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
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
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
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
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.
When I was pregnant, my doctor, friends, family, and even strangers - took it upon themselves to tell me negative birth stories. My gynecologist kept telling me how big my baby was and seeing as I’m not such a big person, how was this baby going to come out of me? Would my birth story … Continue reading My hypnobirthing journey