Brisbane Postpartum Provisions Cooking Classes!

Postpartum Provisions

 

We typically put a lot of effort into planning for our baby.
The nursery, the car seat, the pram, the teeny tiny clothes.

We may put a fair bit of consideration into planning for our birth.
An antenatal class, some reading, creating birth preferences, packing a hospital bag.

We might devote a bit of attention to breastfeeding.
Watching some videos, talking to friends, Googling lactation biscuits, buying some nursing bras.

But we usually don’t think about postpartum read more

Super Quick, Super Delicious Postpartum Thermomix Biscuits

ayurvedic postpartum biscuits

 

When you consider traditional postpartum foods, the aims are generally to gently aid digestion and to replace what was lost in pregnancy and childbirth.
A new mother has high nutritional needs and a low metabolism.  In Ayurvedic terms, she needs to replace the earth and water that has been lost in childbirth while being mindful of her low digestive fire. She needs to eat simple foods that provide instantly accessible energy – essentially whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and read more

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

The MAMA Circle – Why Join A Women’s Circle?

The MAMA Circle

 

Why join us at The MAMA Circle?
I have described The MAMA Circle before.
And I have spoken about the benefits of women’s circles before.
But since writing those words, I have come across two quotes which I think sum up the reasons for doing us at The MAMA Circle perfectly.

“If a woman holds the power to create life, she also holds the power to create the life she wants.”
-Anonymous

“Because mothers need time-outs, too!  Maybe they’re cranky and just need a break.  Maybe they’re happily going full stem ahead and just deserve a read more