May 16th, 2013
Most people believe that a baby is only cognisant once it is born, but there is now evidence which proves that actually, from conception, a foetus is effected by it’s environment and all we say and do can and does have an impact on who that baby will become once it is born and grows in [...]
April 26th, 2013
I recently went to a lecture given by the pioneering birth author and social anthropologist, Sheila Kitzinger. Not only does she believe that women can potentially achieve orgasm during childbirth, but she has just written a book called Birth and Sex, which I haven’t read yet, but am intrigued! The Telegraph published a story on [...]
April 16th, 2013
Too many times in my classes, I’ve had ‘Dad’s’ or ‘Birth Partners’ say “Thank you!” to me for thinking of them – just for considering them really – AND showing them ways to cope. For me, it’s a “no-brainer”. Why on earth wouldn’t I want to show a birth partner how to cope with seeing [...]
November 27th, 2012
Thanks to Tamara from Birth Easy, a colleague and an inspiration. Here is her latest trailer advertising Hypnobirthing. I have used Tamara’s films in all my classes which help to demonstrate how hypnobirthing really does work and how many of you can go on to use the techniques in stressful situations throughout the rest of [...]
September 14th, 2012
What a great article on how babies trigger the hormones to bring a mother into labour. “Baby will come when baby is ready”, no matter how annoying it sounds, is exactly as it is. Get practicing your patience… x
September 8th, 2012
I and many who teach antenatal classes use this term frequently, but it may mean nothing to those who no nothing about childbirth. Here is an excellent article explaining exactly what it means and how you can address it in your own labour.
July 5th, 2012
Why do we need to do research that proves Fear inchildbirth prolongues labour? For me it’s obvious, but presumably it needs to be spelt out and proven to many others. Why? Click here to read an interesting CNN article on how and why.
May 16th, 2012
Endorphine’s are our natural pain and stress reliever’s – perfect to help in labour. Here is a great video about how to stimulate and understand Endophine’s.
April 26th, 2012
Sarah Buchanan has written a very informative article on water birth at home. She has a wonderful website which focuses on natural childbirth and well worth a visit for those interested in keeping birth normal. I had a water birth at home and my baby was 10lbs 2ozs – i needed no pain releif and [...]
April 11th, 2012
Why do we need birth affirmations? Well, once you start to convince yourself that you are able to birth the way nature intended, you usually have a far more positive and comfortable birthing experience. Affirmations (or suggestions) are used to ‘condition’ your mind to change the way you think and feel about birth. Here’s a great [...]
April 8th, 2012
Suzanne Arms is an American Childbirth Author and she has put together this documented video about birth. It’s a very positive message.
April 2nd, 2012
Hi Sophie, Just a little note to thank you so much for all of your help preparing us for the birth of Eden and to let you know how it all went. After a week of breathing through hours of regular surges which were brought on by walks in the gorgeous sunshine, my waters broke [...]