Is it really ok to not be ok??

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It’s Maternal  Mental Health Week and as such, I’ve been seeing this slogan on an hourly basis – “It’s ok to NOT be ok” Really – is it really OK to not be OK? It took me some time to really understand what it was saying. I remember one of my friends (another warrior), point […]

Only women can change birth – FACT

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou ——–   I’ve shared this before when I was circulated last year but sharing again as I’ve seen this on a few shares recently.  Extract:  “Care provider actions […]

Hope is not a strategy

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Well certainly not for birth – planning for birth needs preparation – mental, physical, emotional preparation as well building knowledge about the physical act of birth.   Consider a marathon runner – what would she do to prepare for her marathon? Especially if she was keen to do it in a specific time! If you’re […]

12 Self Care Strategies

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I’m not sure about you but I find December really challenging – not because I don’t like Christmas – in fact, I think it’s because I LOVE it so much that I am so determined to make it so special for everyone – often at a detriment to me. Before I had kids and before […]

It’s not good enough

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In a time where intervention rates are ridiculously high (63% at NHS Lothian – details from an FOI request – what percentage of births are induced/augemented/forceps/ventous/c-section – a rise in 12% in the last 5 years…. )   In a time where adverse events in maternity care are very high   In a time where […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]