Listening to your own pregnant body

People have opinions and their own experiences with pregnancy, parenthood and their own lives.  There are certain activities and guidelines that state to specifically avoid while pregnant (like most people agree with smoking and drinking) but there are a lot that are ruled out because of caution and fear. There is a responsibility to keep […]

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The mind & body connection during birth 

Our minds can be an extremely useful tool during any experience including childbirth. It is not only import to release physical tension during labour especially the 2nd stage (while pushing) but also to release built up tension and past impressions of the mind. When the mind is tense, stressed and feeling overwhelmed, it has the […]

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Thoughts on pregnancy loss 

Trigger warning for women that are sensitive to the topic of miscarriage ‘I misscaried’ What comes to mind when you hear this statement? Maybe past experience, trauma, sadness, heartbreak, compassion or fear. When I have said this statement, unfortunately I have felt ownership and responsibility attached to these two words. Unrightfully I have felt that […]

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Olive oil for your lady bits 

Vaginal tearing during pregnancy is definitely not something I am hoping to experience in my pregnancy journey. I heard a wonderful trick from a friend who claims that she massages olive oil on her labia majora and around her perineim to avoid the dreaded test during childbirth. I am always interested in DIY home remedies […]

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