Pregnancy Loss & Stillbirth

Pregnancy Loss & Stillbirth

Pregnancy Loss & Stillbirth Warning – this article deals with emotionally devastating issues. If you have lost a pregnancy, or…

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Postpartum Story

Postpartum Story

  Postpartum Story We were so excited to hire Alison to be our doula in the winter of 2021, but…

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Nurturing the Mother – the Sealing Ceremony and Belly Binding

Nurturing the Mother – the Sealing Ceremony and Belly Binding

Nurturing the Mother – the Sealing Ceremony and Belly Binding Pregnancy and childbirth is a magical experience. It can also…

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The Importance of the Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy

The Importance of the Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy

The Importance of the Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy A Guest Article by Mary Bacon In today’s blog, I want to…

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Birth Story – Destiny, Patrick and the birth of Aura

Birth Story - Destiny & Patrick The Birth of Aura On Tuesday, 30th November at around 5pm, my surges started…

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Postpartum Nutrition & Nurturing – Why They’re So Important

Postpartum Nutrition & Nurturing – Why They’re So Important

  Postpartum Nutrition & Nurturing – Why They’re So Important One of my favourite responsibilities in my role as a…

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8 Tips for Getting Enough Sleep with a New Baby

8 Tips for Getting Enough Sleep with a New Baby

  8 Tips for Getting Enough Sleep with a New Baby In my experience some babies are alert all day,…

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Why I’m A Doula

Why I’m A Doula

Why I'm a Doula Love is the foundation upon which a positive birth begins All my life I’ve been a…

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High Risk and IVF Pregnancy – How a Doula Can Help

High Risk and IVF Pregnancy – How a Doula Can Help

High Risk & IVF Pregnancy – How a Doula Can Help There is a common misconception that Doulas are only…

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How to Manage the Baby Blues

How to Manage the Baby Blues

How to Manage the Baby Blues People talk a lot about the Baby Blues, and often they are confused with…

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What is Postnatal Depletion?

What is Postnatal Depletion?

  What is Postnatal Depletion? Postnatal Depletion refers to the physical and mental deterioration of a woman caused by the…

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What is a Lotus Birth?

What is a Lotus Birth?

What is a Lotus Birth? In Australia it has been traditional for the cord of newborn babies to be cut…

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Birth Story – VBACs are achievable

Birth Story – VBACs are achievable

Birth Story – VBACs[i] are achievable A note from Alison: Both Natascha’s babies were born posterior, which is an example…

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How to Prepare for Baby No 2

How to Prepare for Baby No 2

How to Prepare for Baby No 2 Baby Number 2 is on the way!  You’re excited, nervous and a little…

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Being a Dad in the Postpartum Period

Being a Dad in the Postpartum Period

Being a Dad in the Postpartum Period In our last article we talked about the important role a dad has…

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7 Things Dads Need to do to Prepare for Childbirth

7 Things Dads Need to do to Prepare for Childbirth

7 things Dads need to do to prepare for Childbirth Having a baby is a team sport. You may feel…

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The Difference a Doula Makes

The Difference a Doula Makes Recently I sat down with Hills District Naturopath Genevieve Mlotkowski to talk about her two…

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Big Baby Bullshit

Big Baby Bullshit

  Big Baby Bullshit I don’t use that phrase lightly.  Because most of what the medical profession will tell you…

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When Fur Baby Meets Human Baby

When Fur Baby Meets Human Baby

When Fur Baby Meets Human Baby Before we have human children it’s not unusual to treat our pets as ‘fur…

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Let’s Talk About Birth

Let’s Talk About Birth

Let’s Talk about Birth For many years in this country the traditional team of Midwife and Obstetrician has prevailed in…

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The Importance of Breathing in Labour

The Importance of Breathing in Labour

The Importance of Breathing in Labour Breathing during labour might sound like the most natural thing in the world –…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Sleeping

Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Sleeping

Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Sleeping There are few parenting topics more hotly debated than the subject of co-sleeping with your…

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Having a Baby During Covid

Having a Baby During Covid

Having a Baby During Covid   Becoming a mum is the most joyous thing in the world, but there are…

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Natural Induction

Natural Induction

Inducing Labour Naturally 40 weeks can seem like a very long time.  Especially if you have suffered any of the…

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Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Pregnancy

Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Pregnancy

  Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Pregnancy Pregnancy is an incredible time, but there is no denying it comes with its…

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Amanda’s Birth Story

Amanda’s Birth Story

Birth Story – Amanda I like to be prepared, so when Morgan and I started planning a baby I Googled…

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Postpartum Nutrition

Postpartum Nutrition

Postpartum Nutrition Our third and final blog on Nutrition from Stacy Heckenberg BHSc Nut. Med. – for now at least!…

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Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

[caption id="attachment_1160" align="alignnone" width="207"] Pumpkin and Coconut Soup[/caption] Pumpkin and coconut soup This soup is delicious as well as nutritious…

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Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

[caption id="attachment_1214" align="alignnone" width="300"] Pumpkin Cookies[/caption] Pumpkin Cookies These pumpkin cookies are perfect for breakfast or a snack and take…

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PB and J Smoothie

PB and J Smoothie

[caption id="attachment_1207" align="alignnone" width="300"] Peanut Butter Smoothie[/caption] PB & J Smoothie A little comfort smoothie that will fill you up…

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Boobie Bickies

Boobie Bickies

Boobie Bickies   These biscuits are great for increasing your milk supply.  The secret ingredient is brewers yeast.  Don’t be…

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Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula Help in that all important “Fourth Trimester” Your baby is here!  Those 40-odd weeks of dreaming and planning…

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Positions in Labour

Positions in Labour

Positions in Labour When the big day is nearing your mind begins to turn to how are things going to…

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Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnancy Nutrition Here is our second in the Nutrition Series by Stacy Heckenberg BHSc Nut. Med.  This one focuses on…

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Skin to Skin

Skin to Skin

  Benefits of skin to skin Why it’s important for everyone Cry less.  Sleep better.  Two things every parent wishes…

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7 Great Reasons to Massage Your Baby

7 Great Reasons to Massage Your Baby

7 Great Reasons to Massage Your Baby If you’ve ever had a massage, you will know how good you feel…

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What to Eat Before you are Pregnant

What to Eat Before you are Pregnant

What to Eat Before you are Pregnant As part of my role as a Doula, I gather a team of…

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Birth Stories

Birth Stories

Birth Stories A birth that needed a doula Pregnancy Problems I had my third child when I was 38. Because…

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Breastfeeding – Hacks That Help and Myths That Don’t

Breastfeeding – Hacks That Help and Myths That Don’t

Breastfeeding – Hacks That Help and Myths That Don’t There are always plenty of people around to give you ‘good’…

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Breastfeeding Basics

Breastfeeding Basics

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Tearing – Prevention and Cure

Tearing – Prevention and Cure

Tearing – Prevention and Cure One of the things that most concerns women when thinking about labour – apart from…

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Managing Pain in Childbirth

Managing Pain in Childbirth

Managing Pain in Childbirth Childbirth is tough. There’s no getting around it. And it is different for everyone. Some women…

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What is a Birthing Doula?

What is a Birthing Doula?

What is a Birthing Doula? I am asked this question so often! Very few people know what a doula is,…

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Alison Hansen – Doula

Alison Hansen – Doula

Since my childhood in rural Australia – taking joy in helping my father on the farm, and absorbing a love…

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