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Blogs & Birth Stories

A collection of inspiring birth stories from past students and insightful blogs written by Tracey.

Your Baby has Arrived! Tips for Partners

Your Baby has Arrived! Tips for Partners

You have been an amazing partner during the birth – now what happens? It’s a very intense time of learning and adjusting when a new baby lands, particularly for the birthing mother. Not only does her body need to heal from the birth and return to a non-pregnant state,...

Creating Family Rituals

Creating Family Rituals

My son gazes lovingly into my eyes one night as I put him to bed. This has always been an important time of connection for us. I have sung him his own song since he was a baby. This song signals the words I want to deeply instil within him, that he is loved and he is...

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

It was one of those days where everything felt hard. Getting up was almost human torture, feeling like I must have had a 10-minute sleep, not the 7 hours the clock reported. Getting the boys breakfast was mundane and nerve wracking as every disgusting noise and...

The First Forty Days

The First Forty Days

The moment has finally arrived - you're finally gazing into that beautiful face of your newborn. All of the mystery surrounding the identity of your baby has been resolved in just one moment. You're fascinated by the unique little features and the perfection of...

Becoming a Grandparent

Becoming a Grandparent

Grandparents are gold in the life of a child. They come with experience, their hearts full of love for their family, and no real responsibility to the child, other than keeping them alive 🙂 This means they can be playful, break the rules, spoil them and give them...

Finding Your Voice in Labour

Finding Your Voice in Labour

I have a distinct memory of looking at my husband’s face during my birth with James, with desperate eyes, pleading with him to read my mind – to get a towel for the floor, a hot pack for my raging bum, a drink of water, call the midwife and not to tell her she has...

Reclaiming what was lost in birth

Reclaiming what was lost in birth

It’s her second birth, and she’s chosen a homebirth. She’s excited to experience birth as a connected family event. She trained her body and mind and brought a great level of commitment and love to her impending birth. She has done all the right things to prepare. The...

Understanding Your Child

Understanding Your Child

I get to coach parents and listen to their stories and I have to declare – loudly from the mountain tops – parenting is a tough gig! The more I work with parents and their struggles, the more I see that the changes that need to happen, need to start within the minds...

The Magic of Zoom and Teaching Online

The Magic of Zoom and Teaching Online

I have to be honest, when the world started to change so dramatically in March and almost overnight I went from teaching 20 people in the one room, to 20 people online on Zoom, I had to wonder “Will my program still work its magic?” I’m a results person. I will always...

Being Transformed by Birth

Being Transformed by Birth

Since moving on from Calmbirth, I have called my new birth program ‘Transform Your Birth.’ I love the word 'transform' because this word encompasses what I know is happening for the families preparing to bring a baby into the world. I’ve described birth as the doorway...

Instinct and Intuition as Parents

Instinct and Intuition as Parents

I love feeling intuitive and having strong instincts as a parent. I love responding to my world with certainty and not overthinking things - it drives me nuts when my brain goes into overload and I have streams of thoughts to sort through. Instincts and intuition are...

Choose Your State of Mind

Choose Your State of Mind

Have you ever just stepped back and listened to your mind? “Oh god my bum looks huge in these jeans.” “I’m just so over this work, come on 5 o’clock.” “Are you kidding me, why did you say that?” If you take a step back, you will notice that you can observe your...

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