Good Things Come to Those Who Wait – PART 1

Around four years ago I made a big decision. After 10 years of relying on hormonal contraceptive methods for basically the entirety of my twenties, I decided to stop taking the Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP).  For those of you who’ve been following Otherwiseliving since I wrote my first blog post back in January 2014, you’ll know ...

Birth and Pregnancy Options Melbourne: PART 2

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My Personal Decision Making Process In Part One I shared all the different options available to you when it comes to choosing pregnancy and birth care in Melbourne. Here in Part Two I’m going to share the process I went through with my partner – both from the head and heart perspective in deciding what model of pregnancy ...

Women’s Health + Education + Womb Wisdom

An enthralling combination that gets me excited, inspired and (sometimes) fired up! This started out as a simple Instagram post but as I began typing I realised this was going to turn out longer than anticipated so a spontaneous blog post it is. N.B. Beautiful featured image credit for "Rebirth" goes to the talented Tamara Phillips. You ...

Truthful Tales of a First Trimester

In the years before I became pregnant I began to develop an ideal of what my pregnancy would be like. In effect, I worked to strike up what I thought was some sort of bargain with the Universe. “Okay, so I’m not getting pregnant right away and it appears that things are going to take longer ...