Birth

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 […]

Birth

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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Let’s talk positive birth

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What do we mean by positive birth? When I talk about a positive birth, it’s where a mother’s feel empowered, that they’ve had ownership over the decisions about their birth as they’ve had access to good quality information, where mums have felt respected, loved and looked after. Where mums can reflect on their birth as a […]