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

Thermomix Postpartum Porridge

Thermomix Postpartum Porridge

 

I know, I know…when you have a newborn breakfast NEVER looks like the above photo!
But you don’t have to be a new mother to enjoy this porridge.
While the ingredients were specifically chosen to support Ayurvedic suggestions regarding recovering from childbirth, this Thermomix Postpartum Porridge can be enjoyed by anyone.
Whenever I make this for a new mothers, I am reminded of how good it is and I always end up making some for myself too!
And yes, with a six year old and a two read more

FREE Birth Debrief

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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

A Different Kind Of Birth

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The birth of an e-magazine!

It was just over a year ago that Bettina and I decided to come together and form The Kindred Collective.
Since those initial brainstorming sessions, we have each had a baby.
With babes at our breasts, The Kindred Collective has been forced to evolve.  But the main premise has remained the same.  The Kindred Collective is a community of women.  A virtual village of women who span the globe, who have something to share, who are looking to laugh, to cry, to give, to receive, to read more

My Fourth Trimester Body

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Six months after her birth, my body still bears the signs of her existence within me.
My belly is soft and far from flat.
The term belly button has become a complete misnomer as mine is now more of a belly cavern.
I have a network of grey stretch marks on my lower stomach.
My love handles ensure that there is plenty of me to love.
My hair is thin.
I have dark circles under my eyes.
I am not ashamed of any of this.
Two children grew inside me.
Nestled there, listening to the beat of read more