Abdominal Birth

Abdominal Birth Let’s talk about WORD CHOICE surrounding caesarean birth. How did the word Caesarean birth come to be? ‚Äč Caesarean birth was according to some named after “Caesar” as in Julius Caesar who was born via his mother’s abdomen!...

Feeling empowered in your birth space

Feeling empowered in your birth space Giving birth is a huge life event and one that for many can leave us feeling confused and de-railed afterwards. However, it is possible to feel confident and in control of your birth choices and birth environment if you use the...

Position of baby for birth

Position of baby for birth The most optimal position for baby to be in for birth is LOA = Left Occipital Anterior. Any clues what that means? I’ll explain more. But first this is really good to know… When you go into labour if you experience pain in your...

Am I in labour? Is it braxton hicks or even hiccups?

Am I in labour? Is it braxton hicks or even hiccups? When I trained in pelvic health as a physiotherapist we taught an active birth class that described labour in 3 stages. For instance, it is widely acknowledged amongst health care practitioners that: The three...
C-section recovery

C-section recovery

As April is C-section awareness month let’s talk about the recovery. This blog post tells you everything you need to know about the recovery if your baby was born through your sun roof! Having a caesarean section to give birth to your baby can be a blessing if...
Preparation for my ideal birth

Preparation for my ideal birth

I wanted to share my birth story the second time round, as I was very passionate about having the opportunity to give birth naturally and not via Caesarean section, like I did electively (planned) with my first born who was breech. Here is my journey about my...