Such an important topic and when you hear the statistics that Joyce shares in this interview its truly so strange that we don’t talk about it more. The Blues, Depression….. We need to talk about it …
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Its certainly time we had another Doula on the show. Its no secret I think Doulas Rock! I am so thrilled to introduce Mari Gordon this week while we get to hear why she has such a positive fresh approach to birth and life.
X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Mari (Gordon) is a US native who has been living in the Netherlands for the past 19 years. Having done just about everything under the sun, she finally decided to answer a calling, and completed her doula training with JJ Doula Training in Amsterdam in 2012. She feels especially passionate about childbirth education and breastfeeding support. Alongside her growing doula practice, she’s the proud mother of two very sassy little girls.
“Open, Flexible, Positive”
I was thrilled to have Pip from Birth Savvy on Episode 14 who is so passionate about birth, outcomes, people knowing their options and asking for what they want. So very often discussed but never is there really a what to avoid or a where to look…. here are some tips to consider for your birth plan. Why you need one… why its ok to call it a plan and what might never be accepted if it was in one. So as you can imagine this week is a very important message that all mums to be would love to hear. One to certainly be shared many times!!
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X Dr Kaz Jaffe
Pip is a childbirth educator, midwife and mother of four who is a passionate advocate of empowering parents to create better births. Over a decade ago Pip was charged with the antenatal classes program and teaching at a large private hospital. Working as a midwife at the time, Pip decided to enrol in formal childbirth education study through Birth International. The study dramatically changed her understanding and approach to prenatal education.
With the birth of her fourth child, her first with an obstetrician in the private hospital, Pip realised the real need to create an independent childbirth education service, operating externally and alongside the system.
She launched “Birth Savvy – Ask for What You Want” in early 2013 which promotes Better Birthing through education. Workshops are held throughout WA and focus on helping parents get the birthing experience they deserve through increasing their confidence and knowledge and promoting an equal partnership with their obstetricians. Since the inauguration of “Birth Savvy”, Pip has discovered the complimentary practice of hypnobirthing, and has since qualified as a Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner.
Through her passion for improving birth experiences for couples Pip has become a sort after commentator on maternity issues and makes regular appearances on National Radio and TV. She has also been asked to written opinion pieces for national newspapers. She has also contributed to magazines and online blogs, such as Practical Parenting, Empowering Birth and www.onyamagazine.com Pip was also awarded the National Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner of Excellence 2014/2105
“Enjoy the pregnancy, its such a special time, you are growing a human being”