Here is what my client Ruth says about her birth. Congratulations to Ruth and her partner on the arrival of their beautiful, calm hypnobirthing baby daughter! If you would like to know what "waves of relaxation" are - just book onto my next Wise Hippo course! Our little girl A. arrived on … [Read more...] about “Thank God for the “waves of relaxation”
Top Tips from my previous NCT groups Antenatal tips Enjoy your lie-ins and be impulsive. Life as you know it isn’t over when the little one arrives, but it’ll definitely be different! Stocking the freezer can be a lifesaver. You’ll appreciate not having to think about what to eat next … [Read more...] about From my NCT clients – top tips for labour and birth
Click here to tweet this! If there is one phrase I hate hearing it is this: “And then the birth plan went out the window”. I have to say it is not usually uttered by MY clients because my clients don't write birth plans - they write birth PREFERENCES . The idea that you can plan birth is … [Read more...] about HOW TO USE MY FREE DOWNLOADABLE BIRTH PLAN
These tips for recovery after perineal trauma have been gathered from other antenatal teachers, doulas and mums. Please click here to tweet this! FORCEPS/VENTOUSE DELIVERY Before you go into labour have a water bottle with a squirty "sport" top in your labour bag. Why? Read on. Also a pack of … [Read more...] about Recovering from stitches, episiotomies and forceps/ventouse deliveries
For the past few weeks I have been tweeting a short daily quotation from one of Ina May Gaskin's books. Today's was "Remember you have a real, live baby in there. Sometimes it's such an intense trip having a baby that you forget what it's for" It's from Spiritual Midwifery, and it's one of a series … [Read more...] about #inamayquote
What can a mum do to determine her baby's position? What can she do to improve her baby's position - even in labour? How much does it matter? Answer to question 1: more than you might think. Answer to question 2: same! Answer to question 3; Probably not that much UNLESS you don't like 3 day … [Read more...] about Babies who spin?
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