“If we are to heal the planet, we must begin by healing Birthing”
Agnes Sallett Von Tannenberg
My passion is to support you to birth your baby with awareness, wellness and choice. I feel honoured and blessed being able to assist you on your journey to motherhood. It is such a privilege to be part of the miracle and celebration of life.
“I believe in a woman being empowered by the miracle of life and giving birth by being aware of her choices as a mother to be.”
In pregnancy and birth, what happens to you happens to your baby.
In preparing to give birth, as a once-in-a-lifetime event, how would you plan it?
Preparation and planning are key aspects of how you and your baby are going to travel through this once-in-a-lifetime event, The Miracle of Birth.
My role is to ensure you are fit and healthy, and have the tools and techniques to birth your baby with confidence and ease.
Each mother-to-be will have different needs, depending on how she is feeling physically, emotionally and mentally and how she has travelled though her pregnancy.
My Birth Fit Program is specifically designed to meet individual needs and requirements for you to birth your baby with choice, confidence, being physically fit and well. It is all about you having a healthy, easy, happy birth for you and your baby. As part of your program it is essential you also have the emotional support you require, when you need it. Your emotional mindset will affect your physical body and how you birth your baby; another reason for you to have the support you need.
Eight weeks before your due date, you will come in for your scheduled appointment. In your initial appointment we will establish where you are at and what you require to birth your baby with ease, confidence, energy and strength. Being physically fit and well is vital for an easy birth. Each appointment will be different as it will be dependent on what your needs are.
Birth is often portrayed as a traumatic, painful and undignified rite of passage. A recent survey stated that 80% of women were frightened during labour and giving birth was far more shocking than they had imagined. Many women’s expectations are not managed, or they are misinformed, so their birthing experience can be a raw shock. On the other hand, there are women who go into labour fully expecting it to be horrendous, and so it is. Many women believe this is just how it is and what must be endured.
This is not my belief!
I believe all women can be prepared and understand they have choice. This choice allows them to have a joyous experience and a happy memory of when they birthed their child. This takes preparation.
Your Mindset is the key.
Stress can keep birth hormones from doing their important work.
Mother Nature is smart. She wants you and your baby to be safe. So, labour and birth happen best when you feel you’re in a calm and private place, a place where you feel safe, protected and relaxed.
I have seen many pregnant women, in those exhausting last weeks of pregnancy, carefully tuck a birth plan in their hospital bag or jot down a few notes on what they do and don’t want during labour and birth. Those who don’t actually write one will often think about what they’d like to happen but everything goes out the window simply because they did not have the preparation and the support to back up their wishes. Another aspect that contributes to this is that they are exhausted by the time it comes to labour and birthing. My Birth-Fit Program will support you to have the energy and the confidence you need.
I also teach acupressure to you and your birthing partner to encourage labour progression, aid with contractions if required, and manage different scenarios that may unfold during your birthing experience.Using acupressure points helps women have easier and quicker dilation, can be used as pain relief during labour, can assist with pains following labour and can support in establishing breast feeding.
Treatments Pre Birth & Labour:
Clear your own birth trauma
Preparation for natural childbirth
Breech and posterior positions
Support to engage baby
Treatments specific to your needs
Recovery from pregnancy and having given birth
Dealing with loss and grief
Products and Services:
Lotus Birth Bags
Lotus Birth Book
Being Born Book
I will guide and support you to:
Individually tailored treatments based on your requirements
Pre-birth sessions to prepare for labour
Information on getting your body ready to give birth
Physical and emotional support during pregnancy, labour and postpartum
Support to engage or turn posterior baby
Generating your ideal birth script and creating a happy environment to birth within
Meditation-Breathing® for Labour and Birth for a pain-free, easy birth
Meditation can reduce the need for surgery, drugs, and anesthesia during delivery. Research shows that among pregnant meditators the rate of caesarean section surgery went down by 56 percent and the use of epidural anesthesia went down by 85 percent.
Meditation results in better focus and concentration to help you during labour.
Meditation not only increases pain tolerance by reducing stress hormones, it also helps the body produce endorphins, which go beyond relieving pain to enhancing pleasure. Endorphins have a powerful pain-relieving and pleasure-enhancing effect. As pain increases during labor, endorphins also increase to help mediate the pain. The more a woman meditates during pregnancy the higher her endorphin level will be during delivery.
I have developed and teach various meditations, specifically for each trimester, and a specific Meditation-Breathing® technique for Labour which allows a more gentle and conscious, pain free and easy birth.
Stress and Anxiety