Motherhood

How To Write A Postnatal Plan

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How to write a postnatal plan, I’m guessing this is something you hadn’t given much thought to?   When it comes to birth, I consider a birth plan to be essential as part of the prep you do together. The power of the plan is not in the plan itself it’s about getting informed and […]

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Reclaiming Postpartum The Backlash Against Bounceback

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Reclaiming Postpartum The Backlash Against Bounceback

  Our culture in the UK expects soooo much of new mothers. There are the pressures that we face around feeding our babies, newborn sleep and having a ‘good baby’ (What the actual fuck?!)   Not only that, but we place a crushing expectation on ourselves to lose our baby weight and get back into […]

Pregnancy

10 Everyday Pregnancy Rituals

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10 Everyday rituals for pregnancy If you are looking for ways to connect with your baby or just take a bit of time out in the day for yourself then here are a few simple pregnancy rituals you could try.   Many of these little pockets of peace, come with added stress-relieving benefits too!   […]

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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 […]

Motherhood

10 Top Tips for Postnatal Recovery

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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. […]

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 […]