So Em says to me “Babe, I reckon you should write a post about why you did it”. She’s referring to the vasectomy. So here I am, sitting here 40 minutes post-procedure still under the influence of light sedatives Read more →
Often, in the clinical environment surrounding birth, little significance is attached to the placenta and the moment the cord is cut. Usually performed quickly by the medical team, cutting the cord is a means to an end. Then the placenta, membranes and cord are treated as ‘medical waste’ and, unless prior arrangements have been made, disposed of with no ceremony… Read more →
From the beginning, I wanted my baby to be born at home, in the water. My partner Chris was more comfortable with a birthing centre, but then we learned there is little difference between the two, especially in terms of Read more →
Before falling pregnant, delayed cord clamping, or just cord clamping of any kind, wasn’t something I was familiar with, or all that interested in. What I knew of birth was the script followed on pretty much every TV show. Fast onset of labour, waters breaking on cue, lots of stomach gripping, screaming and exclamations of ‘the baby is coming’. Being… Read more →
Hi all. I am a 1st time Mama late in her pregnancy and Read more →
You can read Ziggys birth story here.
Credit to Cassie at Capturing Life Birth Photography for the beautiful images and slideshow.
Placenta encapsulation. Separately, I am familiar with these two words. Anyone who is pregnant has an idea of what the placenta is and does, Read more →
Positive birth, skin to skin, delayed cord clamping, powerful, euphoric. These were not common terms I associated with giving birth. Epidural, hospital, pain, emergency caesarean, haemorrhage, these were the words I was familiar with. So you can see why, when I found out I was pregnant, the thought of giving birth terrified me. As I mentioned in an earlier post, everything I had… Read more →
There are so many rules pregnant women are expected to adhere to, rules around smoking, drinking, what you can eat, Read more →