Birth Stories

All I can say whilst I lie on the ground next to the couch that my two girls are sleeping on is that this all feels like a dream. To be honest I’m exhausted so everything seems extremely surreal right ... Read More
Moon during early hours of morning whilst driving to a home birth

“You are love in my eyes” – a dad’s story

I'm blissful, so in love, so grounded and proud all my mahi paid off, being healthy, prepared, educated and connected. Our birth was spiritual, healing, hormonal, intense and full of ahua and wairua. I was visited by my tupuna, my ... Read More
A photographic story

A photographic story

Octavia's birth. (Or the coming of the blood moon baby lol, and why I chose a home birth) I had my first baby in 2012, back then the idea of having a baby in any other setting but hospital scared ... Read More
April 2015 lunar eclipse

Octavia’s birth

This labour was so different from my last two. I was fully expecting the same pattern of nothing and then straight into active labour of about three hours long. But after 12+ hours of very irregular, intense but short surges ... Read More
Birth Story: Willow's Journey

Willow’s Journey