How motherhood taught me to love my body


Who knew that it took being stretched to my limits – in every sense of the word- to totally appreciate this body of mine. That’s the power of motherhood. Yet, if we turn the clock right back, it’s hard to believe that instead of celebrating my youth I spent much of it hiding in my own … [Read more...]

During labour I was in a dream state during the whole process but very present

On the 6th of December 2014, I had the delightful experience to give birth to my 1st daughter and it was an extraordinary transformational sacred experience. An extraordinary Rite of Passage. I was charmed by the option of midwifery care along my pregnancy, which kept me away from visiting a GP or a … [Read more...]

VBAC: I delivered with no dramas and absolutely no drugs.

My baby turned 10 in 2015, she was born by a c-section in 2005.. Due to complications I had no choice but to go that path.. I had previously had 3 normal deliveries and enjoyed all my experiences.. Of course your first labour and delivery is always going to be something you can draw on for your next … [Read more...]

Vitamin D in pregnancy & breastfeeding mothers: Is there really nothing healthy about a tan?

Vitamin D deficiency has become a major issue in Australia and could be due to our rigorous slip, slop and slapping. Vitamin D deficiency is of particular concern in pregnant women and breast-fed infants. It is estimated that rates of vitamin D deficiency are 18-84% amongst of pregnant women, … [Read more...]

Stryder’s Birth Story

I was 38 weeks pregnant and a near 2 day drive down to Austin, Texas from Idaho had left my hands and feet swollen to elephantiasis degree. My belly circumference was smaller than my first pregnancy. I give the blame to a side effect of too much stress. Throughout my entire pregnancy I thought we … [Read more...]

Katrina Zaslavsky, Author of “A Modern Woman’s Guide to A Natural Empowering Birth”, TV Interview


Katrina Zaslavsky, founder of Birth Goddess, guest interview with Henry Greener on Channel 31 TV show "The Shtick" about her book to empower women for birth, "A Modern Woman's Guide to A Natural Empowering Birth" and taking the fear and pain out of birth. As a guest on the show in honour of … [Read more...]

A Beautiful, Blissful, Pain-Free Birth

As I got out of bed on a beautiful Tuesday morning, I felt the sensation of water trickling down my leg. With unparalleled excitement and elation, I called out to my husband in the other room, knowing that my journey was about to begin. Not for a minute that day did I feel doubt or fear of the … [Read more...]

Understanding The female cycle

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Knowing about our bodies leads to more self confidence in all we do as women Even though knowledge is omnipresent mainly because of the internet, we don’t know a lot about our cycle. What we learn in school is that the cycle has to have 28 days and that ovulation takes place on day 14. When we … [Read more...]

A perfectly healthy boy after surprise home birth


On Wednesday 18th June 2014 we welcomed our second son into the world ... he unexpectedly arrived in our bedroom! As I look back on our son’s Birth Day I never want to forget the overwhelming love and gratitude I felt towards my husband as he not only supported me during labour (as he had done with … [Read more...]

I was fully present and it was so worth it. I realized that I was enough…

Before the Birth  Baby was due on Sunday October 25th. On the Friday morning before we packed up and made the scenic trip through the Rocky Mountains on the Pine Pass. It was a beautiful day unseasonably warm, and sunny. The leaves had already fallen and the mountains where left grey and green … [Read more...]

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