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Wife, Mother, Warrior (Part III)

One of my favorite documentaries of all time is “The Business of Being Born”.

When I was a child, Ricki Lake was something of a household name. 67 more words


The Whispered Calling to Midwifery

I think I always wanted to be a midwife, but I just didn’t know what that was until much later in my life. After I became a midwife, I found out my great-grandmother was a midwife, so maybe the calling is something I knew at a cellular level somehow. 1,114 more words

Home Birth

Having a baby in China: 34 week appointment

This was an interesting and intense appointment. It included vitals as normal including urinalysis, also ECG and pelvic examination. We had our first non-stress test, which was me sat in a comfy armchair for 20 minutes of fetal heart monitoring. 627 more words



The day before beautiful baby River arrived was Easter Monday. I spoke to Claire and asked her how she would feel about me traveling to the Hunter Valley to spend an impromptu night away with my 5 sisters, since she was not quite due yet. 405 more words

Hello, Old Friend (Part II)

While taking a hot shower recently, I noticed some “stuff” coming from my breasts. Being the hands on type, I gave my girls a soft squeeze. 241 more words


33 Weeks - Baby #2

Here’s to me being happy about my delivery again!

You know what sucks, unexpected expenses! Got my bill for our home birth and it really crushed me. 516 more words

Mommy To Be

Two and a quarter

So who had labours of a similar length of time as their mother? Is it common to have a similar birth?

My mum suggested today that we ask the midwife what we should have on hand in case of an emergency. 177 more words

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