The role of a birth partner is one of the most important roles during birth. This person should be continuously by the pregnant person’s side and on their side. Traditionally a birth partner is typically the baby’s daddy, but as we live in a very diverse world it can be a friend, a life partner, … Continue reading The SCOPE of a birth partner’s role during birth
Birth can seem pretty complicated. So I’ve created a simplified version in five steps. There is: One BOSS! The pregnant person is in charge, closely followed by the birth partner. There are: Two ways to be born: vaginally and abdominally. Abdominal births are by cesarean section, where the baby is born by a small incision … Continue reading Five Steps of Giving Birth
My breastfeeding journey has come to an end for the third time. Breastfeeding is such a personal, intimate choice for people. I am so grateful I was able to breastfeed but I never put any pressure on myself or allowed anyone to put pressure on me when it came to feeding my babies, because feeding … Continue reading Thank you boobies
https://www.aland.com/artikel/positiv-forlossning-med-hjalp-av-hypnobirthing The above article is in Swedish, but below is roughly translated: It is now possible for pregnant women to take a course in hypnobirthing with their partner in Åland. The course leader is Sarah Mazzone who herself has benefited greatly from the method. - I teach relaxation techniques that help women give birth more … Continue reading The Positive Birth Group in the Media
Your due date is the date when your baby will most likely not make an appearance. Did you know, the World Health Organisation (WHO) does not talk about ‘due dates’, they talk about your ‘due period’. And your ‘due period’ can be between 37 and 42 weeks pregnant. I think you will agree: that is quite … Continue reading Due date myth busters
During pregnancy it is important to get as many nutrients and vitamins in your body as possible. Dates are packed with several nutrients, fiber and antioxidants, all of which may provide huge health benefits ranging from improved digestion to a reduced risk of disease. In a 2011 study, researchers had 69 pregnant women eat six … Continue reading Why you should eat dates during pregnancy.
In our society, birth has become extremely medicalised and it is amazing that pregnant people have so much support during pregnancy and birth from their medical team. This, however, has shifted the judgement, instincts and positioning of pregnant people and their birth partners within the birthing hierarchy. It is important to bare in mind what … Continue reading Birthing Hierarchy
Why do newly born babies smell so good? Most people that have had a baby or held a new born baby will tell you that they smell amazing. This ‘new baby’ scent lasts about 6-12 weeks, but most parents can still smell it from their child for a long time after this. So what is … Continue reading New baby smell
What is a positive affirmation?A positive affirmation can help you overcome negative thoughts and reprogram your subconscious. If you tell yourself a positive affirmation every day, they will help create the reality you want, they will support your vision and not only will they help you think differently but they will help you act differently. … Continue reading Positive Affirmations
To breathe means: to take air into the lungs and then expel it, especially as a regular physiological process. Easy, right? Wrong! Amazingly we need to breathe to stay alive and we do it 24 hours a day; 960 breaths an hour, 23,040 breaths a day, 8,409,600 breaths a year. It’s the first thing we … Continue reading Breathing.