It is so exciting when you get that call or text to say that one of your clients has had her baby and it's especially good to know she has had the experience and support she hoped for. This month I have been working with four mums-to-be who found me on Google after meeting at their National … [Read more...] about A rush of babies…
Is the National Institute for Clinical Excellence being very naive about Caesarean birth? According to reports today NICE believes that its new guidelines allowing women to have free C/S for no medical reason - on demand, if you like - will result in fewer caesareans. What??? Which planet is NICE … [Read more...] about Caesareans for all? Why?
I am very pleased to be able to offer a simple four hour course for couples which I call Skills for HypnoBirthing. It is NOT the full Mongan HypnoBirthing course - that takes about ten hours to deliver to a couple in their own home and I still offer that wonderful course. But it is a great … [Read more...] about SKILLS FOR HYPNOBIRTHING
I doubt I will be seeing the final film in the "Twilight" trilogy unless by accident. I didn't see the other two. The relative hotness of R-Patz and Taylor Lautner does not fire me (though as the mother of two pallid West London schoolboys I feel a slight patriotic pride to see girls swooning over a … [Read more...] about Childbirth as horror: Ten Twilight-Related Facts About Childbirth
I've kept myself rather out of the doula world this year. Too many worries at home mean I've cut right back on this, my favourite work, because the emotional burden is just too much; I know how to put boundaries between work and home life, sure, but as a doula one is shouldering the … [Read more...] about SHIFT CHANGE SYNDROME
Another fantastic birth story from a HypnoBirthing client today.Her waters broke early one evening, she went briefly to hospital for a check, and within 24 hours she was having 20 second surges every five minutes (she rang me around 7pm to tell me). This intensified through the night, she managed … [Read more...] about Great birth story
My lovely HypnoBirthing client from last November, Nancy Evans, featured in the Living2 series Home Grown Babies a few days ago.Her first labour had been a traumatic hospital experience filled with fear and confusion and at one point Nancy is seen bursting into tears at the memory.Her birth was … [Read more...] about Nancy’s triumphant birth on Home Grown Babies!