When I first became pregnant, I assumed I would breastfeed for at least 12 months. Most people I knew had breastfeed about that long (or less), I had been breastfeed for 14 months alongside my twin. I grew up with stories of how we would ‘drive by feed’, as my mum would be feeding one … More The Natural Age of Weaning
The general condition of the Mother-to-be, Is to do as she’s told by the birth constabulary, Indoctrinated into the medical birth model, Where the doctors mollycoddle, No options given or alluded to, the process is accepted And when she is ‘saved’, she feels indebted. But a little conversation can spark something innate, and a roar begins…and that … More The Roaring Fire
Just as Sherpas are a specific group of experienced people, so are doulas. As you will see in the link about sherpas, not all sherpas are the same, you need to find your ‘best fit’. So it is with doulas. … More Birth Mentors and Sherpas: Keys to Success!
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face. … More The Road Less Travelled.
There once was a woman from Earth Who fell pregnant and was told she’d give birth About 9 months they said First comes the head Emerging from your ample girth. The woman was given a schedule. Of things she was told were essential like scans and tests and forced bedrests and music to boosts baby’s potential. … More The Birth Tourist. A poem.