To be able to say that the birth has been missed, you must be able to define when the birth commenced….and in my mind, the birth of our babies commences at the time of conception. It is such a long and beautiful journey and our babies are working and growing towards being birthed from the moment they have been created.Read More
Holding space is so important because pity is so damaging. In what situation can you think of that pity would actually do someone well? Pity only digs that person’s hole deeper and makes their load heavier. Not only now are they feeling terrible about their situation, but they have also been made aware that everyone else is feeling terrible for them.Read More
Can we really say that our maternal health care system is “Safe” simply because our Government can guarantee that you and your baby have a good chance of NOT DYING during birth?Read More
A fundamental human right is at risk of being taken away from all Australian women. The choice to birth, their own children, with their own bodies, in their own homes.
Even if home birth is not something you have ever or would ever consider for yourself, I hope that you can see this for the violation of human rights that it plainly is.Read More
At 25 I was the first of my close friends to have the opportunity to welcome a baby into this world.
I was ready. I had already served two operational tours of duty in Afghanistan leading a team of men in the search of improvised explosives, how hard could this be?
I was sure the birth would be simple in comparison however, nothing in the world can prepare you for the experience of helping your loved one bring a new baby into this world.Read More
"I was alone at an ultrasound, with no one to hold my hand, when the sonographer put his hand on my arm and simply said “I’m sorry…”, I thought, sorry for what? He said it as though there was only one outcome.
It was the most definitive answer I had been given my entire pregnancy, it just wasn’t the answer I was searching for."Read More