A VBAC is also known as vaginal birth after a cesarean. First of all, let me make something clear, however, you birth your baby, you are incredible, amazing, and strong. Birth matters and every mother should be able to feel like they are respected, heard, and treated kindly when it comes to birth; abdominal or … Continue reading VBAC
The perineal is the area between your vagina and anus. This is the part that is most commonly cut (episiotomy), torn or grazed during birth. By making sure this area is as soft and supple as possible it will stretch more. Most people moisturise their face because they want it to be soft and hydrated. … Continue reading Perineal massage
Words are powerful. So powerful they have started wars. Words are more powerful than actions. Words can allow someone to take over your mind completely, while actions can only force you to do something out of fear. Being aware of language is such an important life tool. For example, in answer to the question “What … Continue reading The Positive Birth Group thesaurus
I hate it when people say, "Oh, you teach hypnobirthing? That's so trendy right now." Let's talk about societal trends for a minute. Unlike fashion trends, societal trends last a lot longer, around 50 - 100 years. The first humans on Earth date back to 2.5 million years ago. Since then humans have always given … Continue reading Hypnobirthing is NOT trendy
It’s completely normal and natural when you think about birth, to think of the word pain. It’s a product of our modern society, of our western culture. It’s what we see the portrayals of labour and birth in the books, films, newspapers, tv dramas and soap operas we have seen through the whole of our … Continue reading Fear, tension, pain.
Modern life and adulting is a busy place. Add kids into the mix and calm can be a distant memory. During 2020 everyone had to deal with epic changes in their lives which made being calm not only a distant memory but nonexistent. I personally went days and days where I felt like I had … Continue reading 30 Seconds of Calm.
If you’re pregnant or thinking about having a baby you’ve probably heard of delayed cord clamping, but do you know why it is important? A baby and its placenta are attached from about one week after conception until the baby is born. The placenta is made from the fertilised embryo which means it has both … Continue reading Delayed cord clamping
Sometimes when we’re dealing with people in a position of authority or someone who we class as more educated in a particular subject, we find it hard to question what they say. This is particularly the case with medical professionals. Doctors, midwives, obstetricians, nurses, and surgeons have all studied for years, not to mention having … Continue reading Use your BRAIN
The Positive Birth Group in the press. Translated from Swedish and printed in Nya Aland on Tuesday 16th February 2021. A partner at the birth makes it easier for the mother. Where the brain goes, the body follows. That's what Sarah Mazzone says, who offers expectant parents courses in hypnobirthing. The method aims to reduce … Continue reading Sarah teaches expectant parents hypnobirthing.
It’s an analogy I use a lot when I’m teaching. We have to learn how to ride a bike and once we learn it we don't forget how to do it. It becomes natural to us. Birthing a baby is a natural act, but it’s not something we do often in life. Some people might … Continue reading Just like riding a bike.