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Vaginal Birth

Every birth is beautiful and no matter how your baby comes into the world, ultimately it is a celebration.Understanding how a vaginal birth is different from a c-section birth (as well as all the variations within each) is important to help you decide what might be best for you and your baby. Ultima

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My baby is in breech position

Communication with your caregiver about the position of your baby throughout pregnancyIt’s really important that you’re in communication with your caregiver about the position of your baby throughout pregnancy. This often means checking with your OB or midwife at a visit, asking directly about posit

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What is the best position to birth my baby?

There are a whole bunch of fables we have about childbirth and the biggest one is that women must give birth lying on their back in bed. Contrary to what Hollywood teaches us and perhaps what our mothers went through giving birth on our backs is the most uncomfortable, ineffective and dangerous posi

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What is hypnotherapy for childbirth?

Hypnotherapy For LabourHypnosis, by definition, is simply relaxation plus suggestion. Self-hypnosis is moving into the relaxed state on your own accord. Part of the vehicle or techniques we have created for She Births® self-hypnosis is the use of anchors.An anchor is a technique that is used in NLP

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Setting up for a birth at home

Your Birth PreferencesCreate a birth plan, no sorry, I mean a Birth Preferences sheet! It’s been proven that women who have a higher expectation of childbirth will have higher levels of maternal satisfaction after birth too*.At She Births® we believe in ‘shooting for the moon’ – aim for the greatest

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Relaxation during labour

Relaxation is your greatest inner resource during labourRelaxation is your greatest inner resource during labour and a very simple skill – it’s just that nobody in our culture gets taught it prior to becoming seriously stressed out. Relaxation requires willingness, patience and awareness. The more y

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What are the best positions to use during labour?

Active BirthingCochrane reviews (a culmination of the world’s best randomised controlled trials) tell us that being more upright throughout labour creates shorter labours, less need for augmentation and less need for medical pain relief.Understanding that you can create up to 30% more space in the p

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Baby Language and Communication

One of our main jobs as a parent is to tend to our baby’s needs. Human mammals are highly co-dependent for a very long time. Unlike other mammals such as dogs, horses even whales and dolphins etc we are not born and capable of moving around immediately. We do not have the same degree of independence

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Hot holiday tips for pregnancy and beyond

The summer holidays are nearly here, and this year you might have to do things a bit differently especially if you’re living in Australia. Bushfires and higher temperatures mean that our time outside will most likely be limited. Time indoors combined with your in-laws and extended family, extra cook

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Lets Kintsugi 2020 🎉 Conscious Games for the whole family 🎉

2020 was the year none of us expected. Just like birth it broke us open and humbly brought us to our knees.I plan on kintsugi-ing (I know this is not a word) the crap out of 2020 and celebrating what it did to body mind and soul. So many lessons and so much learning and change happened – amazing gro

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2020 Daddy Doula – announcement

It’s that time of the year again ladies where we celebrate blokes at birth. It is our fourth annual Daddy Doula* awards. Woohoo! My favourite blog of the year. Get your tissues ready 🙂All these stories are so special and moving. I just can’t imagine what it is like giving birth during the pandemic w

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2020 Daddy Doula Nathan. Story told by Rebecca

2020 Daddy Doula Nathan. Story told by RebeccaNominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband NathanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?My husband, what an incredible birth partner he was. From the beginning, he was on board and so supportive of doing the She Births® course and follow a

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2020 Daddy Doula Ben. Story told by Lily

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner BenWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?He helped me through pregnancy and delivery, he massaged me, reminded me how to breathe, did the acupressure, managed the playlist, took pictures and most importantly caught the baby to introduce me o

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2020 Daddy Doula Joshua. Story told by Amy

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband JoshuaWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?For a man that had no experience with birth I felt he handled the situation so well, he was attentive to my needs and supportive of my decisions, he was my rock through it all and my advocate for a

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2020 Daddy Doula Nick. Story told by Cassie

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, NickWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?A 4th-degree tear was not something we anticipated. From the moment we left the hospital, Nick was at my side, and I’ve never felt safer and supported in my life. He applied for extended carers leav

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2020 Daddy Doula Nicho, Story told by Katia

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, NichoWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?My partner, Nicho, is my bright light, our family’s guiding light, no matter what the storm he is consistently present for us. Present and steady. Steady is his way and for this reliability, I’m al

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2020 Daddy Doula Jordan. Story told by Laura

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, JordanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Jordan works for a charity, entertaining seriously ill kids and families. He’s also 4.5 years sober and now mentors addicts within his fellowship…and he’s 8 years younger than me. He finds joy in

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2020 Daddy Doula Lachlan. Story told by Cassie

2020 Daddy Doula Lachlan. Story told by Cassie.Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, LachlanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?They say the birthing process also transitions you from woman to mother. I can attest to having Lach there birthing with me, every step of the way…

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2020 Daddy Doula Brendan. Story told by Roxanne

2020 Daddy Doula Brendan. Story told by RoxanneNominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, BrendanWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Throughout our entire pregnancy journey, Brendan supported me without hesitation for my desire to have a natural physiological birth. At every OB ap

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2020 Daddy Doula Carl. Story told by Louise

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, Carl.Why do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?He made me feel calm, empowered, loved and supported through my pregnancy and birth plus always had my hips for the big surges and took care of our new baby girl while I was in theatre and ICU. He

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2020 Daddy Doula Habib. Story told by Alison

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, HabibWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?My husband was my rock in the lead up to, during the birth and in the 4th trimester (which we are currently still in). He fully immersed himself in all things She Births®. We completed the course o

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2020 Daddy Doula Didier. Story told by Catherine

2020 Daddy Doula Didier. Story told by CatherineNominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My partner, DidierWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Didier has just been the most amazing partner through this whole WILD journey of pregnancy and motherhood. He is so emotionally honest with me and a

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2020 Daddy Doula Will. Story told by Gemma

Nominee for Daddy Doula Award 2020My husband, WillWhy do you feel this Daddy Doula deserves the award?Will actively supported me during the entire pregnancy (even joining into my prenatal Pilates classes, daily walks, doing acupressure, singing and talking to our baby in utero, and doing birth visua

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