Fertility and pregnancy acupuncturist Rachel Pavitt-Rumery from Health Space in Mona Vale joins me LIVE to chat how acupuncture can help you on your motherhood journey. Listen as we chat all things acupuncture and birth – including how acupuncture can help with pregnancy-related symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, circulation, pelvic and lower back pain, haemorrhoids,…

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This couple came to my course for the birth of their second baby after what they describe as a ‘traumatic’ first birth, with an induction that did not end as expected. During the course, I saw them process the first birth, question it and begin to prepare for their second birth with excitement rather than…

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Do you know about the muscles of the uterus and what they are doing during a contraction? The uterus is INCREDIBLE! Understanding and visualising exactly how the uterus is working during labour is an incredibly powerful tool to allow yourself to work with the sensations you are feeling rather than against them. The video below…

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There is a big difference between COPING with the intensity of labour and SUFFERING. We never want a mum to get to a level of suffering during her labour. Birth should be a positive experience for the mother, baby and her birth partner. Epidurals can be a good option for women if they are experiencing…

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There is a BIG misconception about Hypnobirth that: Positive Birth = Natural, Drug-free, Intervention-Free birth This is not the case – although it may be for some. In class, I ask mums and their birth partners to answer this question: ‘WHAT DOES A POSITIVE BIRTH MEAN TO ME?’ Every answer is unique. Just like birth,…

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“Will they let me give birth in that position?” “Will they let me say no to a vaginal examination?” “Will they let me have delayed cord clamping” “Will they let me deliver the placenta physiologically?” I hear questions like these a lot during my classes. It is a great insight into how many people subconsciously…

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I just received this beautiful message from one of my dads. This mum developed high blood pressure in late pregnancy. After a number of days using natural induction methods, they made an informed decision to be induced using a balloon catheter and later syntocinon. Induction is tough. It can go from 0-100 very quickly and…

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