Recent research from the University of Alberta, found that women who exercise during their pregnancy are 20% less likely to need a caesarean section and 31% less likely to have a large baby. I think that we already knew that exercise has its benefits, but it is nice to see the research backing up what we suspected…… Read More
Archives for May 2015
Melissa Spilsted is featured with a panel of experts in natural therapies in this June 2015 Nature & Health Magazine article about achieving a drug-free birth.
Just for a bit of fun! Here is our official ‘trailer’ for the Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioners Conference in Brisbane, 2015. Dr Sarah Buckley was our keynote speaker and a number of our very talented practitioners (Pip Wynn Owen, Shari Lyon, Tracey Rose & Vicki Hobbs) also presented some very informative sessions for us. It was wonderful to… Read More
Hi Melissa, just though I would send you a pic of our new little man Ethan Patrick. Born on the 4th May at 5:55pm. I Had a lovely calm birth (until transition then went a but primal) haha but my midwife said it was one of the most beautiful births she has attended. It was… Read More
I was chatting to a friend today about how we and previous generations have been conditioned to associate ‘sickness’ with calling the doctor and receiving a script to take medication. One of my favourite nursery rhymes as a child was “Miss Polly had a Dolly”. If you aren’t already familiar with it, it goes like this…… Read More
I still cannot get over the difference in my two births – I would never have believed myself capable of a natural, unassisted birth. It was an absolute highlight in my life and I have no doubt I will be just as amazed by it, and just as proud of myself, when I am 80 years old!
I can’t thank you enough Melissa. We’ll be back for a refresher course when we are due with #3 – oh yes! I can’t wait to do it again. It was fantastic.