This top 75 Parenting & Health Politics publication on Substack is about creating the conditions for happier, healthier outcomes in the birthing year—in spite of the many disruptions to our Natural biological processes created by the technology employed in most mainstream maternity care (and even in our own homes and workplaces). Written by yours, truly, Nikko Kennedy, for parents and practitioners who want to improve their experiences with giving and getting pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care.

Brighter Days, Darker Nights is an ad-free Substack publication complete with a 3 year post archive, multiple courses, classes and workshops, and rapidly growing community of parents and perinatal wellness practitioners. To get new posts and member benefits, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.

Why subscribe?

Anyone can read the most recent posts for free on the web and in the Substack website and app. You can find my most recent year of free posts in the archive here and follow my Substack Notes here (Substack Notes is social media, but only for Substack readers and writers—a thoughtful crowd, for the most part).

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Free subscribers of Brighter Days, Darker Nights also get:

  1. My Circadian Pregnancy Protocol (Downloadable PDF)

  2. Email updates for new public posts

  3. Free subscriber chat threads

"I’m interested in learning about the best ways to bring my baby into relationship with light and water, and get myself into optimized rhythms for life.”

~ Note from Oona, paid subscriber

Paid subscribers also get:

  1. Access to the Complete 3+ Year Archive

  2. The Circadian Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy Workshop: Workshop

  3. The Quantum Newborn Jaundice Course: Course

  4. Replay archive of live community classes: Replays

  5. Start your own threads in the community chat: Post Your Questions Here

"i am a birth and postpartum doula in Australia and also starting to heal my circadian rhythm, all of this information is so valuable and i hope to teach this stuff to new mums too!"

~ Note from Juliette, paid subscriber

Practitioner tier subscribers get everything! No paywalls anywhere.

  1. Access to all regular and paid subscriber resources

  2. Access to The Circadian and Quantum Birth Community of Practitioners lessons (past and upcoming schedule can be previewed here)

  3. Access to my private Google Drive of research papers (which I to add every month as I am creating new content)

  4. One free 1v1 coaching session lasting up to 60 minutes

  5. Join the Practitioner’s tier here

“Such a great first lesson! And I really appreciate the recommended reading list! My ah-ahs: the synergistic relationship of melatonin and oxytocin to support an easier labor and the importance of a strong circadian rhythm in even pair bonding and gender differentiation. My question would be so do you feel like this may be playing a role into why there is such a high divorce rates as well as this emergence of gender fluidity because our circadian balance is so skewed?”

~Comment from Lauren, Practitioner tier subscriber

About the Author

v1Nikko Kennedy, CLD, BS and mother of four

Nikko is a leading perinatal quantum biology practitioner with clients in the US, Australia, and Europe, and followed by readers and fans worldwide at her Top 75 Parenting & Health Politics publication, Brighter Days, Darker Nights on Substack. She is also a certified labor and postpartum doula with a B.S. in Biopsychology from the University of Oregon and student assistant midwife. Nikko has been exploring the big question of “how can we improve care of pregnant women and newborn babies (mother-baby)” for the past 17 years. Learn more about Nikko and book 1-1 virtual visits at nikkokennedy.com. Before launching her birth business, Nikko worked for a decade as an online marketing consultant for authors, entrepreneurs and nonprofits. She offers online wellness business and marketing coaching on a limited basis. Inquire via email below or book a meet & greet to discuss further.

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Email Nikko at nikko@brighterdaysdarkernights.com or book a complimentary consult to get help deciding which tier or service offering is right for you.


All material contained in this publication is for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, or cure any medical condition, nor to replace medical advice offered by qualified health care providers. Any application of the material provided is at your own discretion and is your own, sole responsibility.

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Certified labor and postpartum doula and leading perinatal quantum biology practitioner with clients in the US, Australia, Scandinavia, and Europe, followed by readers and fans worldwide.