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If your baby is feeling ill and you are feeling helpless, we have some good news for you! Breastfeeding is a great way to help her feel better as breastmilk contains immune boosting nutrients and can even help to reduce pain! It’s not just about the antibodies though. Nursing is a deep emotional experience, which helps you and baby relax, and in turn manage illness better.

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“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I never looked for a midwife or water birth, but I think God placed her right on my path. My heart needed this birth more than I knew. I wanted to deliver this baby naturally and I got just that.

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Newborn Neri Adel Els

April 17, 2019

All the darkness in the world, can not extinguish the light from a single candle” – Francis of Assis
“The name Neri is a girl’s name of Hebrew, Greek origin meaning “burning light”.
Meet the “burning light” in the Els household.

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“The faint tinkle of bottles spreads in the breeze as she starts preparing homeopathics that she is mixing together for the birth of their child.”
I have my amazing husband and our beautiful son and all three of us are safe and together. I am surrounded by love and care – amazing healers stand around me as I receive the news. I’m overwhelmed with appreciation. I feel nothing but gratitude and love.

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“I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.”
I didn’t want to be bed-bound for hours after birth, I wanted to deliver her and then spend all the time in the world with her, skin-to-skin.

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Skin-to-skin contact between mom and baby during the golden hour is a special bonding experience, a wonderful way to strt the relationship.

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Birth | The role of a Doula | Johannesburg and Pretoria Birht Photographer

I have had the privilege to work with many wonderful doulas and I would like to say thank you! Thank you not only for your servant heart but also for what you are doing for woman. In a place of vulnerability you aid us in being strong, in a place of insecurities you reassure, in a place of fear you speak hope!

Birth | Alexander’s Birth | Pretoria Birth Photographer

Birth | Alexander’s Birth | Pretoria Birth Photographer

This is our story. Yours? Well I don’t know, but I truly hope that it is magical. That you will be strong and brave. That you will know that YOU are a birthing queen, regardless of the birth you have or the plans that you make, because life has a funny way of working out just right…