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Extreme Self Care

I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not want my girls to be hard on themselves. When I find myself beating me up I try to be my own mother. Would … Continue reading Extreme Self Care

Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.

#soulsearchinginsuburbia #midwifery #birthcartography #informedbirth #positivebirth #birthtrauma #informedchoice #informedbirthpreparation #maternitycare #maternitycareinaustralia I attended Catherine’s “Birth Cartography” workshop last week. Yes, birth cartography. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? It is. I am in my third year of working rostered shifts as a midwife across the birthing suite and the pre and postnatal ward at a large, tertiary public … Continue reading Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.

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