Mar 23, 2012

What birth means

Last week, I planted the placenta from my daughter's pregnancy in earth at our new house. This photo is one that I cherish so much because it shows me now with my awesome tattoo, and is a link back to the nearly 3 years since I conceived and grew a whole 'nother person. Beside the bringing her up to be an amazing 2 year old and being all the other things I am, I also am in awe of the growing another human being and their life-support organ. I love placentas to bits.

Why am I posting this? Well, it is to make you stop and think about your own birth. Do you know about it? I don't know much about mine, and haven't been able to ask about it either. I tell my daughter her story and show her a small piece of video each year, to remind her of how my life was before I knew her, and to show her how hard I worked for her before she was even born.

Never, ever, underestimate the impact that birthing has on a woman. It is a defining moment in life, whether it's a happy one or not, a simple one or not, a long time ago or a brief moment ago. Honour those around you that bear the next generation.

Mar 16, 2012

Happy birthday to me!

Today is my birthday - I am 32. It's been a pretty wild year! 31 was ahMAZZINGLY complicated and stressful and it feels like I'm at least 5 years older than I was last year.

I went to a breastfeeding conference yesterday and really got inspired to work harder on my business plan. The midwifery arm of it is ready to go - all I need now is clients and there are a few who are in the considering phase.

Today's present was that my business name is now registered nation-wide! I can now go ahead and contact the local council and see what they say about me starting a drop-in center for postnatal care.

Hard at work or hardly working?

Happy BIRTHDAY to me!

I had a lovely birthday and am working hard on the business. Plans are afoot to do more "business" stuff in the near future - a course in accounting, to access some coaching or mentoring, to get a professional website as well.

It's hard to get started and let it all grow organically but I'm getting there! Right now I'm going to go and enjoy my cake.

Mar 2, 2012

Some of my inspirations

I am a midwife and I wanted to share some of my inspirations!

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond are a huge motivation to me - I totally want to be them when I grow up.

This video also really motivated me to be a homebirth midwife. Not because it's sassy or high paying or public but because it's HOME.