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Ballarat's Passionate Doula & Birth Photographer helping you get the birth you want! Get your FREE eBook to rock Natural Birth at my website! Sandy xx

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This always breaks my heart. Studies show that letting your beautiful tiny new baby cry without being comforted effects the brain long term.. It makes me so sad. . Image: Birth Power at Ballarat, Victoria

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TYPO!!! . *** I meant to say $150 OFF ALL MATERNITY SHOOTS! *** . Tag your pregnant friends to let them know!!! . Book in with Ballarat Birth Support now to receive a $150 DISCOUNT for maternity sessions shot in October, November and December! . -Use PayRight to pay your session off over 3, 6 or 12 months! -Exclusive use of my handmade props, costume and attire in a secret, lush location! - Indoor and Outdoor photography included. - ALL images included- no secret catches or anything! . Don't put off or miss capturing this incredible time in your life. Being pregnant with this babe is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Don't miss it. . Book in TODAY to make sure you snatch up one of these spots as this year is ending quickly! . Tag your pregnant friends now to let them know that I made this typo!! at Ballarat, Victoria

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This has to end! This and things exactly like this are things that I HAVE HEARD AT BIRTHS! #breakthesilence #obstetricalviolence #rapeculture #consent #howtohealabadbirth @freebirthsociety at Ballarat, Victoria

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*** SAVE $100 on Maternity Photos! *** . Pregnant and looking to book in your maternity shoot? . Book in with Ballarat Birth Support now to receive a $100 DISCOUNT for maternity sessions shot in October, November and December! . -Use PayRight to pay your session off over 3, 6 or 12 months! -Exclusive use of my handmade props, costume and attire in a secret, lush location! - Indoor and Outdoor photography included. - ALL images included- no secret catches or anything! . Don't put off or miss capturing this incredible time in your life. Being pregnant with this babe is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Don't miss it. Book in TODAY to make sure you snatch up one of these spots as this year is ending quickly! . Tag your pregnant friends now to let them know! at Ballarat, Victoria

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Dear Mama with Pregnancy, Birth Trauma or Regrets, Oh please, Dear Mama, please stop should-ing all over yourself. You did the best you could in that moment. You made the best choices in that moment. No one ever tries to make anything other than the best choices for themselves and their children. Please do not trick yourself into thinking that you are worthy of carrying so much guilt over your baby's birth. Today I was honoured to hold space for those who have experienced birth trauma. I was overwhelmed (and surprised!) at the amount of guilt in which these strong, powerful women held... I've never heard so many "I should have....."s. Please, dear, dear mother. Please trust yourself. You KNOW yourself. You know that you would not have done anything other than what you perceived to be the best for yourself and your baby in that moment of intensity. I trust you. Please. It's time to let go and trust yourself. Yourself now and yourself then. No more shoulds, dearest one... All my love, Sandy xxx #birth #birthtrauma #birthtraumahealing #womenscircle #redtent #traumaticbirth #howtohealabadbirth #pregnancy #doula #midwife #obstetrician #ballarat #ballaratdoula #sandytai #ballaratbirthsupport #should #birthsupport #sandytai #sandytaidoula #sandytaiphotographer #sandytaieducator at Ballarat, Victoria

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Birth. No matter how it happens, its always exquisite to capture! Welcome Earthside beautiful baby boy <3 ....... Interested in having your birth story captured? I am now booking clients for 2019. Call now to book a spot as they are being booked up early. at Ballarat, Victoria

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A letter to my one year postpartum self, Stop hating you for thinking you have an ugly stomach and start loving you for how absolutely stunning and beautiful you were and still are for carrying and caring for you two gorgeous little humans. Stop thinking about how hard you need to work at bouncing back after baby even if at 1 year postpartum you still look pregnant and focus on your objectives at staying healthy and happy and active. Stop worrying about what others will think if they see your wrinkled stomach and start thinking about how absolutely blessed you are for what you've created. Be you! Be the best you, your negative energy about you and your body shows and it's ugly. Give yourself some grace (a lot) and time (a whole lot) to heal emotionally, mentally and physically. You're one tough mama and you've got this. 💪 Embrace you today and remember that your kids adore you, in the world of so much hate let their love nurture you back to loving you! Now, tomorrow when Levi turns 1, don't just celebrate him, celebrate your "birth" day and know that you are amazing no matter how you feel. With all the love, Your dearest self! #teamself . . . Via @denupzter 😘 . . . #selflove #radicalselflove #letter #postpartumbody #prebabybody #ugly #beautiful #snapback #weightloss #language #power #focus #happy #healthy #stomach #belly #active #embrace #bodymindsoul #nurture #nourish #heal #birthday #selfesteem #confidence #bodypositive #acceptance #peace

