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whyhomebirthmatters Sitting in the evening sunshine at the end of a busy week with a glass of wine and a bloody amazing new book!
So enjoyed attending the book blessingway @effraspace this morning. What a truly beautiful time we had listening to amazing women share their birth stories and then listening to @nataliemeddings talk all things homebirth. You could not help but feel enabled and high on oxytocin. It felt like we were part of something special 
#homebirth #tellmeagoodbirthstory #doulalife #pinterandmartin #nataliemeddings #birthybooks #itswhatyouweremadetodo #trustyourbody #whyhomebirthmatters
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Posted at: 2018-04-20 20:16:44
Sitting in the evening sunshine at the end of a busy week with a glass of wine and a bloody amazing new book! So enjoyed attending the book blessingway @effraspace this morning. What a truly beautiful time we had listening to amazing women share their birth stories and then listening to @nataliemeddings talk all things homebirth. You could not help but feel enabled and high on oxytocin. It felt like we were part of something special #homebirth #tellmeagoodbirthstory #doulalife #pinterandmartin #nataliemeddings #birthybooks #itswhatyouweremadetodo #trustyourbody #whyhomebirthmatters
whyhomebirthmatters We have one more van full of stuff and then the move is officially complete! 
The drive to the van hire depot and then the storage unit is in excess of 2.5 hours so my lap is currently my desk! 
January was supposed to be work-free yet here we are! 
I have a lot in the works right now and it's quite exciting. 
I have to say, I'm not wild about living on a narrowboat but literally anything will be a thousand times better than the place I've just left. I've honestly had some of the worst luck when it comes to neighbours! 
#doulaofinstagram #doulainlondon #doulalife #lgbtdoula #postnataldoula #books #pinterandmartin #whyitmatters #whydoulasmatter #whyhomebirthmatters #working #January #todolist
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Posted at: 2019-01-25 13:48:07
We have one more van full of stuff and then the move is officially complete! The drive to the van hire depot and then the storage unit is in excess of 2.5 hours so my lap is currently my desk! January was supposed to be work-free yet here we are! I have a lot in the works right now and it's quite exciting. I have to say, I'm not wild about living on a narrowboat but literally anything will be a thousand times better than the place I've just left. I've honestly had some of the worst luck when it comes to neighbours! #doulaofinstagram #doulainlondon #doulalife #lgbtdoula #postnataldoula #books #pinterandmartin #whyitmatters #whydoulasmatter #whyhomebirthmatters #working #January #todolist
whyhomebirthmatters More book for my library arrived this week ❤ 
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The homebirth book is going straight on its way to my lovely doula client who will be giving birth at home in the very near future 😍

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Posted at: 2018-07-10 11:44:14
More book for my library arrived this week ❤ #whyhomebirthmatters #motherhood #howtogrowababy #pinterandmartin The homebirth book is going straight on its way to my lovely doula client who will be giving birth at home in the very near future 😍 #books #addictedtobooks #library #saltrock #saltrocklamp #birth #baby #pregancy #pregnant #antenatal #mumreads #knowledgeispower #reading #lovebooks #lovereading #newquay #cornwall #love #calm #relax #homebirth #childbirth #hypnobirth #hypnobirthing #cornwallhypnobirthing #cornwallhypno
whyhomebirthmatters Hanging out with Natalie Meddings @tellmeagoodbirthstory is always a treat and I LOVE her style and content of writing in her books. This is her latest and now she has joined Insta. Book available to buy  @pinterandmartin 💜 #globaldoula #pinterandmartin 
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Posted at: 2018-05-01 15:55:03
Hanging out with Natalie Meddings @tellmeagoodbirthstory is always a treat and I LOVE her style and content of writing in her books. This is her latest and now she has joined Insta. Book available to buy @pinterandmartin 💜 #globaldoula #pinterandmartin #Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory with @get_repost ・・・ "It's easy to find reasons not to have a baby at home. In the opinion of our culture at large, there are plenty of them. Birth is too dangerous. Too painful. Too unpredictable. Even too messy. As few of us get round to asking where all these "toos" have come from, there this thinking sits - layers of sediment built on stories heard, assumptions made and terrifying television portrayals that have about as much to do with real birth as porn does with real sex. So let's do something. Let's hose the mud away. You wouldn't base other life-defining decisions on hand-me-down opinion or scary stories. Or what the papers say. If having a baby at home is to be included as a serious choice, the first step is to wash off all the hearsay - about birth being hugely painful or massively risky and start with the facts." #whyhomebirthmatters #bestofallpossibleworlds #tellmeagoodbirthstory
whyhomebirthmatters I couldn’t be happier for you Natalie and for the pregnant world that you have written this wonderful book, congratulations 🙌🙌🙌 so much down to earth wisdom in here💗 So many nuggets of gorgeousness to take to the Mums I support. Thanks for a fabulous day and it was lovely to see so many lovely doulas and Midwives there today. Definitely on an Oxytocin high ✨✨✨ #doulastogether #doulasandmidwives #doulaauthor #whyhomebirthmatters #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #oxytocinhigh #booklaunchparty #womensupportingwomen
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Posted at: 2018-04-20 14:10:16
I couldn’t be happier for you Natalie and for the pregnant world that you have written this wonderful book, congratulations 🙌🙌🙌 so much down to earth wisdom in here💗 So many nuggets of gorgeousness to take to the Mums I support. Thanks for a fabulous day and it was lovely to see so many lovely doulas and Midwives there today. Definitely on an Oxytocin high ✨✨✨ #doulastogether #doulasandmidwives #doulaauthor #whyhomebirthmatters #positivebirth #positivebirthmovement #oxytocinhigh #booklaunchparty #womensupportingwomen
whyhomebirthmatters Important discussions tonight at the Tower Hamlets PBM meet up. We talked about solutions to spread the word about the @thhomebirth local homebirth team, across all ethnicities and generations of influence. One of the ideas was to share short
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Posted at: 2019-01-31 23:43:25
Important discussions tonight at the Tower Hamlets PBM meet up. We talked about solutions to spread the word about the @thhomebirth local homebirth team, across all ethnicities and generations of influence. One of the ideas was to share short "lives" of your stories of birthing at home and getting your antenatal care at home. Also to tell your GP about the local homebirth team so they can refer to them also. We talked about the racial disparities in maternity care, highlighted in the Mmbrace Report from November 2018 #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #londondoula #globaldoula #towerhamletshomebirthteam #mmbrace2018
whyhomebirthmatters One of my favourite birth photos, @catmcphoto was kind enough to share some of these on our wall in our old library (pre-reno) and this “I DID IT” moment is my favourite. Thank you for sharing! -
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Posted at: 2019-07-26 17:12:44
One of my favourite birth photos, @catmcphoto was kind enough to share some of these on our wall in our old library (pre-reno) and this “I DID IT” moment is my favourite. Thank you for sharing! - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #SageFemme #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
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The solid resistance gives you somewhere to 'put it'. Press through your hands, ground through your feet, sway, rock, release. In yoga for birth we do this to prepare. Even in pregnancy it feels fantastic.#move#listen#respond#feel#follow#flow#howtohaveababy#yogaforbirth#yogabirth#activebirth
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Posted at: 2019-02-23 11:49:35
#Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory with @get_repost ・・・ The solid resistance gives you somewhere to 'put it'. Press through your hands, ground through your feet, sway, rock, release. In yoga for birth we do this to prepare. Even in pregnancy it feels fantastic.#move#listen#respond#feel#follow#flow#howtohaveababy#yogaforbirth#yogabirth#activebirth
whyhomebirthmatters Happy World Breastfeeding week to all our Mamas out there in the community doing this HARD WORK! 
