Tag Archive: Birthing

  1. Life lessons learned from childbirth…

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    One of the things I love doing most is helping others see that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. It’s all about mindset and whether you believe you can, or believe you can’t. Same goes with childbirth, which is why I’m sharing the story of my second daughter’s birth here. If you didn’t catch it, read my first daughter’s birth story here. (more…)

  2. The lovely alternative to a baby shower

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    I’m not your typical ‘let’s have a cupcake and stand around and make small talk’ type of girl, so needless to say the idea of a baby shower didn’t appeal. Not that I haven’t been to some beautiful ones, but it’s just not for me.

    So my doula Bernadette (a doula is a birth support person) suggested a blessing way ceremony. Having never heard of one, she explained that it’s an ancient Native American Indian ritual that’s performed to guide a woman on her life-changing journey into motherhood, and welcome her new little soul into the world. “Sounds amazing” I said and promptly got organising, just as any self-respecting event planner would. (more…)