How To Cope With Fear In Birth

How to cope with fear in birth.

Photo by Tahnee of Lemonade Lane.
I have been reading Playing Big by Tara Mohr.  She devotes one chapter to exploring the duality of fear.
She refers to the Hebrew Bible and explains that in it, two different words were used to describe two different types of fear.

The first is Pachad.
This is the fear of projected or imagined things…what could happen, what if, all those worst case scenarios that our complex human brain considers.  Our response to pachad is fight or flight, that adrenaline driven reaction which, read more

FREE Birth Debrief



For all of you who are pregnant and are thinking about empowering yourself with a Hypnobirthing Australia course, I have big news!

In 2017 I am offering a FREE birth debrief with every Hypnobirthing Australia class.

In this session we will talk about your birth experience, you will have the opportunity to share the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly.  I will help guide your physical and emotional recovery, allowing you to process and to celebrate your birth.
You will also read more

Her Birth – A Planned Homebirth

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I suppose I should be focusing on finding a name for her.
But her birth is still so real, so vivid, so amazing that I want to make sure I get it all down before it becomes a beautiful memory.

Her due date was December 7.
I am not sure why but I had it in my mind that she was going to come early…in late November.
Those last few weeks of pregnancy seemed long with anticipation.
I tried to fill the days with errands, projects, appointments, and cups of coffee with friends but it was hard to read more

Five Birth Interventions That Are Unnecessary



Today I am over at The Kindred Collective talking about birth interventions…specifically the fact that you do not have to consent to the interventions that may be suggested by your caregiver.
Birth should be an empowering experience.
All too often we surrender our control.
We submit to caregivers who generally have a different agenda than we do…they are governed by hospital policies and protocols and not by the natural wonder of birth.
You only get one opportunity to birth your baby.
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Introducing The Kindred Collective


Introducing The Kindred Collective.
A community of mothers.
For mothers.
Natural birthing, yoga, women’s wellness.
Workshops, retreats, online support.

From the moment I got pregnant, I loved talking to other mothers.
Every time I spoke with a mother-to-be, a mother, or a grandmother, I felt like I was a part of something special…a sacred circle of women, a community of those who foster and nurture.
During some exchanges, secret bits of mothering wisdom were revealed…baby acne, clogged tear duct, read more