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Controversial subject! And one I actually have an open option on! What are your thoughts on infant circumcision? at Ballarat, Victoria

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Are you pregnant? . Wanting a calm birth but feeling a bit nervous or just looking for some extra labour comfort techniques to add to your birth team? Check out the different options that I have to offer for Birth Support. Studies show that you have MUCH lower rates of having a cesarean birth, unnecessary intervention and medical pain relief when I'm around! . Give me a bell today to chat Sandy xx at Ballarat, Victoria

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Bring on all the September babies!!! at Ballarat, Victoria

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Now that Ballarat Birth Support has teamed up with PayRight, a buy now and pay later service, you can book and shoot your maternity session and pay it off over 12 months INTEREST FREE! How easy is that? . So if you would like to book in your lush maternity shoot with me (exquisite props, lush location, beautiful gowns and teas provided) PM or call me today to lock it in! . Can't wait to photograph that beautiful body of yours xxx Sandy at Ballarat, Victoria

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If you haven’t read ‘Birth Without Violence’, please do it now. I refer to it frequently in my work. We stopped this sort of bullshit a long time ago because of how god damn wrong it is. . There is NOTHING - and I mean NOTHING - that could justify the handling of a newborn like this in 2018. It’s counter intuitive and completely against evidence based research re: to everything we know is RADICALLY IMPORTANT in the ways babies are born into this world, take their first breaths, establish trust, feel safe, release adrenaline and cortisol etc etc . My beautiful friend and colleague @blissful.herbs wrote the below and I think it explains my fury adequately. . ‘And they wonder why we homebirth. . . 🤤😲😢😔🙁😦😵😨😡😠☠😳🤢😖😯😞😟😕 . . Dude. It's a baby. Not a fish. Not a trophy. Not yours. . . Cord severed too soon, skin to skin with mother truncated or not even facilitated at all, bright lights, cold room - all poor enough practice ... but holding the baby upside down? . . Why. . . If this is how the newborn is treated, makes me wonder about all the things they did to the mother - and all the things they didn't do ... prior to this.’ Words by the lovely Blissful Herbs - nurturing body & soul and @the_angela_gallo at Ballarat, Victoria

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“I got the birth I wanted; the non medicated birth, lights off, time alone with our baby afterwards, delayed cutting of the cord. They said my birth took 6hrs start to finish but to me it felt like 1. I remember just after Melody was born saying I could do that again, no worries. I felt so empowered, I was able to birth without any fear! “ . Read the rest in the link in my bio x at Ballarat, Victoria

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This divine Queen blew me away with her Milk Bath Maternity session ❤️ I couldn’t be more in love with her images if I tried! Doesn’t she do pregnancy just so darn well?! at Ballarat, Victoria

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Your cervix is not a crystal ball. Dilation cannot tell you when you will have your baby. A dear friend of mine sat at 8cm dilated for 4 weeks before she went into labour. We now know that dilation does not happen at 1 cm per hour! My friends story proves that! Your cervix has to do so much more than just dilate ♥️ Give yourself, your baby, your body and your birth the time it needs to bring your tiny one earthside. Trust the process, Mama xxx #birth #birthwithoutfear #birthsupport #pregnant #pregnancy #doula #midwife #obstetrician #hospitalbirth #homebirth #cesareanbirth #breastfeeding #babybump #ballarat #ballaratdoula #labor #labour #laboranddelivery #hypnobirthing #cervix #dilation #baby #newborn #ballaratbirthsupport #sandytaidoula #sandytaieducator #sandytaiphotographer #birthphotography at Ballarat, Victoria

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