How to Reduce Exhaustion on a Night Shift – for Midwives, Nurses and Health Professionals

  Night shifts can be harsh on your health. They may start out okay but I think we all know it’s just not right to be up all night. We don’t need science to tell us that, we can feel it. Being a midwife is a real calling. Supporting women through the miracle of birth is an incredible skill and such an important  Read More >

6 Natural Birth Prep Techniques That Don’t Include Acupressure

When it comes to natural birth prep techniques, you probably know that we are passionate advocates of acupressure. It’s gentle, effective, comforting, and it’s backed by a plethora of research. But if you haven’t yet taken our acupressure course for midwives or if your client isn’t keen to give it a try, we recommend  Read More >

In Utero: An Honest Review of the Film

Rebecca Mar Young I went to see the In Utero film recently in Randwick at a special screening. I thought going in that it was more for people like myself who are passionate about birth and pregnancy. I was surprised to find that I was wrong. This film is important for us all: women, men, mothers, fathers,  Read More >

Perspectives on Safety During Labour – from the 11th Normal Labour and Birth Conference 2016

By Rebecca Mar Young Following on from my last post on the 11th Normal Labour and Birth Conference 2016, I wanted to share some important information that stayed with me and had a lasting impact. Margaret McCormick, a midwife educator from Melbourne who is currently undertaking a PhD, talked about women’s perception of  Read More >

Acupressure to Ease Birthing Mother’s Distress

  In a wonderful example of the power of acupressure, our student, Midwife of 29 years, Sarah Jobson, used points she'd learned in our accredited home study program for midwives on her birthing client. Not only did she ease the birthing mother's distress, she helped the baby descend and get the mum back into the  Read More >

11th Normal Labour and Birth Conference

By Rebecca Mar Young I enjoy hanging out with midwives. They are some of the most grounded people on earth and they have a solidarity and calmness about them that I admire. I got to hang out with a lot of them recently at the 11th Normal Labour and Birth Conference I attended in Sydney. It was awesome and completely  Read More >

Acupressure to Ease Mastitis and Breast Pain

Midwife Bella Becker is a graduate of our acupressure course for midwives, Ancient Secrets to Better Bumps Births and Babies. She shared with us a case study in which she applied her new knowledge and used acupressure to ease mastitis and breast pain in her client who had recently given birth.   This woman  Read More >

Qi for Beginners – Chinese Medicine in Focus

  When I first heard about Qi I thought it was weird and mysterious and just a little bit cool. I didn’t get it. I really didn’t get it. Qi, for beginners, can be such an abstract concept to get your head around. I can safely say after four years of study and ten years of practising and treating clients, I now  Read More >

Acupressure for Natural Induction

  An acupressure for birth case study by Sarah Jobson, midwife of 28 years, Sydney. Sarah's use of acupressure for natural induction not only helped her client resume her stalled labour, it gave her strength and confidence during her birth when she needed it most. Learn how to use acupressure to help your clients  Read More >

The Best Acupressure Point for Morning Sickness

  Many pregnant women suffer from morning sickness and pregnancy nausea. Even if it’s not super debilitating for her, it can still be there on some level just eating away at her energy and interfering with her efforts to have a positive pregnancy experience. Morning sickness and nausea completely take away from  Read More >