Singing and Toning
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 mothering experience.
Dr Sears describes this co…
Most women will have at least one loved one attend her labour whether in hospital or at home. Usually the husband/partner will be there, mother, sister or best friend, and sometimes the siblings in a home birth situation.
All of your loved ones LOVE you and no one enjoys seeing a loved one experiencing pain. Also, none of them have probably every seen or heard you experience pain for what could be for several hours … Maybe they have seen / heard you swear your head off for a few minutes aft…
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 “SoundBirth – Sing Your Baby to You” was born.
My Second SoundBi…
"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 Statistics assignment. …
The kids are screaming, the dog is barking, the washing machine is spinning, the dishwasher is humming, the TV is on, the ipad is beeping and I feel myself getting more and more irritated as I try to put my tired baby back to sleep for the fifth time today…
I start thinking thoughts like:
- “Why can’t the kids just be quiet for once!”
- “Nobody cares that I have to put the baby to sleep”
- “Will that bloody dog ever shut-up!”
- “I can’t stand all this noise”
- “SHUT – UP!!!!”
I start reciting the…
For those of you who don’t know me I want you to know that even though I have a musical background… I am NOT an amazing singer. I have never been taught how to sing and I have never had to sing for an audience (thank goodness). I put myself in the category of ”normal person just wanting to sing”.
- I sing because I want to.
- I sing for my children.
- I sing because it makes me feel happy.
- I sing while I work.
- I sing in the car.
- I sing in the shower.
- I sing during labour (of course…)
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”.
“Entrainment involves the ability o…
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 planets and heal bodies…
It is very common for women in labour to find a ritual that helps them to cope during those birthy contractions. These rituals become their “THING” that NEEDS to be there for them every single time!!! And if it’s not there they can be triggered into feeling anxious, abandoned and even pissed off! So look out!
Here are some examples of birthing rituals:
- Leaning forward onto a birthing ball
- Focusing on something visual like a sparkling diamond ring
- Rocking from side to side while being held …
The idea of creating "SoundBirth Doulas" was born when some of the pregnant women I was talking to about SoundBirth were asking me if someone else could play the bowl for them because
a) their partner didn't want to play the bowl for whatever reason;
b) the woman preferred her partner to be doing other things like holding her hand or giving her a massage or
c) the couple didn't want to purchase a crystal singing bowl.
I also found that birth professionals and sound therapists were interested i…
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