Thanks for sharing these photos of you and baby Maxwell @afairbanks ! 🤱🏽🤱🏿🤱🏻🤱🏾🤱🏼
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Posted at: 2019-08-01 18:38:49
Happy World Breastfeeding week to all our Mamas out there in the community doing this HARD WORK! Thanks for sharing these photos of you and baby Maxwell @afairbanks ! 🤱🏽🤱🏿🤱🏻🤱🏾🤱🏼 📸: @floraphotography.yyc - - - - - - - #NormalizeBreastfeeding #WorldBreastfeedingWeek #InformedChoice #Lunch #YYC #Calgary #YYCBaby #AuroraMidwifery #Postpartum #Earthside #YYCPhotography #Breastfeeding #Pumping #CleanEating #Baby #HomeVisit #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #Midwife #SageFemme #🤱🏽
whyhomebirthmatters Summer babies! 👶🏽👶🏻👶🏿👶🏾👶🏼 Since when can a month and a half fit on one whiteboard? Answer: Since we had an 11 day baby drought! I’ve never seen anything like it. -
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Posted at: 2019-07-30 21:41:32
Summer babies! 👶🏽👶🏻👶🏿👶🏾👶🏼 Since when can a month and a half fit on one whiteboard? Answer: Since we had an 11 day baby drought! I’ve never seen anything like it. - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #SageFemme #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Another beautiful shot of babe’s first hours earthside, still attached to the cord that brought life from mum every day. This is the same baby from our post 5 days ago with this babe’s big brother! -
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Posted at: 2019-07-29 21:59:35
Another beautiful shot of babe’s first hours earthside, still attached to the cord that brought life from mum every day. This is the same baby from our post 5 days ago with this babe’s big brother! - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #SageFemme #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #Vernix #Lotus #Placenta
whyhomebirthmatters One of my favourite birth photos, @catmcphoto was kind enough to share some of these on our wall in our old library (pre-reno) and this “I DID IT” moment is my favourite. Thank you for sharing! -
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Posted at: 2019-07-26 17:12:44
One of my favourite birth photos, @catmcphoto was kind enough to share some of these on our wall in our old library (pre-reno) and this “I DID IT” moment is my favourite. Thank you for sharing! - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #SageFemme #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Beautiful Summery baby board! Loving all these names that these babies get to grow into. Spot anyone you know? -
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Posted at: 2019-07-12 19:49:06
Beautiful Summery baby board! Loving all these names that these babies get to grow into. Spot anyone you know? - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #SageFemme #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #BabyBoard #BabyOnBoard
whyhomebirthmatters Sweet baby feet 👣stamped by our midwife Beth, shared with permission -
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Posted at: 2019-07-10 22:24:11
whyhomebirthmatters I absolutely love this behind the scenes photo from a home birth attended by Nicole and Krista this week. This Aurora mama left her baby’s sex a surprise and had all this set up where she could see it when she was in labour. I love this idea, and these names!! What do you think she ended up with? #babygirl 💗or #babyboy 💙 -
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Posted at: 2019-07-05 19:56:02
I absolutely love this behind the scenes photo from a home birth attended by Nicole and Krista this week. This Aurora mama left her baby’s sex a surprise and had all this set up where she could see it when she was in labour. I love this idea, and these names!! What do you think she ended up with? #babygirl 💗or #babyboy 💙 - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters We are just over halfway through the year so here is our mid year baby stats so far! 👶🏾👶🏼👶🏿👶🏻👶🏽 -
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Posted at: 2019-07-02 18:30:12
We are just over halfway through the year so here is our mid year baby stats so far! 👶🏾👶🏼👶🏿👶🏻👶🏽 - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Thanks for sharing Tamara! Caroline was able to capture some of these beautiful behind the scenes photos at SHC yesterday when Tamara and family welcomed their 5th member #thirdbaby. #LabourInWater -
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Posted at: 2019-06-28 23:15:58
Thanks for sharing Tamara! Caroline was able to capture some of these beautiful behind the scenes photos at SHC yesterday when Tamara and family welcomed their 5th member #thirdbaby. #LabourInWater - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Looking forward to welcoming this one back into the fold next week! Hayley has been on adventures in South East Asia since April but she’s coming home soon! -
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Posted at: 2019-06-26 19:12:41
Looking forward to welcoming this one back into the fold next week! Hayley has been on adventures in South East Asia since April but she’s coming home soon! - 📸: @megan_boone_doula - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #WelcomeHome #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters #toolsofthetrade Tuesday with parenting books in our library 📚 What helped you feel prepared to meet your little one? -
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Posted at: 2019-06-25 23:01:50
whyhomebirthmatters Amanda and Keenan were kind enough to share these beautiful pictures of their family with us! Kirk was caught by Aurora Midwives on April 2nd 2018. What a beautiful family! 📸: @redbloomphotography -
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Posted at: 2019-06-21 18:37:38
Amanda and Keenan were kind enough to share these beautiful pictures of their family with us! Kirk was caught by Aurora Midwives on April 2nd 2018. What a beautiful family! 📸: @redbloomphotography - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Tree of life! The placenta connects us to our mothers while we grow and is a unique, brilliant, short term organ. I love this photo so much for showing the transition from pregnancy to earth side for mum and babe. -
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Posted at: 2019-06-18 20:02:59
Tree of life! The placenta connects us to our mothers while we grow and is a unique, brilliant, short term organ. I love this photo so much for showing the transition from pregnancy to earth side for mum and babe. - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #Placenta
whyhomebirthmatters Throwback today to our first baby bird back in October 2017. This is the same board we still wrote out names and weights on. How did we only have 23 babies in one month and now we have 32 on average so far this year. We have a special surprise coming at the end of this month, keep and eye out! -
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Posted at: 2019-06-17 17:58:03
Throwback today to our first baby bird back in October 2017. This is the same board we still wrote out names and weights on. How did we only have 23 babies in one month and now we have 32 on average so far this year. We have a special surprise coming at the end of this month, keep and eye out! - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #TBT
whyhomebirthmatters Another beautiful image of a family being born. Mum, Dad, and Baby together now and never to be separated. Thank you for the work you do @amandagreavette and thank you for sharing with us. -
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Posted at: 2019-06-14 23:23:50
Another beautiful image of a family being born. Mum, Dad, and Baby together now and never to be separated. Thank you for the work you do @amandagreavette and thank you for sharing with us. - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #FathersDay #BirthArt #BirthWork
whyhomebirthmatters We called, and our community answered! This is just a tiny sneak peek of all the wonderful photos of dads we have collected ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday. Here are some beautiful photos of Isabelle and her parents. Was your partner involved in your birth? -
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Posted at: 2019-06-13 21:37:36
We called, and our community answered! This is just a tiny sneak peek of all the wonderful photos of dads we have collected ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday. Here are some beautiful photos of Isabelle and her parents. Was your partner involved in your birth? - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #FathersDay #Dads #SkinToSkin
whyhomebirthmatters Baby board! My favourite part of the week is writing out all the new additions to families in #YYC and beyond this month. Anyone else think this looks like an awesome kindergarten class list? Just me? -
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Posted at: 2019-06-12 21:01:39
Baby board! My favourite part of the week is writing out all the new additions to families in #YYC and beyond this month. Anyone else think this looks like an awesome kindergarten class list? Just me? - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
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One of the central tenants of Midwifery care. You get to know people as your pregnancy progresses and we get to know you. One of the big bonuses of this is we try to accept you into care for any subsequent babies. Kimberley caught these boys, and Caroline caught their big sister Piper. Thank you for sharing Katie and Josh! 👣
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Posted at: 2019-06-12 17:12:31
Brothers being weighed in the same sling almost exactly 2 years apart. - One of the central tenants of Midwifery care. You get to know people as your pregnancy progresses and we get to know you. One of the big bonuses of this is we try to accept you into care for any subsequent babies. Kimberley caught these boys, and Caroline caught their big sister Piper. Thank you for sharing Katie and Josh! 👣 Noah April 25th 2019 Ezra April 8 2017 - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit #ContinuityOfCare #BabyFeet
whyhomebirthmatters Which midwife helped you & your babe out? - Kimberley, Ali, Caroline, Anne-Marie, Sara, Jeneve, Rebecca, Laura, Robyn, Beth, Krista, Nicole, or Hayley? Someone who’s not on the roster anymore? -
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Posted at: 2019-06-11 22:41:22
