Gentle Beginnings Issue of Empowering Birth Magazine

Welcome to our Gentle Beginnings issue of Empowering Birth – your first sneak preview with love!!!

Discover the sensual wonders of traditional rebozo techniques with the fabulous Debra Pascali Bonaro (Orgasmic Birth) for more comfort, ease & pleasure to rock your birth. (yes you heard correctly!)

Then Pinky McKay reveals nature’s best newborn immune booster, be inspired by our joyful birth story, learn the secrets of mother-baby bonding, cook up a delicious lactation soup recipe, our midwife answers your biggest concerns and much more gentle goodness…Xx

{Positive Birth Story} “I was safe and supported in the arms of my husband and in this exact instant I felt my baby “ drop” and in three almighty intense pushes our son “ Luke Lee McGlade” was born in the presence of all the people who would love him most in this world….When the house was perfect and silent I cuddled and breathed in the scent of my delicious newborn and basked in his pure perfection.” ~ Read Amy’s inspiring birth story

{Ask the Midwife} Our marvellous midwife Faye Read deeply explores your biggest questions  including….Braxton Hicks (BH) since early in 2nd trimester. It feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest (hard to breath) and an anaconda is wrapping itself around my belly (very uncomfortable tightening, but not painful). What are the chances that early labour and active labour contractions will be similar to my BH? Are Braxton Hicks different than “real” contractions? 

Lotus birth information sources and how to care for placenta?

Gentle methods to turn breech baby?

Dream water birth ~ My fiancé and I are due with our second child very soon, it’s always been a dream of mine to have a water birth but my fiancé is very iffy, he thinks it’s gross lol and he doesn’t want to get in the water with me, I’d like to have him help me as much as possible but I’m not too sure what we are in for.

Any advice? How will I be checked for dilatation? Relaxation tips? Tips for my fiancé because I know he’s going to need support as well? What to wear? Because I would still like visitors. Any advice will help 🙂

{Birth Column} GENTLE BEGINNINGS would not be complete without the wonderful Pinky McKay…In our birth column, she reveals nature’s first immune boost for our deliciously squishy newborn ~ can you guess what it might be?

{Preggi Cuisine} Warming Zucchini & Almond Soup. Cook up a delicious lactation soup recipe to get the milk flowing and find out why newborn mothers need extra TLC with warming nourishing foods at this all important time.

{Empower me}….Get ready for a feast for the eyes plus beautiful sprinklings of quotes and affirmations to enlighten and inspire….discover nourishing sounds for your unborn baby…..expecting and feeling anxious? irritable? sluggish? We’ve got you covered ~ find out how to remedy common imbalances in ways you least expected!

{Real Truth} Find out how attuning to your baby’s feelings is KEY to building a strong mother-baby bond and why YOUR capacity in looking after your own SELF is so vitally important….Psychologist & Psychotherapist Anasua Chakrabarti (Roy) says: “it’s just as important for you to be attuned to your own emotions, the impact of meeting the demands of raising your baby and what you need to do in responding to your own feelings. For instance, it might involve calming your own anxiety when your baby is crying or being able to ask for support when feeling tired and exhausted!”

Order the Gentle Beginnings issue or Collect the Full Bundle! 

*beautiful cover image byLeah Cook Photography

About Katrina Zaslavsky

Katrina is an inspired international author, speaker and voice for women. A former public health professional turned mum on a mission and now editor, coach and practitioner, she is making positive waves across the globe as founder of Birth Goddess, committed to being a part of the “Positive Birth Revolution” and empowering women for motherhood.
Her book, A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth, is a collection of inspiring birth stories (afterword by Dr Sarah Buckley MD) and shares how she overcame her extreme fears of childbirth and discovered inner peace and power she didn’t know she had. One of her biggest personal revelations that she would love to shout from every rooftop? “When birth is no longer feared, numbed or endured it has the opportunity to become one of the most powerful, positive and transformative things a woman will ever experience in her lifetime."

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