Letting Go of Birth Trauma

Letting go is like the sudden cessation of an inner pressure or the dropping of a weight. It’s accompanied by a sudden feeling of relief and lightness, with increased happiness and freedom. Birth trauma occurs when your expectations of yourself or your caregiver/s are...
Gaslighting and the Student Midwife

Gaslighting and the Student Midwife

Gaslighting is a term we are aware of referring to a type of manipulation that’s depicted in the classic movie Gas Light (1944) It’s typical of today’s thrillers where a husband (wants to get rid of his wife) convinces her that she’s losing her mind, he does this by...
What kind of Midwife will I be?

What kind of Midwife will I be?

I’m passionate about birth and have been for over 25 years as a midwife, assisting over 1000 women birth both at home and in hospitals (and in various other precarious places as well!). I’m practicing as a private midwife in Australia and have done since 2009 before...
The Role of Fear in the Birthing Process

The Role of Fear in the Birthing Process

This is an excellent article that discussed the psychological and physiological effects of fear arising in the birthing process. Well worth the read to develop an awareness of your own reactions to thoughts and fears about birth. Click here to read full article. The...