Which midwife helped you & your babe out? - Kimberley, Ali, Caroline, Anne-Marie, Sara, Jeneve, Rebecca, Laura, Robyn, Beth, Krista, Nicole, or Hayley? Someone who’s not on the roster anymore? - This particular client gift has been around a long time at the clinic! On of my favourite pieces in the library brightening my day! - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Complete May baby board with some squeaky June babies tucked on there for good measure. Look at that #HomeBirth ratio! That’s something we love to see. Lots of healthy mums and babies meeting each other wherever they feel comfortable and safe. -
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Posted at: 2019-06-05 06:03:48
Complete May baby board with some squeaky June babies tucked on there for good measure. Look at that #HomeBirth ratio! That’s something we love to see. Lots of healthy mums and babies meeting each other wherever they feel comfortable and safe. - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Sweet little baby feet! Madlaina and Joel were kind enough to send this gorgeous photo from Gion’s day 5 home visit with Caroline. Can you spot the healing poke on Gion’s foot from the newborn metabolic screen a few days earlier? -
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Posted at: 2019-05-31 22:18:38
Sweet little baby feet! Madlaina and Joel were kind enough to send this gorgeous photo from Gion’s day 5 home visit with Caroline. Can you spot the healing poke on Gion’s foot from the newborn metabolic screen a few days earlier? - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Postpartum #HomeVisit
whyhomebirthmatters Happy Birthday Lolita! 🎂 🎁 💕 
Huge thank you to your Mama Stephanie who shared these stunning photos of your entry to the world with us. An elective c-section with Anne-Marie and Sara as your midwives one year ago today, how beautiful you are together. -
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Posted at: 2019-05-30 21:28:43
Happy Birthday Lolita! 🎂 🎁 💕 Huge thank you to your Mama Stephanie who shared these stunning photos of your entry to the world with us. An elective c-section with Anne-Marie and Sara as your midwives one year ago today, how beautiful you are together. - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Birthday #FirstBirthday #StrongMama
whyhomebirthmatters Today we’d like to feature someone from the #AuroraCommunity @madelinebaileypaints is a former client who does stunning watercolours of mums and babies as well as babies who were born sleeping. She’s so talented and doing such amazing work! -
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Posted at: 2019-05-30 16:39:16
Today we’d like to feature someone from the #AuroraCommunity @madelinebaileypaints is a former client who does stunning watercolours of mums and babies as well as babies who were born sleeping. She’s so talented and doing such amazing work! - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #InfantLossAwareness #StillBirthday #YYCArtists
whyhomebirthmatters Midwives help people out! With hands, hearts, and minds always on the lookout for how to make your pregnancy 🤰 birth 👶🏾 and postpartum 🤱🏻 journey exactly what you want it to be. #toolsofthetrade -
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Posted at: 2019-05-29 18:46:55
Midwives help people out! With hands, hearts, and minds always on the lookout for how to make your pregnancy 🤰 birth 👶🏾 and postpartum 🤱🏻 journey exactly what you want it to be. #toolsofthetrade - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters So much love for these books, but they need a new home, out of reach of the ‘toddle-beast’
#whymotheringmatters #whyceasarianmatters #whyhomebirthmatters #doulalearning
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Posted at: 2019-05-24 18:43:15
So much love for these books, but they need a new home, out of reach of the ‘toddle-beast’ #whymotheringmatters #whyceasarianmatters #whyhomebirthmatters #doulalearning
whyhomebirthmatters A beautiful sunny Thursday and a great big list of all our babies brought earthside this last month. Late addition to our board is baby Freyja (8lbs 11oz) born just this morning. -
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Posted at: 2019-05-23 19:02:39
A beautiful sunny Thursday and a great big list of all our babies brought earthside this last month. Late addition to our board is baby Freyja (8lbs 11oz) born just this morning. - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #BabyBoard #BirthBecomesHer
whyhomebirthmatters A Midwife must possess the hands of a lady, the eyes of a hawk, and the heart of a lion -Aristotle’s Masterpiece 
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Posted at: 2019-05-22 21:53:47
A Midwife must possess the hands of a lady, the eyes of a hawk, and the heart of a lion -Aristotle’s Masterpiece Photography Credit to @floraphotography.yyc - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters #ToolsOfTheTrade are out again on this drizzly Tuesday in Calgary. We LOVE this beautiful representation of cervical dilation from past client @semicrunchymum and beautiful illustration from @duvet_days -
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Posted at: 2019-05-21 19:58:51
#ToolsOfTheTrade are out again on this drizzly Tuesday in Calgary. We LOVE this beautiful representation of cervical dilation from past client @semicrunchymum and beautiful illustration from @duvet_days - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters Henry is just hanging out in the library, waiting on his 4 week appointment with his Mama Rachelle and his midwife Rebecca. What a sweetheart! -
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Posted at: 2019-05-16 18:07:08
Henry is just hanging out in the library, waiting on his 4 week appointment with his Mama Rachelle and his midwife Rebecca. What a sweetheart! - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters Welcome Aurora Babies! We are so lucky to be round at the very start of your journey as humans and your journeys as mothers! -
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Posted at: 2019-05-14 21:07:26
Welcome Aurora Babies! We are so lucky to be round at the very start of your journey as humans and your journeys as mothers! - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #WhatIsAMidwife #WhyNotHome
whyhomebirthmatters We had the honour of working with @aurora.midwifery on their clinic addition earlier this year. What a beautiful space for the amazing midwives and their client families. If anyone is looking for midwifery care I can attest that they are the BEST OF THE BEST! 
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Our beautiful new clinic space is finished! It’s been a long road but we have had heaps of fun and we are so enjoying the new library/ teaching space, new clinic room and kitchen! Huge thanks to our partners in this project @fireant_contracting @ldkimble we would be lost without you -
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Posted at: 2019-05-13 23:08:39
We had the honour of working with @aurora.midwifery on their clinic addition earlier this year. What a beautiful space for the amazing midwives and their client families. If anyone is looking for midwifery care I can attest that they are the BEST OF THE BEST! #Repost @aurora.midwifery with @get_repost ・・・ Our beautiful new clinic space is finished! It’s been a long road but we have had heaps of fun and we are so enjoying the new library/ teaching space, new clinic room and kitchen! Huge thanks to our partners in this project @fireant_contracting @ldkimble we would be lost without you - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Midwifery #NewHome
whyhomebirthmatters Our beautiful new clinic space is finished! It’s been a long road but we have had heaps of fun and we are so enjoying the new library/ teaching space, new clinic room and kitchen! Huge thanks to our partners in this project @fireant_contracting @ldkimble we would be lost without you -
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Posted at: 2019-05-13 18:24:41
Our beautiful new clinic space is finished! It’s been a long road but we have had heaps of fun and we are so enjoying the new library/ teaching space, new clinic room and kitchen! Huge thanks to our partners in this project @fireant_contracting @ldkimble we would be lost without you - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #Midwifery #NewHome
whyhomebirthmatters This beautiful babe came earthside just over 9 months ago now (July 28th, 2018) her birth was attended by Aurora midwives and her Mama Cori was kind enough to share some photos of baby Emma and their gorgeous family her Dad Don nd her big sister Lillian. Is there anything better than big sisters! -
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Posted at: 2019-05-09 16:49:52
This beautiful babe came earthside just over 9 months ago now (July 28th, 2018) her birth was attended by Aurora midwives and her Mama Cori was kind enough to share some photos of baby Emma and their gorgeous family her Dad Don nd her big sister Lillian. Is there anything better than big sisters! - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #oxytocin #sisters #family #mgierphoto
whyhomebirthmatters Midwives love a well fed baby, however you choose to accomplish that we are here to support you. Midwives are experts at providing knowledge and support to get your breastfeeding journey started off right and going strong! 🤱🏽🤱🏻🤱🏿
Check out some #toolsofthetrade for assisting with #Breastfeeding: @babybuddynursingpillow, our very own Beth Larsson’s homemade crochet breasts #pumpkinboob, and books from @inamay.gaskin @askdrsears @lalecheleague and many others! -
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Posted at: 2019-05-08 17:23:51
Midwives love a well fed baby, however you choose to accomplish that we are here to support you. Midwives are experts at providing knowledge and support to get your breastfeeding journey started off right and going strong! 🤱🏽🤱🏻🤱🏿 Check out some #toolsofthetrade for assisting with #Breastfeeding: @babybuddynursingpillow, our very own Beth Larsson’s homemade crochet breasts #pumpkinboob, and books from @inamay.gaskin @askdrsears @lalecheleague and many others! - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters We love our baby board! So many babies, so loved. A whiteboard representation of so much effort by Aurora Mamas with a little help from our midwives. -
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Posted at: 2019-05-07 15:05:38
We love our baby board! So many babies, so loved. A whiteboard representation of so much effort by Aurora Mamas with a little help from our midwives. - - Do you see your little one? Or are they on a board from awhile ago? - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters If she did birth at home I hope that it might make society think differently about home birth. 
