May 25, 2020

Making a drum and giving birth to a baby may sound worlds apart, but when I first made a drum with my friends Gabriela and Paddy, I felt it had so many echos of birth and the early postpartum days with your baby. I have since guided a number of people in drum birthing...

April 28, 2020

A little blog not all relevant to my website but I have woven aspects for all. 

I have had a few enquiries recently from friends and folk asking what they can do for Beltane, at home with children, as a doula for clients, or around their pregnancy?  So I thought id writ...

April 19, 2020

It is the New Moon coming up this week, moving through Taurus.  This brings with it stronger earthly influences.  Taurus can help you reflect on your material world, your finances and comforts. 

You could take some time to sit and reflect, to write down h...

April 11, 2020

What a strange time this is.  As a doula I am finding it very hard not to be able to support my clients in person, and getting use to this new temporary 'normal' of support via phone, video call and whats app.   

I have put this blog together of webs...

March 9, 2020

I am sure if you have read my blog  or met me you will have heard me say 'birth is as much a spiritual experience as it is a physical experience' and 'Birth is a ceremony; a rite of passage'. 

Each of my own four births have opened me to new ideas, possibiliti...

November 6, 2019

(My niece, husband and mum)

I wondered this when my eldest daughter was a baby 22 years ago, and have pondered on this thought with every baby I have raised.

My theory is that we haven't evolved significantly in thousands of years. Our babies don't know they are born i...

January 18, 2019

This is a call out for expectant mothers wanting to feel the effects of the sacred drum during childbirth.   

I am a sacred drum healing practitioner and doula, I am currently turning my dissertation Sacred Drumming through Pregnancy and Birth into a book. 

I am still r...

December 23, 2018

'Closing the bones' is a western term, a title which i believe is taken from the Morrocan word for a healing postpartum healing ceremony for mothers that takes place following the birth of a baby.   It is a traditional healing practice with variations from Mexico, Ecua...

December 13, 2018

What is a Mothers Blessing Ceremony? 

A mothers blessing or as it should be named in today's society '

birthing parent's' blessing ceremony, is so much nicer than a baby shower in my view.  A baby shower is a bit of fun for the mum and a few presents for the baby, it cou...

November 6, 2018

Book Review

By Eva Greenslade

Birth and Breastfeeding. Rediscovering the needs of women during pregnancy and childbirth. By Michel Odent.

I chose this book because I knew very little of Michel Odent’s work but what I had read I found really interesting and I connected dee...

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