Love is evidence-based


Often when I work with moms who have experienced a traumatic birth they recount the ways in which their instincts were dismissed or minimized (at best) or told that they were somehow a danger to their child.  I love that more and more evidence-based research is proving that mom’s instincts are, indeed, evidence-based as well. I keep a collection of evidence-based … Read More

The effects of birth trauma

LoriGuest Posts, Newsletters

Time is running out to register for either of the upcoming Labor of Love workshops for birthworkers in Australia – coming in October -register here: October 24-25th 2015 – Geelong, Australia – Labor of Love lifeskills for birthworkers Oct 31st-Nov 1st 2015 – Sydney, Australia – Labor of Love lifeskills for birthworkers I have a very special article for you this week, written by a mom … Read More

Unrealistic Expectations?

LoriGuest Posts, Newsletters

Written by Meg Heket Modern culture views birth as a degrading and humiliating process, one in which women have no control and should expect nothing but a baby afterwards. Women don’t have unrealistic expectations of birth, society has unrealistic expectations of women and of birth. A growing number of sources are proving that when maternity care is humanised, the outcomes … Read More

October 2015 Geelong Registration


Two day intensive for birth professionals- Labor of Love – lifeskills for birthworkers Do you worry about being triggered by the clients you love? Do you worry that caring to much will wear you out? Please join us if being the very best, most present partner with the women you serve sounds like a great way to love your life’s work! This … Read More

Hope for a tired heart …at your fingertips


I talk to moms who are experiencing postpartum depression on a daily basis. I know there are days when the overwhelm of it all seems too much, and it feels like it can never get better. So many days is not enough to say ‘count your blessings’ or ‘it gets better’. First you can argue with yourself (either way you … Read More

Empowered Pregnancy Summit


Upcoming events:  Going on NOW: 2015 Empowered Pregnancy Summit May 17th and 18th – Charlotte NC: The Birth Professional Mindset tools and techniques to help you help your clients 2 days of working together in-person to help you become a better supporter of the women you serve! October and November 2015 – Sydney and Geelong Australia workshops – final details soon! Quick reminder … Read More

Bye-Bye Stuff To Die!


Spring is such a beautiful time, and it is spring in the northern hemisphere. Every time spring comes around again I will admit I am super excited to see what is going to pop up in my garden, and what died over the winter.  Part of what is rewarding for me is seeing what remained healthy and weathered the freeze, and what … Read More