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Today there'll be the inevitable questioning and discomfort as to where or how Meghan gave birth. 'All that matters...' etc etc. 
So for the record, why WOULD it be significant if Meghan stayed at home and had a midwife come to her? 
It's relevant because it sends a message that no amount of evidence seems to translate, cf NICE guidelines, birth is very safe wherever you have your baby. 
Ask the average person on the street what they think about birth taking place at home, and the gap between their perception and the reality is immense, almost ridiculous - in other words that birth at home is winging it and dangerous, birth in hospital is safe. 
Given this isn't true, and the vast majority think it IS just isn't right.

It is no way for a society to be going on, to be subject to that kind of flat earth thinking. It's enfeebling for a culture to base what are major life choices on misconception and misinformation, especially when said culture considers itself evolved and informed. 
Even her intention to labour at home with a midwife grounds the issue in some reality - and even in a small way, it goes towards giving women more genuine choice.
#empoweryourchoices
#startwiththeevidence
#howtohaveababy
#whyhomebirthmatters
#levelground
#ditchthebias
#homebirth 
#positivebirth
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Posted at: 2019-05-07 09:58:09
If she did birth at home I hope that it might make society think differently about home birth. #Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory · · · Today there'll be the inevitable questioning and discomfort as to where or how Meghan gave birth. 'All that matters...' etc etc. So for the record, why WOULD it be significant if Meghan stayed at home and had a midwife come to her? It's relevant because it sends a message that no amount of evidence seems to translate, cf NICE guidelines, birth is very safe wherever you have your baby. Ask the average person on the street what they think about birth taking place at home, and the gap between their perception and the reality is immense, almost ridiculous - in other words that birth at home is winging it and dangerous, birth in hospital is safe. Given this isn't true, and the vast majority think it IS just isn't right. It is no way for a society to be going on, to be subject to that kind of flat earth thinking. It's enfeebling for a culture to base what are major life choices on misconception and misinformation, especially when said culture considers itself evolved and informed. Even her intention to labour at home with a midwife grounds the issue in some reality - and even in a small way, it goes towards giving women more genuine choice. #empoweryourchoices #startwiththeevidence #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #levelground #ditchthebias #homebirth #positivebirth
whyhomebirthmatters Today there'll be the inevitable questioning and discomfort as to where or how Meghan gave birth. 'All that matters...' etc etc. 
So for the record, why WOULD it be significant if Meghan stayed at home and had a midwife come to her? 
It's relevant because it sends a message that no amount of evidence seems to translate, cf NICE guidelines, birth is very safe wherever you have your baby. 
Ask the average person on the street what they think about birth taking place at home, and the gap between their perception and the reality is immense, almost ridiculous - in other words that birth at home is winging it and dangerous, birth in hospital is safe. 
Given this isn't true, and the vast majority think it IS just isn't right.

It is no way for a society to be going on, to be subject to that kind of flat earth thinking. It's enfeebling for a culture to base what are major life choices on misconception and misinformation, especially when said culture considers itself evolved and informed. 
Even her intention to labour at home with a midwife grounds the issue in some reality - and even in a small way, it goes towards giving women more genuine choice. #empoweryourchoices#startwiththeevidence#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#levelground#ditchthebias
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Posted at: 2019-05-07 08:44:23
Today there'll be the inevitable questioning and discomfort as to where or how Meghan gave birth. 'All that matters...' etc etc. So for the record, why WOULD it be significant if Meghan stayed at home and had a midwife come to her? It's relevant because it sends a message that no amount of evidence seems to translate, cf NICE guidelines, birth is very safe wherever you have your baby. Ask the average person on the street what they think about birth taking place at home, and the gap between their perception and the reality is immense, almost ridiculous - in other words that birth at home is winging it and dangerous, birth in hospital is safe. Given this isn't true, and the vast majority think it IS just isn't right. It is no way for a society to be going on, to be subject to that kind of flat earth thinking. It's enfeebling for a culture to base what are major life choices on misconception and misinformation, especially when said culture considers itself evolved and informed. Even her intention to labour at home with a midwife grounds the issue in some reality - and even in a small way, it goes towards giving women more genuine choice. #empoweryourchoices#startwiththeevidence#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#levelground#ditchthebias
whyhomebirthmatters Happy International Day of the Midwife! May 5th of every year is a special day in our hearts where we get to reach out and show the love to the amazing women who catch life with both hands as it comes into the world! -
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Posted at: 2019-05-05 19:36:01
Happy International Day of the Midwife! May 5th of every year is a special day in our hearts where we get to reach out and show the love to the amazing women who catch life with both hands as it comes into the world! - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby #IDOTM #INTERNATIONALDAYOFTHEMIDWIFE2019
whyhomebirthmatters If like most women in this country, you want to give birth without unnecessary interventions, do what Eilidh did. She didn't do any courses, or learn any special techniques. She just made sure her contractions were strong and effectual - that her body could get on with the job uninterrupted and I disturbed. There's no watertight guarantee. But with flow and force protected, the odds are now stacked hugely in your favour. Birth becomes what it is - a physical need, an urge that now with good conditions, the body happily and healthily fulfils. It's not rocket science. But it is having super-certainty that  your body is given every possible chance to be fully powered. To find out more, follow MOTHER-gathered guidance. There's plenty of it on tellmeagoodbirthstory.com and in my book How to Have a Baby #apositivepathway#whatdoyouneedtogivebirth#birthbiology#effectualcontractions#fullypowered#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
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Posted at: 2019-05-02 15:59:33
If like most women in this country, you want to give birth without unnecessary interventions, do what Eilidh did. She didn't do any courses, or learn any special techniques. She just made sure her contractions were strong and effectual - that her body could get on with the job uninterrupted and I disturbed. There's no watertight guarantee. But with flow and force protected, the odds are now stacked hugely in your favour. Birth becomes what it is - a physical need, an urge that now with good conditions, the body happily and healthily fulfils. It's not rocket science. But it is having super-certainty that your body is given every possible chance to be fully powered. To find out more, follow MOTHER-gathered guidance. There's plenty of it on tellmeagoodbirthstory.com and in my book How to Have a Baby #apositivepathway#whatdoyouneedtogivebirth#birthbiology#effectualcontractions#fullypowered#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
whyhomebirthmatters Happy Administrative Professionals Day to the women who keep Aurora running! Midwives might be the ones measuring bellies and catching babies but we would be lost without Monique at the front desk and Kelsey behind the scenes. #administrativeprofessionalsday #thankyou -
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Posted at: 2019-04-24 22:49:21
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to the women who keep Aurora running! Midwives might be the ones measuring bellies and catching babies but we would be lost without Monique at the front desk and Kelsey behind the scenes. #administrativeprofessionalsday #thankyou - - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters It’s a little squished but here it is: Our Spring Baby Board! We’ve had lots and lots of babies, in lots of different places than we usually do!👶🏻👶🏾👶🏼👶🏿👶🏽 C stand for Clinic Birth! A first in our 10 years of practice. ABC is for Arbour Birth Center, the only freestanding birth center in western 🇨🇦 -
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Posted at: 2019-04-18 17:56:38
