5 Things You Need To Know About PCOS

Mel(1)

“If you’ve been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), like me, you probably feel like you’ve reached a dead end, alone and an outcast from ‘real life’.   But please know, you’re not on your own” My PCOS Story Hi my name is Melissa Madgwick. I was someone who had it all— active 28 … [Read more...]

My Waterbirth at Toowoomba Hospital Birth Centre

Alecia Staines5

After a few days of surges- nothing too significant, I was starting to well and truly get ‘over’ pregnancy. This was still my shortest gestation length, at 40 weeks + 5 days (by ‘guess dates’) I woke Tuesday, hoping it would be birthing day. Surges were infrequent and would stop when I rested. I … [Read more...]

Hypnobirthing: If someone tells you that you can have a med free, pain free birth why wouldn’t you at least try?

nicole cook

Can we talk about hypnobirthing? I'll never understand why more people don't take advantage of this amazing relaxation technique. If someone tells you that you can have a med free, pain free birth why wouldn't you at least try? I got to the hospital for my scheduled induction due to high blood … [Read more...]

“I knew instinctively that I would go into labour in the middle of the night…”

Tuesday 22 September (39 weeks & 2 days pregnant) Woke up to Jack at 7am and gave hubby a sleep in. Had cuddles with my firstborn on the couch, fixed him breakfast and then jumped in the shower. When I got out Jack had found Daddy in bed and crawled in with him and they were reading together. … [Read more...]

Motherhood as a Powerful Rite of Passage

For many women becoming a mother is a deeply spiritual and transformative process, one that radically shifts the way she views herself and her place in the world. Yet this highly personal and profound journey is rarely acknowledged, explored or discussed as a relevant aspect of motherhood. Sadly … [Read more...]

Journey into Motherhood as a Sacred Rite of Passage

For many women becoming a mother is a deeply spiritual and transformative process, one that radically shifts the way she views herself and her place in the world. Yet this highly personal and profound journey is rarely acknowledged, explored or discussed as a relevant aspect of motherhood. Sadly … [Read more...]

From IVF struggle to happy family

Since winning Seven's My Kitchen Rules in 2013, we have worked extremely hard on many goals we have set for ourselves. We shared our story on MKR & we continue to share our story here with you. In 2009, we married & the next stage of our lives was to start our empire, our family. We are … [Read more...]

So proud and happy that I was able to achieve the birth naturally and drug free

mel and baby

At the beginning of my pregnancy I never really thought about a natural drug free birth.. What I did know was I was a complete sook when it came to pain, and I couldn't even handle a needle or blood test.. However this pregnancy and birth definitely changed my confidence in my willpower. My … [Read more...]

Is Pregnancy Massage Safe?

The popularity and education of pregnancy massage has increased significantly over the past few years; however there are still a lot of myths and fears surrounding pregnancy massage. In tribal cultures, prenatal and labour support massage was common. Anthropologist George Engelmann documented … [Read more...]

{Video} How birth took one woman from terrified to powerful – Interview with the Birth Whisperer

AnnaWilde-Interview-with-Katrina-Zaslavsky

Anna Wilde, founder of the Birth Whisperer wrote the following about the interview: "Sometimes one woman’s  journey into motherhood can inspire many others. Katrina Zaslavsky is one woman empowering thousands of women for childbirth. Katrina overcame her extreme fears of childbirth and discovered … [Read more...]

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