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Mira Stannard

Mira Stannard is a pioneer in home and water births and a passionate believer in the influence of a gentle birth and positive parenting on the wellbeing of families and society as a whole. Together with her partner and soulmate, Tansen, she established the Birth and Beyond movement in Nimbin in the 1970s, delivering hundreds of babies including several of her own grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her advice to parents is to "get the mind out of the way & know that you know". Mira has lived in many countries, presented at international conferences and given numerous seminars, teaching people to trust their intuition. After meeting a remarkable teacher in India, Mira has been on a profound spiritual journey which pervades her life and which she draws on to help others”.