When we talk about birth we talk about the 3 stages of labour: stage 1 is the dilation stage, when your cervix is drawing up and opening to allow baby out. Stage 2 is the ‘pushing’ stage – although in hypnobirthing we encourage breathing the baby out rather than forced pushing. Stage 3 is birthing ... Read More about The Third Stage of Labour – What You Need to Know
OMG I have created my own hypnobirthing podcast! I’m pretty excited about it, if you can’t already tell. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? The Hypnobirthing Podcast is a series on the positive effects of hypnobirthing. Episodes will be a mixture of useful information around birth, discussions on various ... Read More about The Hypnobirthing Podcast
Four years ago when my husband and I told people we had attended a hypnobirthing course to prepare for the birth of our baby, we got many a raised eyebrow and lots of hilarious ‘did you have your wind chime and joss sticks with you?’ comments. Of course, we both knew something these people didn’t, ... Read More about What Hypnobirthing means to me
Most of us have been there, the end of pregnancy is no joke and most women feel heavy, sluggish and just desperate to meet their babies! I am often asked the best ways to get labour started – sometimes I wish I knew a sure fire way as I’d be very rich! Unfortunately no such way exists, BUT there are ... Read More about How to get labour started
One of the things I talk to the couples on my hypnobirthing course about is the importance of a birth plan. Or birth ‘preferences’ as I prefer to call it. The easiest way to explain its importance is to liken it to planning a wedding. Birth is like a wedding Your wedding day is seen as one of ... Read More about Is a birth plan important?
When I had my first daughter 3 years ago I fully intended to give breastfeeding a try, I knew it could be hard but I was adamant I wanted to give it my best shot. When she was born however, she had different ideas - she refused to latch. I tried for weeks to get her to latch but she just wouldn’t. I ... Read More about Exclusively Pumping: Top Tips