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Sing Your Baby to You

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SoundBirth is about “Singing Your Baby to You” before, during and after the birth on ALL levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

I believe that the most important part of our job as a Mother is to build and maintain an emotional connection with your child. The more connected or “attached” you are the more you are able to “read” and meet the ever changing needs of your growing child. This leads to a happy and content baby and a fulfilling...

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My Second SoundBirth

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My First SoundBirth
My first SoundBirth was one of those “ecstatic” births.  At home.  Floating in water.  Making beautiful toning sounds with the sound of a crystal singing bowl…until the end of course when I let out my usual primal scream!  It was a much shorter birth than the previous two, also at home in water.  I put it all down to the use of my voice and crystal bowl…and decided to share these awesome tools with the world…hence...

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SoundBirth Helps Mum Meditate During Labour

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"Wow, I am so happy that I did the step on searching for crystal bowls during labor, and even happier that I had found you, even though you live on the other side of the world!

On October 1st 2013 I came from work and my children brought me a small box and at first I didn’t know what it was until I looked at the return address and it said Australia!  Your CD had arrived!  I did my routine duties (as my youngest calls it lol). Got the children to bed, ate, and did one of my...

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Is SoundBirth for Me?

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So you have heard about SoundBirth and now you are wondering if SoundBirth is for you!  

Here is a list of 10 reasons for having a SoundBirth and then I will leave it up to you to decide if this is for you or not!

1. You want with ALL of your heart to experience a NATURAL BIRTH.

2. You would like to feel EMPOWERED before, during and after the birth.

3. You feel anxious about how you will manage the pain...without drugs!

4. You have had a previous traumatic birth experience and would like to...

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5 Reasons Why SoundBirth Might NOT Be for You!

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I get it.  Not EVERYONE is going to want to have a SoundBirth!  We are ALL different.  Different thoughts, desires, experiences, partners.  Plus it takes courage to do something different!  

Not many people (yet) have taken a crystal singing bowl into a birthing suite and had their husband play it for hours and hours... (yes this has actually happened in several Perth hospitals so far!). Trying to get your husband to rub your back a certain way and say the "right"...

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How to Play a Bowl at Birth

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It is important for both the partner and any other support person to know how to play a crystal singing bowl so that there can always be someone there playing the bowl for you (the birthing woman) during each contraction.  After all, if the sound of the bowl does indeed become the woman's favourite birthing ritual someone will NEED to be playing that bowl ... believe me!

Make sure your partner practices playing the bowl whenever he / she has a chance BEFORE the birth. It’s NOT a...

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The DOs and DON'Ts When Playing Your Bowl

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For the safety of bowl, your ears and other people's ears please follow these bowl playing guidelines! 

  1. ALWAYS place your bowl on its rubber “O” ring no matter what surface you have placed it on.  This will keep it stable while you play it and prevent it from shattering if on a rough/hard surface or slipping off a smooth surface.
  2. Do not put the bowl on people’s bodies and play as it could fall off and break.
  3. NEVER play too loud near a pregnant belly or baby....

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All About Those Bowls!

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Here I will share with you what I know about these awesome bowls from my own personal experience and from a bit of reading and this will be enough for you and your partner or other birth support person to be able to use your bowl in a safe and effective way during your SoundBirth. 

History of Bowls making Sounds!

Have you seen and heard those metal Tibetan singing bowls? The Tibetan monks created these bowls centuries ago to be used for healing, ritual and practical purposes. They are made...

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Entrain Your Brain into Alpha

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I LOVE entrainment! The one and only scientific term that I LOVE!

Since I started reading about entrainment, I can see it working everywhere!  And can see how important it is to know about it when it comes to giving birth and being a Mother.

What is Entrainment?

In 1666 Dutch physicist Christian Huygens, the inventor of the pendulum clock noticed that the pendulums of 2 clocks mounted on the same wall had synchronised! This was the birth of the term “entrainment”.

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Bringing and Ancient Tool into the Modern World

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This is what I spoke about at the Australian Homebirth Conference in March 2016.  I'm sharing this for those who couldn't be there.  Enjoy :)

The Most Ancient Tool in the Universe!

Sound, heard and unheard is everywhere and everything.
 
Sound has been around since before the beeping of technology, the brumming of cars, the singing of humans, the roaring of dinosaurs and even before the BIG BANG that created our beautiful planet.
 
Sound has the power to destroy walls, create...

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