Hypnobirthing

Tips for an empowered pregnancy and birth

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How do you want to feel when you give birth? This is one of the first questions I ask when I meet expectant parents thinking about Hypnobirthing, and the answer that so often comes back is  “I want to feel EMPOWERED“ But what is empowered birth? How can you start feeling empowered?   I‘ve put […]

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Why Hypnobirthing Isn’t For You

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why hypnoborthing isn't for you

You might have heard about hypnobirthing  and how lots of couples are using it to prepare for birth. Perhaps a friend of a friend has done it, or you have read a bit about it in one of your pregnancy books. But you are wondering if it’s right for you.   I specialise in working […]

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How to create a birth vision board

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A vision board is a visual representation of something you want to achieve in life.   By putting it together and then placing it somewhere that you will see it ALL the time. The vision will embed into the subconscious part of your brain…it’s powerful shit the subconscious, representing up to 95% of the brain […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Survive The 4th Trimester

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How To Survive The 4th Trimester

How To Survive The 4th Trimester     Hey Mama to be   I’m guessing you want to be as prepared as you can be for the birth of your baby. You like to know that all bases are covered.   So, You’ve read the birth books, taken antenatal or Hypnobirthing classes along with some […]