How To Have The Best Possible Birth – Guest Post



Today I have handed over the blogging reigns to another American mother living down under.
Rachel is a mother of three who lives in Sydney. She loves cheese, books about Scotland, and things that are blue and white striped. She blogs at A Mother Far from Home about parenting and motherhood…she shares tips and advice about how to get your kids to sleep well, behave, and be strong kids that turn in to strong grown-ups.
Here she is talking about how to have the best possible birth whether you’re in a hospital, a birthing centre, your home, or your car (but hopefully not your car)!

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Little Thing, Big Change – Spinach


Now, I am no nutritionist, but I firmly believe that you are what you eat and that good food leads to good health.
When C was about eighteen months old, I realised that I was still feeling as tried and sluggish as I had during those first few exhausting months.  As C was well and truly sleeping through the night by this point, I couldn’t blame my lack of energy on him.  After having some basic blood work done, I was not at all surprised when my GP told me I had low iron levels.

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Am I Enough? Part Two.

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I love Donald Winnicott’s quote.
The way to be a good mother is to be a good enough mother.

Donald Winnicott was an English psychoanalyst and paediatrician who believed that ordinary mothers intuitively realise the needs of their babies.
He believed that a mother’s knowledge about being a mother arises from being a baby once herself and from being given full responsibility for her child.
What I like about his profile of a good enough mother is that she is a real human being.
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Am I Enough? Part One.

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Last Friday evening I went to The Little Sage’s Circle.  I had never been to an energy event before.
I must say when I thought about Friday nights of yore, spent getting drunk in dive bars, I laughed at the contrast…here I am now, spending my weekend meditating, visualising and journaling!

Anyway, one of the exercises Helen lead us through was visualising what was holding us back.
When she guided us and asked us to identify what was preventing us from reaching our goals, I pictured myself.
I found this read more