My Pregnancy + Birth Journey

It has arrived! 

The episode where I share many details and tips from my own conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey with our first bubba. It took me longer to pull this episode together than I thought, but I have also compiled a list of resources, courses and books that might be helpful too.

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Birth Courses:

  1. Hypnobirth course:
  2. Calm birth course:
  3. Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy with Jane Hardwicke:

Birth Books:

  1. Birth with confidence by Rhea Dempsey
  2. Beyond the Birth Plan by Rhea Dempsey
  3. The birth space : a doula’s guide to pregnancy, birth and beyond by Gabrielle Nancarrow
  4. The positive birth book : a new approach to pregnancy, birth and the early weeks by Milli Hill
  5. After birth : what nobody tells you – how to recover body and mind by Jessica Hatcher-Moore
  6. Mindful pregnancy : meditation, yoga, hypnobirthing, natural remedies and nutrition, trimester by trimester by Tracy Donegan
  7. Your baby, your birth : hypnobirthing skills to empower every birth by Hollie De Cruz

Postpartum Books:

  1. The discontented little baby book by Pamela Douglas
  2. The postnatal depletion cure : a complete guide to rebuilding your health & reclaiming your energy for mothers of newborns, toddlers, and young children by Oscar Serrallach
  3. The First Forty Days The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by Heng Ou, Amely Greeven, Marisa Belger
  4. The Fourth Trimester – A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body by Kimberley Johnson
  5. Baby, you’re remarkable! : the no-BS guide to business with a new family by Lorraine Murphy
  6. Village for Mama by Leila Armour

Baby Tools:

  1. Snoo:
  2. Carrier: get one that supports your back, don’t pay a fortune, we used BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Mini Black $120 approx.
  3. Co-sleeper for bed (especially if had a C section), def recommend.
  4. Don’t buy any baby skin-care products or nipple products till you need them! We still bathe Summer in just water and coconut oil. 
  5. Don’t buy a cot till once the baby is born, as you may not need one or use a side sleeper / bassinet instead first
  6. Have a bucket of eco nappy sand in the sink at all time for dirty nappies, clothes, cloths ect.


  1. Homeopathic Immunization Program by Isaac Golden:
  2. Vaccines Course:
  3. Turtles All the way down:


  1. Books To Read Blog:
  2. MAMA:
  3. Possums Sleep:
  4. Aware Parenting: 
  5. Birth Wisdom:
  6. Fitnest Mama:
  7. Nanny Services: or


  1. Aware Parenting:
  2. Beyond the bump: /
  3. Natural Birth:


  1. Iron:
  2. Constipation:

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