A Love Letter To My Body

Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.      To My Darling Body, I looked at you in the mirror this morning and I realised that tomorrow will be too late for me to tell you how I feel…

Postpartum Surprises Wrapped in Change

Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming ~ Michael Stuhlbarg Doesn’t this boy look all kinds of surprised? I think…

Change, Like Healing, Takes Time

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi To pick up from where we left off in “Ding Dong, Some Order a Baby”… It turns out that when you have a baby, they just pack you up and send you home with it after 3 days. *gasp.* Just “off you go….

Ding Dong. Someone Order a Baby?

“When anesthesia was developed, it was for many decades routinely withheld from women giving birth, since women were “supposed” to suffer. One of the few societies to take a contrary view was the Huichol tribe in Mexico. The Huichol believed that the pain of childbirth should be shared, so the mother would hold on to…

Push It. Push It. Baby, baby (I’m giving away my age)

There is nothing that anyone can say to prepare you for childbirth. Each woman’s experience is so different; you never know how it will be for you! ~ Poppy Montgomerry Giving Birth to a child is the most overwhelming, beautiful, empowering and indescribable feeling ever. It is a lot of things. What it isn’t though,…

The Final Waddle Up to Giving Birth

“Waiting for a baby to be born is like picking someone up from the airport but you don’t know who they are or what time their flight comes in.” If I am being completely honest, I breezed through the first 6 to 7 ish months of pregnancy. I had zero morning sickness and all my…