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Women expect too much?

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… I cannot believe what I keep hearing – women expect too much from their births!!! Who from senior government advisers and health care professionals both in person and all over social media…   “don’t write a birth plan – it’s not worth the paper it’s written on”   Or   “… birth preferences… not […]

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#HiddenFaces and Connection – National Fertility Awareness Week 2016

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  The HiddenFaces of infertility as part of National Fertility Awareness Week is such a brilliant campaign. I’ve been following the posts with huge interest and respect for all the women sharing their journey. I still refer to our experience as infertility – I understand the move towards calling it fertility, yet I never could connect […]

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Why bother with a therapist…

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EFT is such a “new” therapy although it is based on Chinese medicine and focuses on using acupressure points to release emotional charge around our fears and beliefs. I’m still relatively new to it but so passionate about it as every day I see the massive and profound effect with clients I’m working with. I […]

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12 Steps to a Positive Birth

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Here’s some tips to help you achieve a positive birth outcome: Access the right antenatal education – NHS and NCT do have a place in terms of letting you know the mechanics and covering the basics of birth (and you might make some very nice friends there) but they don’t help you get informed to make […]

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Why should I pay for a doula when a midwife is free?

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I love working with midwives – I have so many positive relationships I’ve formed with the local midwifery community and via twitter and other social media platforms.  I love that partnership approach and working side by side. I often feel defensive for some of the midwives I work with too – workloads, challenging case-loads and being able […]

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Can childbirth ruin a woman’s mental state?

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***** TRIGGER WARNING ***** (touches on babies born sleeping, infant loss, difficult births and obstetric violence/birth trauma) . . . . Without a doubt it can.  Sadly. For the vast majority of women, around 2/3rds of women – childbirth and/or the arrival of a child will absolutely have no effect whatsoever on their mental state – […]

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Why are humans bad at giving birth?

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Many other mammals and animals give birth without complications, without interventions, in calm and peaceful nests or surroundings. Why is it that we, humans, struggle to birth? Even in current modern times, with access to all this technology and pain relief – we still struggle. Why so? Why is childbirth so painful for many of […]

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5 Ways Fear Can Affect Your Birth

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If you’re pregnant and you are absolutely shitting it and wonder if this is normal to feel so worried – then congratulations – you are in the MAJORITY of woman and yes, it is normal. If you’re pregnant, and you are totally embracing your birth, have no fears whatsoever – well done – but maybe you […]