my blackened cave. The iccoros singing through me, guiding my labour, my body moving the waves

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate these daddys, all of them, experienced ones, newly assigned ones and of course those daddys who will soon become daddys for the first time. Daddys over the years, whether they have willingly welcomed this position of active participant throughout labour and birth and now the postpartum, or whether their cherished partner has introduced

These are my hours

This is the long awaited film about a woman’s journey through birth. It is raw and natural, beautiful and undiluted. A real and refreshing film, there have been many films made on birth, but like this one, there are none. Enjoy it share it and above all talk about it, it is our daughters and our granddaughters who need us

Happy Mother’s Day

This Sunday May 13th is Mother’s Day this year. I am going to take this opportunity to thank all my clients for allowing me to be part of their amazing journey into Motherhood. All you Mother’s are amazing and have helped to become a better guardian of birth and birth keeper for women making this journey into Motherhood too. Becoming

so much to be thankful for

May is a month of renewed energy, and today May the 4th is a big day in the Star Wars world. I have never been much of an advocate of Star Wars. There are different forces for everyone, and even though, I don’t much follow Star Wars, I feel today is a great day to celebrate the magic of the

Childbirth Fear Study

I have been asked to share this Childbirth Fear Study, on behalf of Dr Nicole Fairbrother, Professor with the University of British Columbia Department of Psychiatry. The purpose of this study is to find out if our new measure can help us identify women experiencing clinically significant fear of childbirth. To do this, we are asking pregnant women to complete

Preparing for the recovery of birth

Last week I purchased a new book for my doula library “The Fourth Trimester” by Kimberly Ann Johnson and it is all about looking after Mom after the birth of baby. Her website http://magamama.com The book is amazingly well written and very clear, it also serves as a wonderful reference guide book. As a doula after the birth of their babies