I don't think I've met a pregnant woman in my circles who hasn't heard of Red Raspberry Leaf (RRL). 20 years ago when I first started practising as a naturopath it was definitely not as popular as it is today. Even Google will give you 19 million results within less than a second! Its botanical name … Continue reading Why I Rave About Raspberry Leaf
Since 2012, I've encapsulated the placentas of more than 1000 local mums for their postpartum transition and recovery. Obviously this is a service I can only provide locally. But at least once a week I'm contacted by women around Australia (and occasionally worldwide) asking me to recommend someone closer to them. So if you're pregnant, … Continue reading Placenta Encapsulation – Sorting the reputable from the rogue
Sadly pregnancy ain't all bout 'that glow'…. and that thick, shiny hair. You've likely heard about the possible swollen ankles, feet and fingers. Or the itchy skin of your growing baby bump. But, we don't often hear about lady bits changing! Things can often get heavy, swollen, lumpy, juicy and darn itchy down there! Um, why is … Continue reading What’s up with my lady bits..?
As a doula I've seen firsthand the difference that food and fluids can make to a woman's labour. It can affect her labour's progress, her physical and mental stamina, and her need for interventions. Here are my tips around eating and drinking in labour: Why you need to do it When & what to eat and drink The … Continue reading Eating & Drinking in Labour: Why, when, what
It's likely at some point during your pregnancy you'll wonder these 2 things: 1. How the heck will my baby fit through my vagina? 2. What damage will be done to me in the process? These concerns are so normal. In fact, tearing during childbirth is one of the top fears for most pregnant women … Continue reading Healing The Hot Mess After Birth