What you will find inside our Celebration (digital) issue…
The JOY factor in Pregnancy: “Mounting evidence tells us that circumstances in the womb program our health in critical, life-altering ways. The prenatal environment is equally as important as genes, perhaps even more important, in determining lifelong physical and mental health.” ~ Dr Marcy Axness pHD.
Bellydance For Birth: “It may help to move your pelvis rhythmically during contractions, either rocking to and fro, from side to side, or in slow circles, as this will aid the dilation of your cervix, the descent of your baby and help to dissipate the pain.” ~ Maha Al Musa in Dance of the Womb
The Love Hormone: What happens when we bypass the body’s natural ability to begin labor with love, and its ability to secrete peak levels of the hormone of love, oxytocin? Find out the full story, thanks to the internationally acclaimed Debra Pascali-Bonaro.
Empower me: LABOUR POWER: A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
“Labour is a series of breaths. Your last breath does not exist except in your memory. Your next breath does not exist, except in your imagination. All of your birthing goddess power resides within your present breath. When you are in the present moment, you avoid overwhelm. The slow deep breaths oxygenate your
body, your uterus and your cervix so that they can perform efficiently. It also keeps your baby oxygenated.” ( from Peaceful Birth Peaceful Earth)
Ask the Midwife: Want all your foodie + health related questions answered? It’s all in our Ask The Midwife Q & A in this issue…
Discover more about Pregnancy nutrition for vegetarians/ Vitamin D- is it really that important? / Helpful tips for elevated blood pressure/ Natural immune boosters for group B strep test
Healthy & Fit 4 Birth: Are you truly celebrating your pregnant body or struggling with body confidence? Pregnancy affirmations can not only help you feel better about yourself but also help overcome fears, connect with your baby and feel supported and empowered……
Mindful Pregnancy comes to the rescue with Body Confidence Affirmations for Pregnancy as well us making us more aware of our self-talk, focusing on the positives, acknowledging ourselves and giving us powerful tools so that we can start loving and appreciating ourselves NOW!
Positive Birth Story: “Everything I have worked for and planned was being put into action and despite my groaning I couldn’t be happier. My daughter was absolutely amazing and the noises didn’t even phase her. In between contractions she would wave and smile and say “hey mummy” She gave me that extra strength.” **Read Courtney’s inspiring story about the birth of her sweet baby Amaya.
What others are saying about our CELEBRATION issue:
“I devoured it immediately! I loved it...I especially liked the article about ecstatic birth / birth hormones, and the article about the pelvic floor. The info about birth hormones was something I very much read into for my last pregnancy, but found it difficult to find concrete or comprehensible information about! Having had pelvic floor issues after last time, this was also right up my alley.
Needless to say, these and the other articles are not what you typically find in most birth mags, or at least not in that much detail, and I loved it. And a good birth story never goes astray . Thanks for the enjoyment of the mag & I look forward to reading it in the future!” Thanks heaps, Sarah Worm
“YES!!…its beautiful and lots of wonderful information..I love the info on a view inside the womb and mothers disposition and impact on babies growth etc etc….its very well done. Thank you xxxx
“Really fabulous Katrina! I’m not keen on online reading but there are some wonderful images and information in there. Love the belly dancing and the quote in Empower Me on Labour Power, A Breath of Fresh Air…” ~ Julie Bickerton, founder of www.babynomad.net (massage & yoga for babies)
I really enjoyed “The love hormone” and “Celebrate your pregnant body” In Light, Eron Cardinal, CCCE Owner Naturally You Childbirth Conscious BirthWork: Conception, Birth & Beyond
“Thanks Katrina. Just had a quick read through it – it’s beautiful- I love the belly dance for birth. Loved the birth story too and wouldn’t mind trying that delicious sounding Kitcheree recipe. Thanks again for another fantastic mag.” xx ~ Sophie Merchant (mother & doula in SA)