Preparing to have a baby using hypnobirthing has become such a popular option that it's becoming quite a jungle of different hypnobirthing “products” out there. So here's a quick potted guide for mums-to-be who are finding all the different brand names and methods confusing. Firstly, though, if … [Read more...] about Which Hypnobirthing course is right for you?
"The birth of my daughter was the most incredible and empowering experience of my life. Through breathing and the hypnobirthing techniques I was able to stay calm and focused throughout, giving birth to our beautiful girl at home. Our baby's entrance into the world was serene and natural and this … [Read more...] about Our baby’s entrance into the world was serene and natural…
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”
This mum had a great experience in the summer of 2016 after only two hypnobirthing sessions with me. She and her partner had a wonderfully positive attitude to birth and once I had shown them the principles of how we can help a woman's body to help itself there was no stopping them, or their baby, … [Read more...] about “AN AMAZING experience”!
Latest Birth Story: "Baby IH was born on Friday 5th August weighing 7 lb 13! I had a relatively quick labour after my waters broke the previous night at 9.30pm and went into the birth centre around 5.30pm. They did keep saying hold off as long as possible before coming in, as they did not want to … [Read more...] about “I really could not have done this without the hypnobirthing classes you gave us, and still cannot believe how much the mindset played a part”
So you first find out that you are pregnant with a longed-for baby (or babies), you go along to the GP and say, “I’m pregnant!” fully expecting a full drum roll and fanfare of trumpets. Because you obviously are the first woman in the world ever to be pregnant, aren’t you? At least, that’s what … [Read more...] about Seven ways to get closer to your midwife…
17 years ago I found out much to my delight that I was pregnant. As I began to read ALL the pregnancy magazines I could find, I started to hear about NCT; all the articles said you should go to their classes. I called the local number and we were duly booked onto a set of classes at a local … [Read more...] about “At no point did anyone from NCT tell us what we should do or how we should do it. Then as now it was about helping us to find our own way.” Another #mynctstory – this one from antenatal teacher and tutor Suzy Colebeck
Talk about it before you have the baby. How much sleep do you and your partner normally get by on? Which of you can catnap, and which of you can’t? Learn to relax. Try relaxing each part of your body in turn and let your breathing slow down to “sleep breathing”. Get into the … [Read more...] about Ten ways to fight sleep deprivation
Follow this link to a list of BOOKS for fledgling parents on Pinterest. … [Read more...] about Books for Fledgling Parents
I and virtually every doula I know, and certainly every midwife, have at many times advised pregnant mums experiencing early labour "twinges" to "take 2 paracetamol, have a warm bath and try to get some sleep". Could it be that this advice was NOT for the best, but in fact may have been … [Read more...] about Paracetamol in early labour