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The Art of Healing Birth
  As a new mother with a brand new baby, how were you cared for and nurtured? Where you held in a safe and sacred space to inegrate the birth ex...
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The Red Thread and the Power of Sisterhood

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  A red thread joins all the women in a circle... when separated each woman stands alone in her own power, yet knowing the support of her sister...
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Down-to-Earth Midwifery at Da-a-Luz in Spain

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In the stunning Alpujarra mountains of Southern Spain sits the Da-a-Luz Midwifery School, established by midwife Vanessa Brooks who is passionate abou...
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Woman Chakras
  Pregnancy is the perfect time to strengthen your intuitive awareness by focusing on the chakras as a powerful tool for connecting with your in...
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  "I have now seen with my own eyes the confirmation of my deepest, ancient knowing and I am forever changed and blessed by these amazing women,...
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The Healing Vibration of Essential Oils in Labour

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  Recently there has been a revival of the use of essential oils for labour and birth.  When I first began doula-ing 25 years ago, we alw...
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  Every labour and birth is different - some labours are long, some are shorter, some are intense, some are passionate, some are calm and peacef...
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In ancient cultures women in labour were cared for and supported by their sisters, mothers, aunties, traditional birth attendants, herbalists... ...
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Sitting on the Birth Intervention Scale

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In these days of 'medically managed' birth it surprises me how often natural pregnancy and birth is considered to be dangerous. Questions such as "Wi...
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Finding Balance in Birthing around the World

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On my travels, I often meet mothers (and some fathers!) who open up to me about their birth experiences. I am, of course, curious to hear about birthi...
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  As a Childbirth Educator and Doula Trainer it’s essential for me to be aware of all the current statistics and evidence on birth practices… ...
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Doula Tips for Comfort in Birth and Beyond

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Doula and new mum, Gaby Tudor, shares her tips for comfort and support during labour and the early days of parenting.  During her long labour Gab...
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Gaby Feeding
The term ‘Empowered Birth’ has become a catch phrase of the birthing world… more often associated with natural birth, active birth, orgasmic birth, ho...
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The Language of Birth - Contractions or Expansions?

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"The setting sun surrounds the house with an etheric quality, almost as if it has a aura of birth around it.  The sound of chanting comes from wi...
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Becoming a ‘Yoga Doula’

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Over 28 years ago, my introduction into the world of birthing and babies was becoming pregnant whilst I was undertaking Yoga Teacher Training in Sydne...
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