Birth is not only about making babies; birth is about making mothers. Strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” – Barbara Katz Rothman
A midwife is a health care professional who, in partnership with the woman provides care, education and support during pregnancy, birth and postnatal period, thus facilitating parenting.
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We believe in an integrated and holistic approach for childbirth preparation, for labour and birth, and what follows thereafter. It is our aim to meet your needs and where possible, personalize the course content to your specific needs.
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If you do not know your options, you don’t have any. Women are increasingly taking a more active role in making decisions about their bodies and their births.
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The Golden Hour encompasses a set of evidence-based practices that contribute to the physiological stabilization of the mother-new-born baby after birth.
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This Birth Reflection Workshop has an empowering effect as we celebrate motherhood, as brave new mothers who realise compassion starts with yourself.
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You hopefully will never need it but if you do one day, it will make the difference between life and death.
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Ultrasound imaging (sonar) involves the use of probe and ultrasound gel to expose the body organs to high-frequency sound waves to produce diagnostic image.
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You will learn gentle movements and postures to release tension, bring vitality and strengthen the body, breath work to connect you to your growing baby.
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Water Births

Water has been used from as early as 1806 for pain relief and to aid relaxation during labour and birth. It soothes the tension away and in doing so relaxes those oh so tight muscles – including the cervix. Water has been proven to speed up the birth process and reduce the incidence of intervention. It is a safe and positive option for those interested in using water for labour or birth. There are often many concerns and questions which should rightly be asked and answered. Read more here:

  1. Water birth
  2. Water birth basics – From Newborn Breathing to Hospital Protocols, by Barbara Harper, RN, Originally published in Midwifery Today Magazine, Summer 2000
  3. Wondering about water birth? – by Heather Pieterse, published in Sensitive Midwifery Magazine, April/June 2012

VBAC Births

There are many reasons why a woman would consider having a vaginal birth after a previous c/section including quicker recovery time, shorter hospital stay and being able to resume your normal activities sooner.   Some women prefer the idea of being more involved/an active part of their birth experience, some may feel of loss from not previously having birthed vaginally.  Each woman has their own unique reason for wanting to attempt a vaginal birth and all the evidence published over the past few years indicates that a woman under the right circumstances should be afforded the opportunity to attempt a vaginal birth after c/section (VBAC).

There is a huge worldwide drive for preventing the primary caeserian section i.e only doing a c/section when it is truly indicated and medically safer for either mom or baby and not for social or feeble reasons that are not truly evidence based.

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