Lots going on this month! If you are expecting a baby in the New Year and live in London, then maybe I can help you! I have places left on my WEEKEND HYPNOBIRTHING course - see https://birthhypnosis.net/?p=2187 I am taking POSTNATAL DOULA clients in 2014 On 14 January I am running a WATERBIRTH … [Read more...] about Expecting a baby in the New Year?
A fascinating note which should allay the concerns of breastfeeding mothers thinking of having a glass or two of wine this Christmas. I am reproducing this from the AIMS Journal vol 25 No 3, 2013. More fascinating stuff from AIMS can be found at www.aims.org.uk "You can buy test strips to … [Read more...] about Alcohol and breastmilk
130 women in Sheffield and Chesterfield are being offered £200 in shopping vouchers if they breastfeed their new babies. The idea is more than troublesome - it is completely wrongheaded. Dr Clare Relton, the doctor leading the scheme - thank goodness, it is only a pilot scheme so with any luck it … [Read more...] about The breastfeeding bribe!
Most women on arriving at hospital in labour are given a vaginal examination to assess their progress and the position, station and if possible presentation of the baby. Or, I should say, are "offered" a vaginal examination. Few women decline it; most women accept it because they don't realise … [Read more...] about The purple line
So...watch for an outbreak of babies called Pete in Buckinghamshire very soon. … [Read more...] about Seen in the Metro newspaper today….
Every day somebody downloads my free birth preferences template . I hope that the hundreds of people who have downloaded it in the months since I put it on my website have found it useful. Now to support my work with home birth hopeful parents through the Home Birth Workshops which I run for the … [Read more...] about More free stuff! A free download all about home birth
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?
Royal Baby update. Since I last wrote a blog post, the fervour has settled down now into a steady stream of commemorative china, gift-ware and tins of shortbread. But some of the uncertainties I looked at have now clarified a bit. It is now definitely known (and I am not just getting this from the … [Read more...] about Royal Baby…afterthoughts
Like the whole world, I'd like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their little boy, who is now THIRD in line to the throne. There was a lot of speculation about the birth, for most people centred on the boy/girl stuff and the issue of the … [Read more...] about Royal Baby has arrived… Kate, hypnobirthing and a roomful of fidgety men
I've just read a great blog post explaining exactly how babywearing can help prevent postnatal depression and it's got me thinking about how Hypnobirthing can help in the same way. It's on a blog called Babywearing Downunder. Here's the … [Read more...] about Hypnobirthing and postnatal depression