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Hypnobirthing and the Power of Words!

Hypnobirthing and the Power of Words!

I often get asked about Hypnobirthing and whether I recommend it. What you learn in a hypnobirthing course is very similar to certain aspects of pregnancy yoga, so I absolutely recommend it! Hypnobirthing addresses the impact of language use during someone’s pregnancy and birthing journey. Hypnobirthing teaches you the power of words have on your psyche. Let’s …

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my birth story

My TENS machine was a lifesaver!

I used my TENS machine throughout my early labour phase (which lasted 36 hours!) and well into my active labour phase, right until I stepped in my birth pool. My TENS machine was an ABSOLUTE lifesaver! Whilst it didn’t take away the sensations completely, it made them more manageable and took away the intensity. When …

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my home birth

My Home Birth

Something is happening! I love reading birth stories, and especially those of home births. So thought I would share the story of how Sienna arrived earthside! My surges started at 2am on Sunday. I had had a brilliant evening beforehand when my cousin came by for dinner – our first post-lockdown get-together. We ended up …

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6 ways to make your Labour Ward feel more comfortable

This post explores 6 ways to make a Labour Ward hospital room feel more comfortable when you give birth. As an Independent Midwife and Pregnancy Yoga Teacher, I’ve learnt that there are some things you can do to reduce stress during labour. And things are getting stressful in the land of maternity care and specifically labour care. …

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