Birth

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 […]

Birth

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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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 […]