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It’s all about connection

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I’ve been asked a few times what should you look for in a doula, what questions should you ask, what are you looking for when you hire a doula?   So here’s what you’re looking for – could you sit in a room with them and chat until 3am non-stop?  Do you trust them?  Will […]

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How can I have a painless natural childbirth?

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  One of the main issues many women struggle with is the thought of a painful birth… probably no surprise really – who hasn’t seen one born every minute? It’s got to be one of the biggest fears. Yet for many women, what we actually hear is other things that were more painful than childbirth […]

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Choosing a doula – where do I start?

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So your thinking about getting a doula? But have no idea where to start?   Read on… this post is for you….   Where to find a doula? Like all other services – here’s some ideas…. Word of mouth is a great place to start – ask your friends, ask on facebook/social media, maybe check […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]