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  1. Birth is only the beginning so come here to discuss parenting. This part of the forum is named in honour of Hestia, the Greek goddess of the hearth and home. Let her warm you and nurture you.

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    1. Just normal, perfect and optimal. WHO recommends a minimum of 2 years for optimal health. Come learn how and support others!

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    2. Supporting ourselves and our children with gentle sleepy information for day or night.

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    3. Evidence based, co-operative guidance. No violent or coercive discipline will be supported but a desire to change and learn will be lovingly supported.

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    4. Ring sling, structured carrier, wrap...whatever your passion, the place to discuss wearing our babies.

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    5. Come here to pose those big questions on nurturing your child's learning. Find out about different styles and philosophies that inform educational debate.

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  2. If we give birth at home, that makes our homes very special spaces. Come here to share hints and tips on household management, greener living, recipes and all the other things which make our home lives more pleasurable!

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    1. Book reviews, book swap, book discussion.

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    2. Share all your great recipes and cooking tips to support healthy living.

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    3. An area to discuss all things cloth nappy and elimination communication related. Let's tread lightly on the earth, but remember it's not a tenet of attachment parenting!

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    4. Become self-sufficient and discover sustainable living, from permaculture in the suburban backyard to cob or strawbale building.

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    5. For the travellers, campers, caravaners, and nomads among us.

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    6. A subforum for those who have paid advertisements on JB to update members on their business and specials. Please contact Selene or email advertising@joyousbirth.info for advertising information.

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  3. A place to learn about and discuss how to keep our bodies joyfully functioning and healthy. Body image to yoga to exercise, come chat about it here.

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    2. Education, information and support for women seeking to understand, manage and revitalise the ways in which they relate to others in intimate relationships of all kinds, as well as more widely. Choosing healthy relationships starts here!

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    3. We only have one body, love the one you're in! Discussions include body acceptance, size acceptance, and Health At Every Size (HAES).

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    4. Hints, tips and support for nurturing your inner woman whether it's meditation, bathing or educating yourself!

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    5. Menopause, cessation of menstruation, emotional changes, the journey of life once fertility is ending and other ways forward are calling us.

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  4. Health is more than the absence of illness.

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    1. Discussion on particular healing modalities and careproviders.

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    2. Come here to post your vaccination research, ask questions and discuss various vaccines and diseases.

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    3. Growing bacteria and yeasts in your home is an effective and cheap way to obtain probiotics. Learn about how probiotics and prebiotics support and heal the gut, fermented foods and drinks and how to go about introducing fermented foods in your diet.

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  5. Come here to celebrate your cycles. Learn how to honour the cyclical changes from each bleed to the next. Be supported by a loving circle of bleeding and ovulating women.

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