Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

Pregnancy Birth, Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, The Birthing Journey

Birth Without Fear

One of the most important things I learnt during my pre-birth preparations was this: when you are fearful/worried during labour, your entire body (insides included)

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Pregnancy Birth, Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, The Birthing Journey

Raspberry Leaf Tea

Have you heard about taking raspberry leaf tea whilst pregnant?  Is it an old wives tale, or does it actually work? Upon announcing at my

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Pregnancy Birth, Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, The Birthing Journey

Birth Preferences

An important aspect of our Calmbirth classes was preparing our birth preferences or intentions.  These have also been known as birth plans but the word

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Pregnancy Birth, Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, The Birthing Journey

Position is Everything

Before we start, I have a question for you.  When you picture yourself giving birth, what position do you see yourself in…? If you’re anything

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Pregnancy Birth, Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, The Birthing Journey

Hi, I'm Carinya!

…and these are my two cherubs!  Together with my husband, we longed for and dreamt of these babes for many years… a roller-coaster of emotions that ultimately led us to the miracles of modern day science: IVF/ICSI.

Join me as I share my journey of infertility and IVF as well as my two incredible, calm, natural and pain-free births (yes, you read that right!).

I believe that my amazing birthing experiences resulted largely from being both intentional and informed… two things that every expectant woman can be.

Thanks for being here!  xo

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My Birth Stories

Our Infertility Journey

“Thank you Carinya! I am a first time mum and had so much fear about birth. I read everything you wrote and learnt so much. I had a beautiful water birth! Calm and joyful and, thanks to the EPI-NO, I had only a graze."

– DANA R.

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