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Journalling for Pregnancy and Beyond

I have been journalling on and off over the years, not always every day, but at times when I have felt the need to process my thoughts and feelings or reflect on situations I find myself in. Over the last year it has been more regular …


Spiritual Science and Birth Part 2

Planetary alignments and the gates of birth and a tool box to the stars. Hello again, This is Jo’s partner Bob, it has taken me a month and several rewrites to get anywhere near finishing this post. It has been a bit tricky because putting …


Spiritual Science and Birth Part 1

Guest Blog Post, by Bob Kidman Hi, my name is Bob and I am Jo’s partner, I have studied Spiritual Science and the systems we cannot see that govern our physical reality for over 10 years now and I have been applying this knowledge to …

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What is birth art?

Birth art is a wonderful way to explore some of our deeper beliefs and feelings around pregnancy, birth and parenting. The mind-body connection is so powerful and the things we think really can have an impact on our physical body and its well-being. During labour …

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What do we really need to ‘know’ to birth our babies?

I have been working as a doula and supporting families in Cornwall for a number of years, yet I keep coming back to the same question. How do we find out what we really need to know to birth our babies and ease our transition …

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Walking the Labyrinth

Labyrinths seems to be popping up everywhere I go at the moment! There are several very close to my home in Cornwall, so I thought I would share how I have been using this fascinating symbol to support my birth work.  Since ancient times, the …

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Chala’s Beautiful Breech Birth

Last year, I worked with a wonderful family whose baby, Chala, decided to surprise us all by flipping breech at 37 weeks weeks. Although it was a bit of a curve ball, it is helpful to remember that breech presentation is just a variation of …

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Sacred Post-Partum Ceremonies

Closing the Circle of Birth Birthing our babies is a pivotal moment in our life, it is one of our greatest rites of passage and a time to be celebrated, honoured and nurtured by those around us. It is a time when we open ourselves …

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Learning to Be

When you have a new baby it can feel like life has changed beyond all recognition. You may have been eagerly waiting to give up work – no more ‘work’ for a while, what’s not to like?! You finish up, have a lovely send off …

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Why I love being a birth doula

There are a lot of things I love about birth work; it is my ‘ikigai’ which is a Japanese term broadly meaning ‘your life’s purpose’ or your reason for being. So, you can see how it might be difficult for me to limit what I …