Well, here I am. Back in Australia and already missing the sweet, hugging, humid warmth that is Bali and my Eat Pray Doula sisters...
In March 2016, my baby daughter (Lilly) and I spent two beautiful weeks on the lush island of Bali in Indonesia.
Sarah was half way through her pregnancy when I first met her. She had contacted me over Facebook and expressed her desire to have a natural birth in a local hospital, and decided that a Doula would be a great way to become as prepared as possible for birth.
This is her story of her sons birth which I was so honoured to attend.
Along with the holiday seasons people start thinking about the new year and what they would like it to bring!
For lots of people they hope that is a baby!
So now is the time of year that I get asked lots of questions about birthing options in Ballarat, Victoria.
So here is a handy post to (hopefully!) answer all of your questions!
So lets take a look at the birthing options and locations in Ballarat!
our four options are-
Ballarat base hospital
St. John of God
Today we are going to chat about the importance of healthy pelvic floor muscles- YAWN!!!!!! Lets get real about this because its often spoken about in the most boring of ways-
Why do I want a healthy pelvic floor?
Well, to be blunt, I don't feel like peeing myself when I jump or sneeze or laugh. I also don't want to wake up one day and find my uterus hanging out from between my legs. It might just be me, but I don't think that sounds like fun.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to nourish and care for yourself, in all ways.
Often women have a babyshower sometime towards the end of their pregnancy, however Babyshowers tend to focus on the baby, and the pregnant mama who has done all this hard work doesn't receive a lot of encouragement and preparation to empower her to bring baby into the world.