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Tips For A Stress Free Pregnancy

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Tips for a stress free pregnancy

  Being pregnant can be pretty stressful, even at the best of times.   Pregnancy, birth and the early days of parenting are some of the most transformational times in our adult lives. Emotionally, hormonally, physically,  even our relationships can evolve and transform. It’s no wonder these life-changing moments can trigger anxiety and stress reactions […]

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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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10 Top Tips for Postnatal Recovery

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10 tips for postnatal recovery

10 top tips for postnatal recovery   Postnatal, postpartum. 4th-trimester or even matresence, call it whatever you will.   The weeks and months after the birth of your baby can be a roller coaster of hormone fluctuations, sleep deprivation and navigating life as a new parent.  All the same, time the body is still physically […]

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. […]

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Preparing for life after birth with a Mothermoon

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Preparing for life after birth with a Mothermoon

  In the run-up to our Ten Moons Pregnancy Day retreat in September, We are taking the time to speak to all of the event collaborators to share their wisdom and give some insight into what to expect on the day. First up is Sarah Tessier, South East London based Postnatal doula, founder of the […]

Hypnobirthing

Tips To Prepare For A Positive Induction

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Tips to Prepare for a Positive Induction

  Tips To Prepare For A Positive Induction   Lovely Mama to be   Induction is one of the most common ‘what ifs’ As many as one in 5 babies in the UK are the result of an induction. Certainly, for the couples I meet on my East London Hypnobirthing courses, it’s one of the […]

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‘Mum Guilt’ and Why It’s Time to Wave Goodbye

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Mum Guilt

‘Mum Guilt’ and Why It’s Time to Wave Goodbye   I have been reading Rebecca Schillers’ –  No Guilt pregnancy plan this week and it’s inspired me to write this post   Let’s talk about Mum guilt then –  The struggle is real! Or even ‘Mum to be guilt’. This feeling can start in pregnancy, […]