Sharon Moloney, PhD

Miraculous Moments

Holistic Fertility Therapy, Birth Preparation and Hypnotherapy


My Publications


Book Chapter:
Moloney, S. (2014). From menstrual shame to bleeding as a spiritual practice.  In The Psychology of Shame, Kevin G. Lockhart (ed.), Nova Main Publishers, N.Y.

Journal Articles:
Moloney, S. & Gair, S. (2015). Empathy and spiritual care in midwifery practice: Contributing to women’s enhanced birth experiences. Women and Birth, IN PRESS.

Moloney, S. (2013). Considering hyperemesis gravidarum as a spiritual condition: one woman's story of endurance. 
Essentially MIDIRS, 4 (10).

Gair, S. & Moloney, S. (2013). Broadening notions of ‘missing persons’ to increase social inclusion, public empathy and healing: Considering the case of children missing through adoption. Journal of Social Inclusion, 4 (1).

Gair, S. & Moloney, S. (2013). Unspeakable stories: When counter narratives are deemed unacceptable. 
Qualitative Research Journal, 31 (1).  

Moloney, S. (2011). Focus Groups as Spiritual Encounters. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10 (1), .

Moloney, S. ( 2010). How Menstrual Shame Affects Birth.  Women and Birth.   DOI:

Moloney, S. (2010). Menstruation Tales from the Land of the Rainbow Serpent.  Metaformia.

Moloney, S. (2010). The Legacy of Abandonment Through Adoption: Naomi's story of transformation. Australian Journal of Adoption, 2 (1).

Moloney, S. (2009). Birth as a Spiritual Initiation: Australian women’s experiences of transformation.  
Australian Religion Studies Review, 22 (2), Special Supplement.

Moloney, S. (2008). Mothers and Daughters at Menarche: An Indigenous inspired quiet revolution. 
Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 10 (2).

Moloney, S. (2007). Dancing with the Wind: a methodological approach to researching women’s spirituality around menstruation and birth. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 6 (1).

Moloney, S. (2006). The Spirituality of Childbirth.   Birth Issues, 15 (2).

Other Publications:

Recovering from Birth Trauma: Finding the silver lining. Birth Matters: Journal of Maternity Coalition, 16 (2), 2012.

Do Yourself a Favour: A heads up for doing an MPR Review. Australian Midwifery News. September, 2011.

Inspiring Stories of Pioneer Women of the Bush. Birth Matters: Journal of Maternity Coalition, 15 (1), 2011.

An Experience of Miscarriage from a Spiritual Perspective, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 21 (2), 2011.

Birth and Female Spirituality. Birth Matters: Journal of Maternity Coalition, 13 (3), 2010.

The Test.  In anthology: Unborn Beauty: Celebrating Pregnancy and Parenthood.  R. Manners, Ed., Wombat Books, 2008.

Dismantling the Fear of Birth. Natural Parenting, No. 16, Spring, 2006.

Breastfeeding as Fertility Suppressant: How reliable is it?  MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 8 (3), 1998.