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Post Birth ABCs

Women always seem to say that no one ever warns them about the “post birth” phase of a pregnancy. I have intentionally termed “post birth” a phase of pregnancy because I believe it should be considered part of the same sacred passage. It is really almost a fourth trimester. Previously I have not written very…

Epidurals and Breastfeeding Challenges

Australian research published December 2006(1) suggests that epidurals given during childbirth can result in difficulty establishing breastfeeding. The results showed that of 1280 women, those who had had an epidural were less likely to fully breastfeed their infants in the few days following birth and they were more likely to stop breastfeeding in the first…

Diary – Preparing for a home birth

Knowing that we are soon approaching 39 weeks, I find most of my thoughts gravitate to the birth. Any other thoughts that I have seem to focus on making sure my house is ready for a homebirth and a period of time for motherly hibernation. By this I mean, that for some period of time…

Diary – Baby Arlo

A week has passed since our birth and I have a brief moment to share with you all the arrival of our newborn – ‘baby Arlo’. He is ever so divine, with his mass of black hair and handsome round face perched upon a very impressive double chin. As I lean back in bed cuddling…