For reasons too boring to go into my website www.birthhypnosis.net is having some problems. It is up and running now but might suddenly disappear temporarily. If that happens, you can still email me at email@example.com to book courses, sessions and doula services. … [Read more...] about Website disaster
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
How can we empower and educate YOUNG mums to recognise home birth as a reasonable choice? http://www.rcm.org.uk/midwives/news/fewer-women-are-giving-birth-at-home/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term= … [Read more...] about Home births are down
A private firm of midwives is now providing one to one care for mums in the Wirral and Birkenhead - under contract to the NHS! And - this is the top bit - they have INSURANCE for intrapartum care. Yes, independent midwives INSURED to do births under contract to the NHS. Perhaps the awful Albany … [Read more...] about ONE TO ONE MIDWIVES IN THE WIRRAL
I'm on two Maternity Services Liaison Committees in my area; I'm part of the "e-group" of interested parties who send in opinions about new developments at Chelsea and Westminster and I've just joined the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital committee which, as so many of my NCT clients are QCCH … [Read more...] about Increasing the chances of normal birth at Chelsea and Westminster
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
What would we do without those brilliant people at Nestle?As though being the kind and generous global food and drinks giant which has done SO MUCH to introduce unenlightened women of the developing world to the elegant, civilised art of feeding their babies - in a way which, while it may … [Read more...] about Nestle – what would we do without them?
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has started the process of updating its guidance on caesarean births with more emphasis on explaining to women what the risks and alternatives are. The guidelines are up for consultation at present. They propose that women who have … [Read more...] about New guidelines on NHS Caesareans published by NICE