Birth

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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Secrets to enjoying parenthood

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So, what are the secrets to enjoying those first few weeks of being a parent? In fact, not just the first few weeks but months and years….. Look after yourself – that includes looking after yourself in pregnancy, through birth and the postnatal period – ensure you are eating well, taking the opportunities to rest, […]

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It’s mine…..

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We’re coming to the end of a massive building project in our home.  I can’t say it’s been the most stress-free period of my life with the door being a turnstile to tradesmen, never knowing how will be here day to day or when they’re going to be here.  And I’m missing the quiet of […]

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Expectations and Realities of Parenthood

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I’m looking forward to delivering the Preparing for Parenting classes throughout 2016 – class dates are now being published for the start of the year. Throughout all the topics we will be reflecting on the expectations and realities of parenting.  Why am I doing this? What is the purpose of this? What I believe strongly […]

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Nothing can prepare you for this

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Newborn - nurtureme

There is NOTHING that can prepare you for parenting – how many times have we said it, felt it, heard it?  I’m keen to work with expectant parents to make them feel confident and excited about the arrival of their babies.  It’s such an exciting, special and SHORT time.  We spend a lot of time focussing, […]

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How Mothers Love – Naomi Stadlen

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Naomi Stadlen

What an absolutely beautiful book from Naomi Stadlen, author of What Mothers Do – one of my very favourite books for new parents.  Naomi’s work is fascinating as it discusses many of the common issues prevalent in today’s current society but doesn’t try to ‘fix’ them.  What she does is normalises many of the typical […]

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Top ups – breastfeeding support

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Tricia, NurtureMe, showing client how to cup feed expressed milk

As most of the work I do is with twins, I often get asked about top ups which are extremely common.  Here’s some information about what top ups are, how they affect breastfeeding and how you can reduce/remove them. What are top ups? Top ups are feeds given to babies where there has been an […]

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Finding your tribe

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By Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia (Hamer Tribe, Turmi, Ethiopia Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Growing up – we are surround by our tribe – our school friends, our college/university/work friends, people you meet in classes and groups, our family, random people you meet that pop into your life – this is your tribe – people who you CHOOSE to spend time with.  Those you spend your time laughing, dancing, […]

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10 things I love about twins

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Any twin (or triplet) parent will hear – ‘double trouble’, ‘how will/do you cope’, ‘oh I couldn’t do that’, ‘you have your hands full’ and so much more – I’m sure if you’re a twin parent, you will ‘get’ what I mean. Weirdly none of those people ever offered to help me as I was […]