It’s a little squished but here it is: Our Spring Baby Board! We’ve had lots and lots of babies, in lots of different places than we usually do!👶🏻👶🏾👶🏼👶🏿👶🏽 C stand for Clinic Birth! A first in our 10 years of practice. ABC is for Arbour Birth Center, the only freestanding birth center in western 🇨🇦 - - - - - - - #HomeBirth #HospitalBirth #ArbourBirthCenter #WaterBirth #OutOfHospitalBirth #Midwives #Midwife #AuroraMidwifery #NaturalBirth #BellyBirth #Birth #ChoiceOfBirthplace #InformedChoice #BirthWithoutFear #EvidenceBasedBirth #BirthBecomesHer #WhyHomeBirthMatters #MyBodyMyBabyMyBirth #Doula #BirthPhotography #Calgary #YYC #CalgaryBirth #Baby
whyhomebirthmatters #Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory
'I don't like the word homebirth. The word is loaded, mired in mistaken belief. That tiny word singlehandedly keeps thousands of women in the dark (such is the baselessly fearful prejudice surrounding it)and at great cost. That daft little word (which didn't even exist when the majority were giving birth at home) slams minds shut and stymies first necessary questions - what does it involve, will I be safe, How will Home help me, most important of all, that having a skilled midwife supporting you in your own private, undisturbed space gives you the greatest chance of having a simple time of anywhere. I am pleased that Meghan Markle is planning to stay put at Windsor if she can - and that is the way to see it. Less a 'homebirth' plan, more a 'my midwife is coming to me and we'll see how it goes from there' plan.Instantly, your chances of a normal delivery soar; instantly, the things that so often disturb labour - transfer in, multiple locations, unfamiliar and changing staff, a public setting, limited options for comfort, an obviously ticking clock, conspicuous monitoring and measuring....gone. Just like that, the way is clear. Should birth in hospital be the only option, then measures can be taken to limit disturbance, to protect yourself, but if there's no medical reason to be in such an interruptive environment, why would you be? Instead of your baby and body having to wrap themselves around a prescribed timeframe and care model, you work around your body and baby. They lead and you listen. Switching the emphasis and dynamic in this way helps things to run more smoothly and birth has a greater chance of unfolding without intervention.It's not about committing to birth in some fixed inflexible way, it's about seeing what unfolds when there's nothing to disturb flow, including the possible need for medical support. For women with a healthy pregnancy, such an arrangement provides the best of all possible worlds, optimal conditions and a skilled trained midwife providing exactly the same care that she would be in hospital. Why Home Birth Matters is a short read - an hour over a coffee - but It's all in there.'
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#Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory 'I don't like the word homebirth. The word is loaded, mired in mistaken belief. That tiny word singlehandedly keeps thousands of women in the dark (such is the baselessly fearful prejudice surrounding it)and at great cost. That daft little word (which didn't even exist when the majority were giving birth at home) slams minds shut and stymies first necessary questions - what does it involve, will I be safe, How will Home help me, most important of all, that having a skilled midwife supporting you in your own private, undisturbed space gives you the greatest chance of having a simple time of anywhere. I am pleased that Meghan Markle is planning to stay put at Windsor if she can - and that is the way to see it. Less a 'homebirth' plan, more a 'my midwife is coming to me and we'll see how it goes from there' plan.Instantly, your chances of a normal delivery soar; instantly, the things that so often disturb labour - transfer in, multiple locations, unfamiliar and changing staff, a public setting, limited options for comfort, an obviously ticking clock, conspicuous monitoring and measuring....gone. Just like that, the way is clear. Should birth in hospital be the only option, then measures can be taken to limit disturbance, to protect yourself, but if there's no medical reason to be in such an interruptive environment, why would you be? Instead of your baby and body having to wrap themselves around a prescribed timeframe and care model, you work around your body and baby. They lead and you listen. Switching the emphasis and dynamic in this way helps things to run more smoothly and birth has a greater chance of unfolding without intervention.It's not about committing to birth in some fixed inflexible way, it's about seeing what unfolds when there's nothing to disturb flow, including the possible need for medical support. For women with a healthy pregnancy, such an arrangement provides the best of all possible worlds, optimal conditions and a skilled trained midwife providing exactly the same care that she would be in hospital. Why Home Birth Matters is a short read - an hour over a coffee - but It's all in there.'
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The memories of your birth and your Mamas incredible strength and surrender will serve me a lifetime. Thank you Universe for our crossing paths, for this day and so many more that came before and after. .

Each time I have been gifted the role of supporting and holding space for women and families to birth on their terms I am awed by the beautiful unfolding that takes place. As a doula this work allows me to be in complete and utter service to women - I am and will always be deeply reverent for the privilege in being invited to do so.
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Posted at: 2019-04-04 22:26:13
B A B Y G A B R I E L. . Happy Light Side of the Womb Anniversary mighty boy and Happy BirthingDay mighty Mama @walktheessentialpath . The memories of your birth and your Mamas incredible strength and surrender will serve me a lifetime. Thank you Universe for our crossing paths, for this day and so many more that came before and after. . Each time I have been gifted the role of supporting and holding space for women and families to birth on their terms I am awed by the beautiful unfolding that takes place. As a doula this work allows me to be in complete and utter service to women - I am and will always be deeply reverent for the privilege in being invited to do so. . . . FYI: Can we just talk about how radiant and brimming with life Mama looks here?!!! Those EYES! 😍✨ @walktheessentialpath you look like you just birthed the whole Universe - and truth be told you kinda did 😁✨🌱🌌🌕🕉❤ Sat Nam . . . . #BirthOnYourOwnTerms #Homebirth #WhyHomebirthMatters #WhyDoulasMatter #BirthWithoutFear #Doula #DoulaLife #HypnoBirthing #ScottishDoula
whyhomebirthmatters So good I had to re-post word for word 💫 #mychesterhypnobirth #chester #kgh
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Seventy five per cent of women in the U.K Say they would like a natural birth without medical intervention. But a recent Royal College of Midwives survey confirmed that 78% of births that take place in hospital involve some form of intervention. Like thousands of women, Gillian here discovered the complicated route her first birth took was not down to bad luck, or because birth is just of itself difficult and unpredictable. She found that when she was in a place where she didn't have to think, be measured, feel observed, or manage herself, her baby 'birthed herself'. 'She shot out there in the bath without any particular effort from me' she writes. Giving birth in a place you don't know with people you've never met often ends up with labour never getting out of second gear. At home, a mother's body easily becomes fully powered #comparethemarket#beabirthconsumer#whatisyourfear#lookattheevidence#30weekspregnant#34weekspregnant#whyhomebirthmatters#howtohaveababy#birthathomeissafe
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Posted at: 2019-04-02 07:46:57
So good I had to re-post word for word 💫 #mychesterhypnobirth #chester #kgh #Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory with @get_repost ・・・ Seventy five per cent of women in the U.K Say they would like a natural birth without medical intervention. But a recent Royal College of Midwives survey confirmed that 78% of births that take place in hospital involve some form of intervention. Like thousands of women, Gillian here discovered the complicated route her first birth took was not down to bad luck, or because birth is just of itself difficult and unpredictable. She found that when she was in a place where she didn't have to think, be measured, feel observed, or manage herself, her baby 'birthed herself'. 'She shot out there in the bath without any particular effort from me' she writes. Giving birth in a place you don't know with people you've never met often ends up with labour never getting out of second gear. At home, a mother's body easily becomes fully powered #comparethemarket#beabirthconsumer#whatisyourfear#lookattheevidence#30weekspregnant#34weekspregnant#whyhomebirthmatters#howtohaveababy#birthathomeissafe
