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The Emotions of Pregnancy & Parenting

The Emotions of Pregnancy & Parenting

One of the couples I worked with had a very difficult first birth. As a result, they researched other ways to welcome their second baby into the world. This time, they changed their model of care to a more woman-centered model. They completed my course and the mum did...

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...

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...

Keeping Relaxed and Excited About Birth

Keeping Relaxed and Excited About Birth

I will admit, I’m a total nerd when it comes to the science of the mind. I have a real affinity with Joe Dispenza’s work, as he integrates science with the very real task of learning to ‘change your mind’ on a subconscious level, which leads to a change of feeling, a...

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...

Information Overload Surrounding Birth

Information Overload Surrounding Birth

How much information is too much information? I’m a great believer in, ‘knowledge is power.’ All through history there are examples of the ‘elite,’ holding back knowledge from the masses as a form of power. Well those days are over – well and truly. Knowledge is...