Continuous Labour Support – Better Results than Ever!

Fabulous news!  An updated 2017 Cochrane review has demonstrated better results than ever for women and their newborns who have continuous support throughout labour! “Continous labor support appears to offer impressive benefits and no harms to women and newborns, especially when provided by someone in a doula role.”.

The Ultimate Mummy-to-Be Giveaway!

Exciting news! I’ve teamed up with some of my favourite Melbourne pregnancy and postpartum professionals to bring you The Ultimate Mummy-to-Be Giveaway!  The fortunate winner will receive EIGHT prizes valued at – drumroll, please – $3,397!  Enter below!

Praise for Dancing for Birth™ Classes!

**New Dancing for Birth™ Class Schedule: Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm and Saturdays 10:30-12:00 at The Orchard Prahran, above Prahran Health Foods at 201 Commercial Road.** I’m thrilled to announce the launch of my Dancing for Birth™ group classes, encouraged by the tremendous feedback I’ve received from my private Dancing for Birth™ clients. A unique fusion of joyful dance and childbirth…

Birth for HumanKIND – Spread the Word!

Last year, I had the great honour and pleasure of joining a new, not-for-profit organisation called Birth for HumanKIND (BfH).  Although I’m not able to volunteer my doula services with BfH in 2015 (I’m overseas for the year – see my post 2015 – A Year Around the World), I do want to spread the word about the…

Latest Books in the Library

Inspiring New Additions to the Sister Support Lending Library   One of my greatest weaknesses has always been books.  Shiny new books, dog-eared second-hand books and now even ebooks lure me in, time and again.  I’m particularly powerless in the face of inspiring books that promote normal birth and help parents connect with their babies.…

Maternity Coalition Movie Night 20/11 – ‘Midwife’

Don’t miss the Australian premiere of the film ‘Midwife‘ on Wednesday 20 November at the Maternity Coalition Movie Night in Elwood at 7:30 at the Elwood St. Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 87 Tennyson Street, Elwood.  For a preview, check out the trailer below.  I’ll be there volunteering and really hope to see you on Wednesday!…

Check out the Preview of ‘Bump’!

I just had to share this preview from ‘Bump!’, a new book in the works by Kate Evans, author of ‘Breastfeeding: The Food of Love’. Kate’s illustrations and description of undisturbed birth are entertaining and educational at the same time. Can’t wait to add this to my collection when it comes out in 2014!

The wise and well regarded Dr. Sarah J. Buckley, author of Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering:  A Doctor’s Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices, will be speaking in Melbourne on Thursday, 21 November, 6:30 – 9:30pm at The Australian Catholic University in Fitzroy (see below for full details).  Sarah is considered the foremost…

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Visit Maternity Coalition at the Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expo this Weekend

Billing itself as the “must-see parenting event of the year”, the Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expo is on this weekend in Melbourne at The Melbourne Exhibition Centre in South Wharf, from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October.  The Expo features a broad range of products and services for expectant parents, babies and kids as well…

Maternity Coalition Movie Night Wednesday 23/10, Elwood

The next Maternity Coalition Film Night will be held on Wednesday evening, 23 October, at 7:30 pm, at the Elwood St. Kilda Learning Centre at 87 Tennyson St, Elwood. Birth Movement: Preventive Obstetrics and Postnatal Care Using midwifery knowledge, experience and scientific research, this movie focuses on positions and movement that can make the process…