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
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.
Weddings are amazing. Such joyous, fun happy occasions. People think about them and start planning them from a very early age. Some people create scrapbooks and use Pinterest to collect ideas before they’re even in a relationship or engaged. It can be so much fun to get excited about a wedding. A lot of effort, … Continue reading Your wedding day versus your baby’s birth day
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
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