Category Archives: Birth

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Pregnancy and Depression

Today’s post comes from Laura Wright and is on a topic close to my heart. I struggled with depression during one of my pregnancies and after two. Please do also see my articles on pregnancy/ post partum depression in the free resources section, here. Last year, someone very close to me became deeply depressed whileContinue Reading

Must Read Woman-Craft Books of 2013

I regularly get emails from women asking for book recommendations. So here, hopefully just in time for last minute Christmas pressies, are my pick of the best women’s books that I have read this year. Sweetening the Pill: or How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control This is a superbly researched and written examinationContinue Reading

A Book is Born

As regular readers will know my passion in this life is in connecting and sharing women’s voices and creating space for truth to be spoken. So I am so excited to be facilitating this in the launch of my new book, The Rainbow Way, which you can buy from me here. We have a fourContinue Reading

Blood and Milk – Self-Care for Breastfeeding Mamas who are Menstruating

I don’t know about you, but I rarely see anything written about breastfeeding and your moontime, I mean how mamas cope with the ups and downs of their cycle while giving to their little ones 24 hours a day? Is it just presumed that if you are breastfeeding then you don’t have a cycle? IContinue Reading

Healing Birth Trauma: Guest Post

Despite all of the working through I have done over four and a half years, it was timely really that the release of my e-book on Amazon this week coincided with a close friend’s baby’s arrival.   They had the ‘perfect’ hospital birth…a quick labour, minimal intervention, a placid baby, an easy beginning to breastfeeding.Continue Reading

Let’s talk about sex… when you have kids

I seem to have been talking sex a lot recently, with soul-sisters, my women’s group and my partner. It strikes me that though we may not want to DO it as much, us married women with kiddies sure love to talk about it! It matters to us. It excites and intrigues us and makes usContinue Reading

Wide open – and witnessed

As little girls we are told to keep our legs together. For a woman, “she spreads her legs for anyone” is an insult of the highest order. The power of the wide open vulva is deeply threatening to the very fabric of civilisation. My four-year-old daughter loves to show us her vulva. Spreading it wide.Continue Reading

FREE birth event!

I’ve just found out about a really exciting birth event on September 5, 2012 which I just had to share with you. If you’re as passionate about birth as I am then this  is a MUST! IMAGINE: One Day. Sixteen Birth Visionaries. Direct connections to their birth-and-world-changing awesome-ness. Countless formats to share your juicy ideasContinue Reading

Nourishing The New Mama~ Healing foods & Herbs

“Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip; joy; with the second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace.” I have discovered over the past few years that one of the most important things I can do for myself as a mother and woman is to focus on what I take into my body:Continue Reading

Speaking for birth

“How can I speak for birth?” That was my question, back when I first felt called to do birth work. To advocate for birth. Natural birth. Birth as she has always been for millions of years. Generation after generation. Nothing weird or hippy. Nothing worthy. Just the miracle of biology which is birth. Donkeys, goats,Continue Reading

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