Hypnobirthing

Fear, Adrenaline And Their Role In Birth

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Fear, adrenaline and their role in birth

Adrenaline rush…what does that feel like to you?   Perhaps anxiety, or swirling thoughts?  Maybe it’s the physical sensations of the heart-pounding, palms sweating and quick shallow breathing.   However we experience it, it is the body’s reaction to FEAR. Adrenaline is designed to keep us SAFE. When something causes is to feel, uneasy, unsafe. […]

Hypnobirthing

Tips to keep birth moving when we leave our home

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Making the move Research shows that if we arrive at the place where we are going to give birth already in active labour, it reduces this risk for intervention This means that by the time we arrive, our care providers would like us to be over 4 cm dilated or having around 3 contractions in […]

Pregnancy

Dealing with pregnancy anxiety

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  World mental health day last week, really got me thinking, it was an inspiration to read everyone else’s stories and how they have been affected. For me, pregnancy was a time for anxiety to rear its ugly head.  I have put together this piece all about pregnancy anxiety which I suffered from and my […]

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5 Tips for when birth goes ‘off plan’

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Call it birth plan, birth preferences,  birth goals or even have a birth vision board. Whatever. You’ve done your research. Talked to your care providers and have a pretty clear idea of how you would like your birth to be. And that’s great, knowing your options and making informed decisions about your care can be […]

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September playlist

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Early Autumn has to be one of my favourite times of year…partly to do with the fact that I can justify buying a new coat and boots! There’s just something about it that feels like a kinda fresh start. This playlist has some fresh new tunes and some old ones too with a soulful thread […]