whyhomebirthmatters Grantly Dick Read's technique 'focused the mother's attention on the feeling of the uterine contraction itself, 'writes Alan Watt, 'dissociating it from socially implanted ideas of what it is supposed to feel.' Hypnobirthing is a fantastic preparation for birth but the above is its starting point, not attaching emotion or ideas to the sensations of labour and simply accepting them without adding in extra tension or fear. Some current  Interpretations are problematic however, a new message starts replacing the old one...so 'birth is pain' becomes 'birth is calm and gentle'. There is of course the dreamy soft repose of the rests, but there  is also a fair bit of moaning, roaring, and rocking intensity in labour, and I hate to think of women feeling confused, or like something is wrong when these feelings gust in and there is nothing they can do but give in to them. This is just part of it, the passing through of something and out to the other side . It's just this transformational experience that makes us want to go back to the beginning and do it all over again so why avoid it ? #divein#whatstofear#birthisbig#riteofpassage#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
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Posted at: 2019-03-30 09:58:27
Grantly Dick Read's technique 'focused the mother's attention on the feeling of the uterine contraction itself, 'writes Alan Watt, 'dissociating it from socially implanted ideas of what it is supposed to feel.' Hypnobirthing is a fantastic preparation for birth but the above is its starting point, not attaching emotion or ideas to the sensations of labour and simply accepting them without adding in extra tension or fear. Some current Interpretations are problematic however, a new message starts replacing the old one...so 'birth is pain' becomes 'birth is calm and gentle'. There is of course the dreamy soft repose of the rests, but there is also a fair bit of moaning, roaring, and rocking intensity in labour, and I hate to think of women feeling confused, or like something is wrong when these feelings gust in and there is nothing they can do but give in to them. This is just part of it, the passing through of something and out to the other side . It's just this transformational experience that makes us want to go back to the beginning and do it all over again so why avoid it ? #divein#whatstofear#birthisbig#riteofpassage#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
whyhomebirthmatters Happy Sunday ☀️🙃 just a lovely little read for me with a candle and the afternoon off teaching! 💜 This book highlights how important is it for women of the 21st century to have choice about where they give birth 🤰 I wonder how many of my lovely ladies have even considered a home birth? 🤱
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Posted at: 2019-02-24 13:39:15
Happy Sunday ☀️🙃 just a lovely little read for me with a candle and the afternoon off teaching! 💜 This book highlights how important is it for women of the 21st century to have choice about where they give birth 🤰 I wonder how many of my lovely ladies have even considered a home birth? 🤱 • • • #whyhomebirthmatters #homebirth #hypnobirthing #kghypnobirthingteacher #kghypnobirthing #gentlebirth #pregnancy
whyhomebirthmatters And then there's the opposite of a nice solid wall....birth usually asks for both. Solid support for parts....but also the chance and conditions for full surrender. A place and a way to empty out, to go limp and loose, to let go completely. Look where Georgie found herself, spontaneously and instinctively. Knees folded behind her on the sofa, a ball to drape forward on, a gentle side to side away to soothe...and let's not forget the deftly places hot water bottle tucked against her back, some lavender to breathe. This was ROOM 1, the build to birth, a stop/start affair that brought bad backache and required patience and comfort in equal measure. Read about what to expect in HOW TO HAVE A BABY and ready yourself well.#room1#room2#thebuildtobirth#forgottenknowledge#sharethebirthpearls#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
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Posted at: 2019-02-23 21:47:09
And then there's the opposite of a nice solid wall....birth usually asks for both. Solid support for parts....but also the chance and conditions for full surrender. A place and a way to empty out, to go limp and loose, to let go completely. Look where Georgie found herself, spontaneously and instinctively. Knees folded behind her on the sofa, a ball to drape forward on, a gentle side to side away to soothe...and let's not forget the deftly places hot water bottle tucked against her back, some lavender to breathe. This was ROOM 1, the build to birth, a stop/start affair that brought bad backache and required patience and comfort in equal measure. Read about what to expect in HOW TO HAVE A BABY and ready yourself well.#room1#room2#thebuildtobirth#forgottenknowledge#sharethebirthpearls#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
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Posted at: 2019-02-23 11:49:35
#Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory with @get_repost ・・・ The solid resistance gives you somewhere to 'put it'. Press through your hands, ground through your feet, sway, rock, release. In yoga for birth we do this to prepare. Even in pregnancy it feels fantastic.#move#listen#respond#feel#follow#flow#howtohaveababy#yogaforbirth#yogabirth#activebirth
whyhomebirthmatters From a first time mother. Who after a night and a day of intense contractions, knew her labour wasn't progressing. She knew this because she had learned in advance what to expect. That if her baby was close, she'd feel regular change, growing intensity,
her pelvis filling up. And she didn't. What she felt was stuck. Like her baby was going nowhere. Lying on her side, gas and air and loving hub to soothe, she told a consultant about her instinct, about what she was feeling and the doctor crouched to her level, and quietly listened. She agreed with the mother's first instinct and respected that the mother would of course be in the best position to know if change was likely . She agreed  that the mother was the first authority on the relative benefits of carrying on. So there was no moving through the usual management of labour gears, no foisting of process e.g. The siting of a syntocinon drip in the hope as its so often decimatingly put, 'to get some proper contractions going'. None of that. Instead attunement,inclusion, and best of all collaboration. Mother and maternity care hand in hopeful hand. Moving forward to a positive resolution, a calm caesarean birth.#doctorswholisten#motherisanexpert#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#equalfooting#ilovedmybirth
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Posted at: 2019-02-17 18:27:51
From a first time mother. Who after a night and a day of intense contractions, knew her labour wasn't progressing. She knew this because she had learned in advance what to expect. That if her baby was close, she'd feel regular change, growing intensity, her pelvis filling up. And she didn't. What she felt was stuck. Like her baby was going nowhere. Lying on her side, gas and air and loving hub to soothe, she told a consultant about her instinct, about what she was feeling and the doctor crouched to her level, and quietly listened. She agreed with the mother's first instinct and respected that the mother would of course be in the best position to know if change was likely . She agreed that the mother was the first authority on the relative benefits of carrying on. So there was no moving through the usual management of labour gears, no foisting of process e.g. The siting of a syntocinon drip in the hope as its so often decimatingly put, 'to get some proper contractions going'. None of that. Instead attunement,inclusion, and best of all collaboration. Mother and maternity care hand in hopeful hand. Moving forward to a positive resolution, a calm caesarean birth.#doctorswholisten#motherisanexpert#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#equalfooting#ilovedmybirth
whyhomebirthmatters Important discussions tonight at the Tower Hamlets PBM meet up. We talked about solutions to spread the word about the @thhomebirth local homebirth team, across all ethnicities and generations of influence. One of the ideas was to share short
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Posted at: 2019-01-31 23:43:25
Important discussions tonight at the Tower Hamlets PBM meet up. We talked about solutions to spread the word about the @thhomebirth local homebirth team, across all ethnicities and generations of influence. One of the ideas was to share short "lives" of your stories of birthing at home and getting your antenatal care at home. Also to tell your GP about the local homebirth team so they can refer to them also. We talked about the racial disparities in maternity care, highlighted in the Mmbrace Report from November 2018 #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #londondoula #globaldoula #towerhamletshomebirthteam #mmbrace2018
whyhomebirthmatters We have one more van full of stuff and then the move is officially complete! 
