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. […]

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 […]

Pregnancy

Why you should consider birthing in the dark…

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Why you should consider birthing in the dark...

I’m back again to talk about hormones! I know you have heard me banging on about oxytocin till the cows come so I’m starting with something less obvious but equally pivotal when it comes to birth.   Time for a curveball   Let’s talk about cats (stay with me). Have you ever had a cat […]

Hypnobirthing

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 […]

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 […]

Hypnobirthing

10 Top Tips For Birth Partners

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10 Top Tips For Birth Partners

10 Top Tips For Birth Partners   To all you birth partners out there; if you are even on this page, seeking out how to be a good birth partner, then chances are, you are already well on your way.   But hey, it never hurts to be too prepared right? It’s common for birth […]

Motherhood

‘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, […]