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Janet Purcell

Janet Purcell

Birth Advocate | Registered Nurse |Birth Environment Designer

Janet Purcell of Birthplace is a positive birth advocate who has set out to change how we birth in Australia. With a background in healthcare and a great love of birth and pregnancy, she’s committed to fostering creativity, support, celebration and confidence in how women birth.
Birthplace creates and curates the best birthing resources to give women the confidence and comfort essential to a positive birth experience. 

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Choosing a Maternity Photographer | My personal experience

Choosing a Maternity Photographer | My personal experience

My maternity shoot with Tulip Flare I had been asking Tennille from Tulip Flare about when the Jacaranda's bloom where we live ever since i saw her work. She had posted an incredible image of a pregnant woman under the sweeping canopy of fully bloomed purple jacaranda...

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The Dilation Station- Use The Loo To Labour

The Dilation Station- Use The Loo To Labour

  Do you know why the toilet is called 'the dilation station'? There are heaps of benefits to hanging out in the smallest room of the house (or hospital) for labour. Making room for baby During labour our bodies will naturally try to make room for baby. This may...

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Dates for an easier labour- The Benefits of Dates

Dates for an easier labour- The Benefits of Dates

Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..

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Comfort, softness and warmth

“The birthing comfort kit is such a wonderful product. A hospital delivery suite can be so intimidating and foreign. The comfort, softness and warmth the comfort kit provides takes this clinical edge off, allowing a labouring mother to feel more relaxed and empowered.”

Sally Dobson | Australia

Registered Nurse

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Can I use these products in hospital?

Yes! And your midwife will love them.

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What are Birth Affirmations?

Birth Affirmations replace negative feelings and fears with positive uplifting thoughts.

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The pillow and throw were very comforting in the lead up to and during the birth of my little one. The affirmation cards were great, they kept me focused through a drug free natural birth.The midwives and even my OB commented on how fab they were!
Eileen McNally | Australia

I bought the affirmation cards for my best friend, because I was going to be overseas during the birth of her first child (whose labour and birth I was meant to attend). She used the cards at home when labour first started, then took them to the hospital too. She mentioned how good they were at helping her get through the labour and apparently all of the midwives loved them too. It was so great to be able to share some encouraging words with my friend, even if I couldn’t be there in person to give them.
Emma Hunt | Australia