ORIGINAL DESIGN™ APPROACH

Birth—Powerful, Safe & Glorious

Here’s a little known fact about home birth: it’s not about the geographical location at all. The location matters only so much as it facilitates a pleasurable, safe, undisturbed birth for the mother and a safe passageway for the baby. I chose to birth at home because I felt safest—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually—in my own …

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Breastfeeding Question & Answer

Q: What’s the best position for breastfeeding? A: Whichever position you prefer. That said, I recommend feeding lying down on a bed. It’s comfortable for the new mother and allows her to rest her feet. Often she will naturally doze off, as baby does. And they can cocoon together for a while to get rejuvenated.  …

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5 Ways to Avoid Tearing

My anecdotal research suggests that tearing in childbirth is something most of us fear. With my first pregnancy, this was one of my biggest areas of concern. Here are a few ways to avoid it: OPEN: In early labour (when things are just starting up), do Forward-leaning Inversion, Side-lying Release (on both sides) and Rebozo Manteada to open everything in …

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Mothered, By My Daughter

Today, my daughter mothered me. I lay on my side draped across my bed, windows open looking out to acres of trees and grass, soft breeze flowing through the bedroom. Cockatoos squawking and trees gently dancing with the wind. The clouds are scarce and low—blue sky expansively covering the earth like a dome. I feel soft and gentle …

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