Pregnancy and The Power of Positive Affirmations

I’ve always encouraged my doula clients to use affirmations to foster positivity and self-belief.  Reflecting on and integrating messages of strength and optimism can truly build resilience – a quality that’s essential for weathering the unpredictability that’s inherent in pregnancy, birth and parenting. Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of providing doula support to […]

The Sacred Work of Yoni Mapping Therapy

If Yoni Mapping Therapy is a new concept for you, then I’d like to introduce you to Freya Graf, a qualified practitioner of this sacred work.  As Freya explains below, Yoni Mapping Therapy offers significant benefits for all women, though it is an especially powerful healing modality for those preparing for or recovering from birth. 

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.”.

Preparing to Breastfeed Your Baby

Feeling ready to breastfeed?  Or thinking you’ll just figure it all out once your baby’s born?  The time to learn about and prepare for breastfeeding is in pregnancy, NOT after the big day has arrived!  Learning to breastfeed is like learning to dance with your baby – you both have natural instincts but you’ll need […]

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 […]

2015 – A Year Around the World

So, what would you say if your husband suggested taking a family gap year, a whole year off to travel the world with the kids – no job, no school, just the four of us on the road?  Sounds like a dream come true, I know, and that’s how I’m looking at it now.  But, […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2014 1-7/8 – Support a Breastfeeding Mum Near YOU!

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2014 is just around the corner, running from 1 – 7 August.  The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) theme for WBW 2014 is “BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal – for Life!” and asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. In the spirit of 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. […]