The drive to the van hire depot and then the storage unit is in excess of 2.5 hours so my lap is currently my desk! 
January was supposed to be work-free yet here we are! 
I have a lot in the works right now and it's quite exciting. 
I have to say, I'm not wild about living on a narrowboat but literally anything will be a thousand times better than the place I've just left. I've honestly had some of the worst luck when it comes to neighbours! 
#doulaofinstagram #doulainlondon #doulalife #lgbtdoula #postnataldoula #books #pinterandmartin #whyitmatters #whydoulasmatter #whyhomebirthmatters #working #January #todolist
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Posted at: 2019-01-25 13:48:07
We have one more van full of stuff and then the move is officially complete! The drive to the van hire depot and then the storage unit is in excess of 2.5 hours so my lap is currently my desk! January was supposed to be work-free yet here we are! I have a lot in the works right now and it's quite exciting. I have to say, I'm not wild about living on a narrowboat but literally anything will be a thousand times better than the place I've just left. I've honestly had some of the worst luck when it comes to neighbours! #doulaofinstagram #doulainlondon #doulalife #lgbtdoula #postnataldoula #books #pinterandmartin #whyitmatters #whydoulasmatter #whyhomebirthmatters #working #January #todolist
whyhomebirthmatters 'When my baby started having ideas, I felt an ache in my lower stomach,' says Karen who had her first baby late last year. 'It was similar to period pain. I realised very quickly that these aches lasted only a short while, 30 or 40 seconds, and then subsided for a few minutes. I didn't time them and just knew this wasn't LABOURlabour, in a call-the-midwife way.
I wasn't planning to go to hospital so it meant I didn't have to do anything especially and just relaxed. But even if I been planning to go to hospital,
I would have done the same..it just didn't feel significant yet. This continued consistently and regularly for eleven hours. The only thing that changed was the intensity of the ache which became growingly deeper. Then at some point there was a shift..and the difference now between this and the build-up bit was that I could feel my entire body working now..the sensation and concentration of the contractions was immense.
This was labour to me, it involved all of me, my complete focus, like when you go to the loo or are violently vomiting.It didn't feel painful, more of a really, really intense ache  which revved like a motor.
It felt very automatic in that way. With it came this pressure that made me feel impatient, like I wanted to push. That pressure increased with each contraction and I could feel my baby making her way down. I let thinking, surely that's the head? It wasn't for a while and then I felt the 'burn' or 'sting' they talk about..and that was her head crowning.It was only one more surge after that and the rest of her body came out and my husband caught her between my legs. Her body came out so easily and it felt like such a release and a relief' #tuneinside#followthefeelings#birthfromtheinside#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
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Posted at: 2019-01-25 13:32:33
'When my baby started having ideas, I felt an ache in my lower stomach,' says Karen who had her first baby late last year. 'It was similar to period pain. I realised very quickly that these aches lasted only a short while, 30 or 40 seconds, and then subsided for a few minutes. I didn't time them and just knew this wasn't LABOURlabour, in a call-the-midwife way. I wasn't planning to go to hospital so it meant I didn't have to do anything especially and just relaxed. But even if I been planning to go to hospital, I would have done the same..it just didn't feel significant yet. This continued consistently and regularly for eleven hours. The only thing that changed was the intensity of the ache which became growingly deeper. Then at some point there was a shift..and the difference now between this and the build-up bit was that I could feel my entire body working now..the sensation and concentration of the contractions was immense. This was labour to me, it involved all of me, my complete focus, like when you go to the loo or are violently vomiting.It didn't feel painful, more of a really, really intense ache which revved like a motor. It felt very automatic in that way. With it came this pressure that made me feel impatient, like I wanted to push. That pressure increased with each contraction and I could feel my baby making her way down. I let thinking, surely that's the head? It wasn't for a while and then I felt the 'burn' or 'sting' they talk about..and that was her head crowning.It was only one more surge after that and the rest of her body came out and my husband caught her between my legs. Her body came out so easily and it felt like such a release and a relief' #tuneinside#followthefeelings#birthfromtheinside#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters
whyhomebirthmatters A shower brings fresh power in labour. So noticeably so, it's kind of intriguing. 
Yes, the warm water soothes muscles, helps your body to let go. And the standing
means gravity - baby, breath, physics - all forces in concert, working in the same direction. 
But there's a deeper advantage. PRIVACY.  The containment of a cubicle or shower space ensures the peace and release of not feeling observed. Ask anyone with experience of supporting birth, and I bet they'll remember times when a mother goes in with low moans, and comes out with long, loud ones - a baby not far away. Thanks to Becky for her wonderful picture. 
#thewonderofwater #comfortmeasures #gravityhelps #privacyispower #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #thepoweroftheshower #letitallgo
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Posted at: 2019-01-21 08:23:21
A shower brings fresh power in labour. So noticeably so, it's kind of intriguing. Yes, the warm water soothes muscles, helps your body to let go. And the standing means gravity - baby, breath, physics - all forces in concert, working in the same direction. But there's a deeper advantage. PRIVACY. The containment of a cubicle or shower space ensures the peace and release of not feeling observed. Ask anyone with experience of supporting birth, and I bet they'll remember times when a mother goes in with low moans, and comes out with long, loud ones - a baby not far away. Thanks to Becky for her wonderful picture. #thewonderofwater #comfortmeasures #gravityhelps #privacyispower #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #thepoweroftheshower #letitallgo
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Posted at: 2019-01-13 14:57:18
Check out my "live" in my story in the next 23 hours if you have wondered about birthing at home. Happy birth day. Have you had a homebirth? Please share in the comments. Do you know one of the best ways to access "continuity of carer" is to sign up to the community midwives? Most trusts' community midwives will come to your home for antenatal care + the birth + postnatal care = win-win gold standard of care 🌟 Talked about you @milli.hill The Positive Birth Book @tellmeagoodbirthstory How To Have A Baby + Why Homebirth Matters Natalie Meddings @beckyreedmidwife Birth In Focus @pinterandmartin and also that homebirth is not only for white middle class women, as is sometimes assumed or portrayed. Far. From. It. Thank God for Becky Reed's stunning book Birth In Focus, women of African and Jamaican descent tell their stories and generously shared their intimate moments of birthing, what a gift for others to be able to read these. If you are wondering more, go check out my insta live and follow @thhomebirth @homebirth_stgeorges and any others plus @tellmeagoodbirthstory @abueladoula has a motto to "colour in the landscape of birth" - you can learn more about what that means by following #abueladoulas @_marslord and midwife Michala regularly shares info about continuity of carer @continuity_matters ... So much i could say, i'll write a blog post soon 💜 #hackneyhomebirth #birthingathome #tellmeagoodbirthstory #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #thepositivebirthbook #thepositivebreastfeedingbook #pinterandmartin #pinterandmartinpublishing #abuelitadoula #marslord #reproductivejustice #everyhomeshouldhaveone
whyhomebirthmatters #Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory with @get_repost
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It's easy to find reasons not to have a baby at home. In the uninformed opinion of our culture, there are plenty. Birth is apparently too dangerous, too difficult, too painful, too unpredictable. Even too messy. As few of us ask where all these TOOs come from, we take other people's preconceptions as a guide and stick with a choice that year on year sees an ever rising rate in complicated birth.Hospital remains the first choice for 98 per cent even though 87 per cent of us end up on a medical labour ward whether we planned to our not. It's noones fault. It's mainly because in an unfamiliar, public setting the female body in labour rarely functions optimally . You are unprotected from disturbance which very easily leads to more drawn out and thus more difficult births that inevitably require help. So Ask questions, from someone with experience and who knows proper facts. #howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#safesimplesatisfying
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Posted at: 2019-01-12 13:42:24
