The Positive Birth Group not only gives you all the tools you need for a calm and tranquil birth of your choice, but you are also given a lot of information to support you during the 4th trimester. The 4th trimester is the first 3 months of a baby’s life where they are adjusting to … Continue reading The golden hour
When you’re having a baby you may be faced with terminology or medical jargon you don’t hear every day and even worse, you may be asked to make decisions based on something you’re not very informed about. If so, it’s time to think BRAINS. BRAINS is a framework used in hypnobirthing to help parents extract … Continue reading Use your BRAINS
In hypnobirthing we’re taught to have minimal intervention during childbirth. The environment should be calm and uninterrupted, in order for the oxytocin to flow. What if conception or trying for a baby was like childbirth.....!? Giving birth is one of the most natural things a woman can do. Women have been doing it for centuries … Continue reading The Performance – Sex like Birth
I’m not a big fan of the dentist at all (who is!?), not for any specific reason but like my mum, I want to try and take my kids for check ups every 6-12 months so they get use to it. Yesterday, I entered the dental reception area with my family and suddenly started to … Continue reading Top five uses for hypnobirthing…. after pregnancy
In the third trimester, eating dates can make your labour shorter and easier. Pregnant women can eat six dates a day starting from the 36th week, that is four weeks before the estimated due date. 8 other benefits of eating dates during pregnancy: 1. Provide energy: During pregnancy, you need more energy than usual. Consuming … Continue reading Why you should eat dates during pregnancy
Tommy’s organisation is a UK based charity that helps fund research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth, and miscarriage. As well as providing information on having a healthy pregnancy. Their last campaign was one of their most successful #movementmatters. Tommy's has now launched the Sleep On Side (#sleeponside) campaign in response to the publication … Continue reading Sleep on side
Hypnobrithing has been in the UK press a lot recently, 2 of the big ones I was most impressed with was a slot on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 breakfast slot and a feature in November’s edition of OK! Magazine. If you have a few minutes, make a cuppa and have a listen the feature … Continue reading Hypnobirthing in the press
When I was pregnant, fellow mums would scare the life out of me when it came to giving birth. All I heard were horror stories. I couldn't wait to hold my baby - I'd wanted a baby for as long as I could remember - but how was I going get through the birth.... One … Continue reading My hypnobirthing journey
A high percentage of parents don't know much about vitamin k until their shiny new babies are whisked off to have their injection, which normally happened within the first hour of your bundle of joy being born. What is Vitamin K, I hear you ask. It's a clotting factor within the body and babies are … Continue reading Vitamin K. Vitamin K? Vitamin K!
A fantastic factor about being a new mum is how much help and support there is if you feel you have post-partum depression or "baby blues". Most people watch out for the warning signs, especially midwives, parents and pals. Your body goes through a whole rollercoaster of emotions after you have your baby and your … Continue reading Post-partum anxiety or just being a mum.