Mother Nourishment

  • Dad’s Rocking Birth Support

    Women have been birthing since the beginning of time. Their bodies knows exactly how to birth. But fathers were never at births, not in any culture. This is incredibly new. Fathers don’t have a genetic reference point to pull on when it comes to being present and knowing how to support and birthing mother. This means it’s important for you to work through all the fears that come up around the birth and around fatherhood before she goes into labor.  The most important thing that your partner needs from you is safety. The more you can hold a rock solid space of trust in her, a deep knowingness of her…

  • Sleep! – Your Primary Health Tool

    Sleep. It’s a thing. It’s something that we all need and something that many of us don’t get enough of. Some of us struggle to sleep while others tend to use it as trading collateral. But the one thing we do know is sleep is far more important than we have been led to believe. Sleeping well is essential to keep our health in good condition, but if we also seek to have a healthy body we should try the best semen enhancers, which will not only help us to have a sculpture of gods, but our sleep will be of better quality. “Sleep is the very best life insurance…

  • What You Need to Know About Pelvic and Sexual Pain

    The yoni is capable of experiencing the greatest pleasure and at the same time it can be the centre of discomfort or even overwhelming pain. There are far too many women dealing with chronic pelvic pain, a lot of which translates to sexual pain. Nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. 83% of women have sexual pain in the first three months after having a baby (vaginal or c-section), this drops to 60% of women by nine months postpartum. These numbers are exorbitantly high! For some women, the pain is only a temporary problem; for others, it can last a lifetime.…

  • Progesterone: Are you getting yours?

    It is often said that women are not logical.  Well thank goodness for that! If we calculated everything in life, we would be completely unprepared for the unexpected, and life is one constant flow of unexpected.  Women’s wisdom comes from the knowingness deep down in the core of her being.  Without intuition, we are without our true strength, something that goes beyond analytical intellect and the measures of science, it is the wisdom of the world speaking through our bodies, it is a strength beyond anything that can be controlled. When we allow this intrinsic force to flow through us we no longer feel something is missing. When our intuition…

  • A Little Postpartum Nourishment Goes a Long Way

    Postpartum is the most intense journey any woman could possibly go through. Unfortunately this is not often acknowledged in the western world. The moment that little pregnancy test shows positive we all focus on the pregnancy and the birth and then… crickets. Out comes the baby and the world says “Here you are Mama, here is your baby, now off you go and we will see you in six weeks to check if you can start having sex again.” It’s simply nuts!. Nobody bothers to mention the outrageous hormonal cascade, the ridiculous dynamics of breastfeeding, how to actually look after a newborn, or your very sensitive pretty shattered body that needs to heal! There…

  • Could CBD Oil Help Fertility?

    Every month we see a new natural health product hitting the market at full speed. Some of them last, some fade away. I learnt a long time ago not to trust something just because it’s popular. In fact I am a natural born skeptic. I like to do vigilant research before I even vaguely trust any product. CBD oil (cannabinoidal) fascinates me. Especially the kind derived from hemp rather than marijuana, since hemp doesn’t contain THC. My big question with most CBD oils is, “What process does the oil go through to get the final product? And were there synthetic chemicals involved (such as butane)?” During my research on this interesting substance and the…

  • The Cervix Speaks

    The cervix is the mouth of the womb, the gateway to our precious feminine chamber; the only organ in a human body that can nourish the spark of life and grow it into an entire new being. The cervix sits neatly inside your beautiful vulva; the bridge between your internal and external reality. The fact you can actually touch your womb is profound! Think about it, you can’t touch your heart or lungs from the outside, but you can physically touch your womb – what an honor.  There is little in life more intimate than touching a cervix. This gateway has many roles in the body. It has the important job of keeping nasty…

  • Can I Trust in Mothers Instinct?

    Is Mothers Instinct a real thing? Those of us who have experienced it will say “Yes, without a doubt”. It’s born at birth and is cultivated through intimate mother-baby time. It’s every woman’s birthrite, but it can be derailed if the right support isn’t in place. Is Mothers Instinct biological or intuitive?  I would say both. We spend nine to ten months growing an entire human being within our body, and from our body (bar a small essential amount of donor DNA). The physicality of this being is part of us, plus for nine months the personality forms within us as the soul embodies. So why on earth wouldn’t we have a strong sense…

  • Why Women Need to Ovulate

    Is it important to become intimately familiar with our cycles even if we don’t have any reproductive problems? Being aware of our cycles, especially ovulation, not only helps us to form a positive relationship with our bodies, but it also may protect us from diseases such as breast cancer. Evidence shows us ovulation is vitality important for many aspects of long term health. What is your cycle telling you? It’s easy to take notice when menstruation is late, early, too long, too heavy, a wierd colour, or any number of other issues, but do you know anything about ovulation? Even women with regular cycles and minimal symptoms could be experiencing a lack…

  • Reframing Endometriosis

    For most women menstruation is a time of heightened sensitivity, for women with endometriosis it can be disabling. With approximately 176 million women and girls suffering from endometriosis worldwide, it can now be seen as a global epidemic. What is Endometriosis? During normal menstruation the endometrial tissue (lining of the womb), which has been building up throughout the month, becomes swollen then breaks down and is eliminated as long as pregnancy has not occurred. Now imagine what it would be like if this endometrial tissue grew in places it shouldn’t? In women with endometriosis this tissue can be found between the uterine walls, in the fallopian tubes, on the outside…

  • Perfectly Imperfect – One of ‘those’ PMS moments…

    What if there are days when you wake up raging, when your rational mind wants to take a hike and your brain feels full of molten lava? What if you feel like the most unfeminine, ungraceful mess, dangerous to human contact in that moment? What if we as a women want to just be by ourselves with nature and feel free, or even just stay at home and feel free to simply stay home and listen to music. And what if that moment is just a moment when life, the planets, or a garden gnome are stirring up old stories in your body and your only job is to let…

  • Are You Eating Enough Intelligent Food?

