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What is hypno-birthing?   Hypnobirthing is simply a generic term that means the use of hypnosis for birth.  There are several different forms of hypnobirthing, which all work towards helping the mum have a natural birth.   We are all in hypnosis, without knowing it, about 60% of the day…

My Birth Shame: A Doula's Confession

Friday, 29 August 2014 11:05
Shame and guilt appear to be accepted aspects of motherhood. There is very little a mother can do that doesn’t make her susceptible to being shamed into feeling like a ‘bad mother’. If you formula-feed, you are denying your child a healthy start. If you breastfeed past the first year,…
Are you interested in having a doula support your birth, but your partner is reluctant or resistant to the idea? You're not alone! Finding a way to respond might require parsing out just what it is that makes your other half uncomfortable, but there are a few biggies we can…

Plan A, B, C, D . . .

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 14:34
When I was working on my birth plan I had a discussion with a coworker about making a plan. Her argument was that you can't plan a birth because there are too many unknowns. I countered that that was the very reason every woman needed a plan. This is not…

Birth Trauma Resources

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:45
In Westernized cultures, a healthy baby and healthy mom are generally accepted as a good outcome of pregnancy and birth. Frequently, the actual birth experience is not given much consideration. More often now, however, it is being realized and accepted that the birth experience may affect a mother's ability to…

The Homebirth of Baby Lumen, in Photos

Monday, 17 March 2014 14:21
Since photographing my first birth at the end of 2013, I’ve been pretty excited to find another family who would be willing to allow me into their inner circle on their birthing day. When I got a message from Cassie right after the holidays that she was due in just…

Swimming Babies: Your Intro to Water Birth

Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:26
With the sudden increase in natural births, many families are now interested in the use of water for labor and birth. You may have heard of some benefits of birthing in the water, but lots have also come to birthing professionals with common fears or myths. Let’s dive right in…

Tips before, during and after a c-section

Saturday, 27 July 2013 11:18
I know that birth is natural and nothing can be compared to that process when you give life to your child (unfortunately I can’t live through it naturally). Moreover, I noticed that c-sections are like foster-children. No one likes to talk about them. But in Hungary (where I live) the…

10 Common Questions about Water Births

Saturday, 28 May 2011 08:47
1. How long is the baby under water after birth? The amount of time the baby is under water will not harm or help the baby. Many practitioners usually bring the baby up within 10 seconds or mom or dad can lift baby out of the water themselves. There is…

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