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Lotus birth


I’m happy to share my experience of Lotus birthing with you all. I do so because I like people to have access to accounts of birthing practices that might differ from the most usual, and because I had good experiences with the practice. What is Lotus Birth? Lotus birthing is the practice of leaving the umbilical cord […]

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Me {7 weeks}

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Oh my hyperemesis friend. We meet again after a few years distance, but like all meaningful old friends, it is like no time has passed. Before this year, I could recall parts of you and stories that themselves had been told so many times it was the telling of the story I could remember more […]

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Placenta Encapsulation: Birth and Afterbirth


For thousands of years, midwives and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have known the secret of the revitalizing medicine of the placenta. Many mothers worldwide have benefited from its revitalizing properties. More and more women in our culture are embracing proven wisdom of placental encapsulation remedies, and are rediscovering how these remedies can transform their postpartum […]

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PCOS: Hope for your fertility?


PCOS is a condition that affects a woman’s health and her fertility and it is a condition that I have been fortunate enough to see quite frequently in practice as a naturopath. I must say I enjoy treating women with PCOS as I tend to find that this condition responds well to natural treatments. There […]

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Gentle Encouragement of Labour

Natural Induction of Labour

This is a controversial one so we thought we would address it head on and clarify some of the myths and misinformation that seems to be circulating about labour induction in the community. Our acupuncturists and massage therapists are often requested to provide ‘induction’ services for women who wish to go into labour.  Mostly these […]

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