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Reading time: 00:03:25 It might be scary thinking about having a baby right now. The good news is, I’ve got some tips for you. Things are constantly changing for everyone, everywhere. Women are questioning how the pandemic will affect their birth outcomes. I’m here to give you some useful tips how to navigate this extremely… Read more

To The Mama Preparing Her Heart for Baby #2

Pregnant mother with child walking on the beach

To the mama preparing her heart for baby #2 I still remember the feeling of imminent change. During the last few weeks of the pregnancy, we were nesting. Making sure we had everything ready for this new little person joining us. Grandparents on their way from overseas. That warm fuzzy, buzzing feeling of knowing your… Read more

Hypnobirth and Gender Surprise Home Birth

Women Giving Birth

On the beautiful summer morning of 17 August 2019, a little baby was born. In a calm and relaxed environment, at home, under the energy and the light of the full moon. Here’s how the birth unfolded On 16 August 2019 around mid-afternoon, I started feeling some very light, what felt like Braxton hicks, contractions… Read more

Physical Changes during Pregnancy

Written by Martina Castelli & Patrick Terrein from Barcelona Chiropractic Center. 5 Reasons How Seeing a Chiropractor can Benefit You During Pregnancy For those who are not familiar with chiropractic, it is a discipline that helps improve people’s health and increase their ability to integrate the different types of daily stress (chemical, physical, and emotional)… Read more

5 Tips for Surviving Pregnancy this Summer

Are you feeling irritated by the summer heat? Plagued by a hot sweaty mess? Though summer has a lot of greatness to offer at the same time it can be very tiring, especially during pregnancy. Here’s how to stay cool and hydrated during the hot summer months: 1. Just BREATHE Yes, your breath is very… Read more

1. What does natural birth mean to you? What does it mean to you to have a natural birth? Giving birth vaginally? Unmedicated? Without intervention from your care provider? Think about your goal within your natural birth. What is your goal and why is it important to you? Now that you know what type of… Read more

Barcelona Family Living

barcelona family

Hola Barcelona! We’ve arrived. Safe and sound on 25 February 2018 in Barcelona City. The first few days as a new Barcelona family was a bit of a haze as we were in between unpacking, exploring and finding our way around our new “barrio”. Honestly, I felt like a bear emerging out of my dark… Read more

Call The Doula!

I often get asked what it means when a doula goes on call, so I decided to write this short blog post and make this video to explain a bit more about what “on-call” means. I find the ‘on-call’ period as part of my everyday life, it wasn’t that easy in the beginning, like any… Read more

Pregnancy: A Full-Term Story

*In this blog, I refer to my personal experience of pregnancy. This is the 2nd post in my story series. Learn about my life before pregnancy here… I’ve always known I wanted children. My other half and I spoke about it a few times and we were both quite comfortable with the idea of having… Read more

My Life Before Pregnancy

This is a very short version of my life. After finishing school, I was desperate to get out of my small town in South Africa. I was young, yes, a bit naïve and stubborn, like most teenagers I guess. I had this urge to travel, see the world but I had no idea what was… Read more

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