“Gemma do that thing again!” A labouring mother jumped up and yelled this at me recently, and she wont be the last I’m sure . It was another round of firm and comforting hip squeezes that she needed. These hip squeezes continued for quite a while, we rocked from side to side and alternated hip … Read More about Touch matters!
New mothers that are cared for, loved and respected blossom. The postnatal period is a short and intense season, a sacred time of amazing adjustment and extreme vulnerability. Many traditions around this rite of passage exist from every culture that are in need of reclaiming, all of which include nurturing foods and loving touch. Both … Read More about Feeding is loving
Motherhood isn’t an instant feeling for everyone. I expected to have this instant knowing as soon as I discovered I was pregnant, having been told by a lady I knew from work that this is the case. ‘The moment we are pregnant, that’s it, we are mothers.’ She said. So it was a surprise to … Read More about Some motherhood truths I have learned… so far!