birth

You are the Expedition Leader

Preparing for Birth is like preparing to climb Mount Everest, but with much more chance of success and a lot more warmth! When climbing Everest, a Sherpa is an essential part of your team. They know the landscape, the climate and remain calm and alert. In Birth, a doula is like a sherpa. The doula is familiar with the location, the people and the physiology, remaining calm and alert, guiding and supporting you.

Humanised Birth: the minimal standard

Our current approach to maternity is far short of what the minimal for maternity should be. In a society that values mothers, we would see a minimal standard based on compassion, connection and confidence. We would be celebrating and honouring the transformation, and doing everything we could to ensure women transition whole and powerful. We …

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The Maternity Crisis in Australia is worsening:

why the silence? One in three Australian mothers experience physical and emotional birth trauma.  One in 10 emerges with post-traumatic stress disorder. For many it begins with induction.  From there women are at risk of the cascade of consent.  First time mothers have over 40% chance of induced birth.  Between 2000 and 2016 induction of labour …

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Have you ever wondered why we submit to authority?

Why do we do as we are told, even if it seems ridiculous, if we perceive them to have authority? Dr Chris and Dr Xand set up an experiment (probably based on the Milgram Experiment).‚ÄčAfter seeing this segment whilst my children watched the ‚ÄčOperation Ouch program, I was prompted to look into this phenomenon when it comes to …

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