#Repost @tellmeagoodbirthstory with @get_repost ・・・ It's easy to find reasons not to have a baby at home. In the uninformed opinion of our culture, there are plenty. Birth is apparently too dangerous, too difficult, too painful, too unpredictable. Even too messy. As few of us ask where all these TOOs come from, we take other people's preconceptions as a guide and stick with a choice that year on year sees an ever rising rate in complicated birth.Hospital remains the first choice for 98 per cent even though 87 per cent of us end up on a medical labour ward whether we planned to our not. It's noones fault. It's mainly because in an unfamiliar, public setting the female body in labour rarely functions optimally . You are unprotected from disturbance which very easily leads to more drawn out and thus more difficult births that inevitably require help. So Ask questions, from someone with experience and who knows proper facts. #howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#safesimplesatisfying
whyhomebirthmatters It's easy to find reasons not to have a baby at home. In the uninformed opinion of our culture, there are plenty. Birth is apparently too dangerous, too difficult, too painful, too unpredictable. Even too messy. As few of us ask where all these TOOs come from, we take other people's preconceptions as a guide and stick with a choice that year on year sees an ever rising rate in complicated birth.Hospital remains the first choice for 98 per cent even though 87 per cent of us end up on a medical labour ward whether we planned to our not. It's noones fault. It's mainly because in an unfamiliar, public setting the female body in labour rarely functions optimally . You are unprotected from disturbance which very easily leads to more drawn out and thus more difficult births that inevitably require help. So Ask questions, from someone with experience and who knows proper facts. #howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#safesimplesatisfying
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Posted at: 2019-01-12 10:01:36
It's easy to find reasons not to have a baby at home. In the uninformed opinion of our culture, there are plenty. Birth is apparently too dangerous, too difficult, too painful, too unpredictable. Even too messy. As few of us ask where all these TOOs come from, we take other people's preconceptions as a guide and stick with a choice that year on year sees an ever rising rate in complicated birth.Hospital remains the first choice for 98 per cent even though 87 per cent of us end up on a medical labour ward whether we planned to our not. It's noones fault. It's mainly because in an unfamiliar, public setting the female body in labour rarely functions optimally . You are unprotected from disturbance which very easily leads to more drawn out and thus more difficult births that inevitably require help. So Ask questions, from someone with experience and who knows proper facts. #howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#safesimplesatisfying
whyhomebirthmatters What this mother in 1948 discovered, what so many mothers discover about labour is that there is no need for it to overwhelm you. Take charge. Assume a relieving position. When the pressure wave comes, let it wash. Don't fight or fear it. Just let the work happen, let it help your baby to arrive. Then when it's gone, REST. Rest completely. #reframeyourfocus#painwithapurpose#morerestthanwork#positiveoutlook#itnevergetsbiggerthanyou#itisyou#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#tellmeagoodbirthstory
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Posted at: 2019-01-08 16:01:25
What this mother in 1948 discovered, what so many mothers discover about labour is that there is no need for it to overwhelm you. Take charge. Assume a relieving position. When the pressure wave comes, let it wash. Don't fight or fear it. Just let the work happen, let it help your baby to arrive. Then when it's gone, REST. Rest completely. #reframeyourfocus#painwithapurpose#morerestthanwork#positiveoutlook#itnevergetsbiggerthanyou#itisyou#howtohaveababy#whyhomebirthmatters#tellmeagoodbirthstory
whyhomebirthmatters Just ❤️ @tellmeagoodbirthstory
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It's hard in our mostly secular culture to understand or believe that birth bestows gifts of deep knowing and awareness on a labouring mother. 
Yesterday morning, an extraordinary Russian doula I spoke with talked of this moment - how we know it and see it and even feel it as doulas, by simply holding the mother's hand in just that second, when the full force of life itself tips over and down through the mother's body. 
With experience, it's spottable, 'feel-able'. You see it rise, pool, soar and take her and though precipitous for a second, though the mother - deep inside her body - can at first feel like she is falling, the doula or trusted companion's hand is a tiller, a firm rope, and soon she stops falling. 
She stop falling and starts following this new huge feeling with fierce and eager joy. 
Transition is one description, but this is mostly used to describe the physical shift as the mother moves to the final straight of birth. 
It is more than transition. With good anchoring, and total safety, the falling feeling alters. The baby is coming now, and as it does so brings connection to all and everything with it. 
Some would call it universal consciousness. Other's a connection to God or nature. This is the point where so many switch off, preferring to dismiss such ideas as alternative hogwash. But it is no such thing. You don't see the same behaviour and response, over and over and over again and call it nothing. 'What could take a hermit 25 years being silent in a cave to achieve is felt by a mother in labour in a matter of minutes.' said this wise, wise woman and as she said it, my heart raced a little because I knew it. I knew it because I'd felt it myself, and I knew it because I'd held those hands too. 'The mother is an accidental beneficiary if you like,' she said. And we both agreed, the gift of this knowing - so hard to describe - was the pay-off to giving birth.' (with thanks to wonderful author Lucy H. Pearce for her amazing painting) #tellmeagoodbirthstory #bestofallpossibleworlds #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #londondoula #goingdeeper #thecalmintheroom #birthkeeper
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Posted at: 2018-12-18 15:32:31
Just ❤️ @tellmeagoodbirthstory • • • • • It's hard in our mostly secular culture to understand or believe that birth bestows gifts of deep knowing and awareness on a labouring mother. Yesterday morning, an extraordinary Russian doula I spoke with talked of this moment - how we know it and see it and even feel it as doulas, by simply holding the mother's hand in just that second, when the full force of life itself tips over and down through the mother's body. With experience, it's spottable, 'feel-able'. You see it rise, pool, soar and take her and though precipitous for a second, though the mother - deep inside her body - can at first feel like she is falling, the doula or trusted companion's hand is a tiller, a firm rope, and soon she stops falling. She stop falling and starts following this new huge feeling with fierce and eager joy. Transition is one description, but this is mostly used to describe the physical shift as the mother moves to the final straight of birth. It is more than transition. With good anchoring, and total safety, the falling feeling alters. The baby is coming now, and as it does so brings connection to all and everything with it. Some would call it universal consciousness. Other's a connection to God or nature. This is the point where so many switch off, preferring to dismiss such ideas as alternative hogwash. But it is no such thing. You don't see the same behaviour and response, over and over and over again and call it nothing. 'What could take a hermit 25 years being silent in a cave to achieve is felt by a mother in labour in a matter of minutes.' said this wise, wise woman and as she said it, my heart raced a little because I knew it. I knew it because I'd felt it myself, and I knew it because I'd held those hands too. 'The mother is an accidental beneficiary if you like,' she said. And we both agreed, the gift of this knowing - so hard to describe - was the pay-off to giving birth.' (with thanks to wonderful author Lucy H. Pearce for her amazing painting) #tellmeagoodbirthstory #bestofallpossibleworlds #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #londondoula #goingdeeper #thecalmintheroom #birthkeeper
whyhomebirthmatters When it comes to coping in labour, tools and resources are presented on a ladder. As intensity increases, another 'rung' is reached and supposedly heftier measures required to manage. But this is such a narrow view. There are countless comforts to be found and something as simple as breathing lavender oil can help you relax at labour's start - and still be holding you steady at labour's end. It's ritual relief ('that's what I do when a wave comes') can be powerful - softening muscles, slowing breath, and when there's an over-and-over rhythm to it, soothing the nervous system to a state of gentle sedation. 
#howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #ritualrelief #lavender
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Posted at: 2018-12-14 23:40:40
When it comes to coping in labour, tools and resources are presented on a ladder. As intensity increases, another 'rung' is reached and supposedly heftier measures required to manage. But this is such a narrow view. There are countless comforts to be found and something as simple as breathing lavender oil can help you relax at labour's start - and still be holding you steady at labour's end. It's ritual relief ('that's what I do when a wave comes') can be powerful - softening muscles, slowing breath, and when there's an over-and-over rhythm to it, soothing the nervous system to a state of gentle sedation. #howtohaveababy #whyhomebirthmatters #ritualrelief #lavender


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