    When one pictures a fresh, mouth-watering plate of food, it’s likely to be a colourful one. Unlike the reductionist view of nutrition, fruits and vegetables are far more than just carbohydrates. A new wave of research is diving deep down into the complex world of phytonutrients. These scientists intend to uncover the dynamic botanical interplay that may be key for many modern day diseases. From macro to phytonutrient Back in the early 80’s food was just seen as calories and energy, today our perception has shifted and food is now seen as nutrient density. It is currently understood that phytochemicals play a vital role in many important functions including our…

  • Placenta Encapsulation: Your Postnatal Feel Good Pill

    No woman should have to start her journey into motherhood with the immobilizing state of postnatal depression (PND). Yet this century has seen a consistent rise in this debilitating condition. Thankfully women today have discovered the happy pill that really works! After decades of research scientists have been dumbfounded by postnatal depression. No drug or supplement has been able to cure this elusive state of being. But what if it wasn’t a disorder as much as a deficiency? What if humans had eliminated a vital component of post birth recovery without realizing it? All mammals eat their placenta and many cultures have been known to do the same. Whether it…

  • How to Nourish Your Hormone Harmony

    Today more and more women are suffering from symptoms of unhappy hormones. Whether it’s polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, or hot flushes, these problems all stem from the same culmination of stressors. In fact problems with adrenal stress, thyroid disorders, reproductive health and mental emotional health, all go hand in hand. There is no separation, the group of endocrine glands and neurotransmitters all function together in one beautiful orchestra. When we learn to listen to our internal signals, we hear the call of our hormones. Weight gain, water retention, depression, mood swings, sleep problems, digestive problems, low energy levels, reactiveness, anxiety, low libido, skin problems, reproductive irregularities, slow metabolism, panic attacks, neurosis,…

  • Self-Obsession & Self-Nurturing: A Fine Line

    For many generations western principles have encouraged us to either strive for power and recognition, or to give of ourselves until we are depleted. Yet these concepts are clearly not working for us. Today life is no longer primitive, we are surrounded by high-tech gadgets and specialized health and beauty treatments. We no longer have to rely on our neighbors, we can simply pay for any services needed. We appear to be completely self reliant for the first time in history. Society has become so efficient that if one seeks help for depression, the doctor will hand you a little box of white pills to take your problems away. The same as a gynecologist will do…

  • Loving Your Body – Story and All

    We are born with one body; one beautiful, intelligent, dynamic, body that allows us to experience all the joyful sensations of this life. The body is more resilient than you could ever imagine. It can do processes that show miracles exist. The body is like a filing cabinet, it holds on to the story of our life, including all the unprocessed fear, guilt, shame, anger and resentment. We judge our body when: We have lost our inspiration for life. We have been judged by our loved ones. We feel a sense of shame. We feel we are not doing things the way they ‘should’ be.  We believe we should look like someone…

  • Trust, Intuition and the Gap…

    What is trust?  It is a sense of feeling safe, of leaning into something. So what happens when we trust something that we do not really understand, that we cannot measure and rationalize with our logical minds? This sense of deep trust holds the real magic in life.  It is the place that brings unexpected, joyful gifts, it is the place where we have access to a wisdom far and beyond any book, it is the place where our heart and soul reside. To truly trust, is freedom. So how do we do this? … Start with something simple.  How about trusting in your body? It is consistently with you throughout your life…

  • Your Healing Journey

    Your body.  This wonderful vehicle, that allows you to  touch, laugh, dance, play, eat, smell and experience the multiple wonders of life, doesn’t do things for no reason. To explore a healing journey starts with acceptance, patience and the realization that this is not a linear path… Your Body Knows Most of us grew up with concept that it’s weak to be vulnerable. That if we feel something is not OK, then we must just keep pushing through.  We often start out life learning that the body is simply meant to get us from A to B and we must ignore any signals we feel from the body; masking symptoms with chemical medications. We have learnt…

  • Acts of Kindness

    Everyday we experience moments of choice.  In every situation, our response is a choice.  To respond with kindness does not mean giving your power away, or compromising yourself.  Quite the contrary, kindness is simply a manor in which we choose to communicate, whether we are saying no thank you, or thank you, being kind simply takes no effort. I really had a chance to see this in practice, in the intense environment of a public health birth unit. It was a day, like many others, where the ward was full to the brim with laboring mothers.   Every nurse, midwife and gynae was rushed off their feet.  Many of them…

  • I Trust My Body

    What does it mean to trust your body?  Why should you have to?  What is there to trust? Maybe our body holds our innate truth? Maybe it is our barometer illuminating unresolved stories through pain and other online gaming imbalances? And maybe the body shows us what is working for us and what isn’t? Our body is the only thing in this life that is really ours; best we look after it. Over the last century we have been part of quite a large experiment. Through the industrial revolution humans have discovered many interesting processes and products. But since mechanical medicine has overridden empirical medicine our ability to listen to the body’s signals is no longer encouraged. We have…