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Nobody I’ve talked to before has acknowledged/understood that my anxiety is a physical sensation…

When I became ill many years ago with PND, I was convinced I had a physical illness such as cancer because my body felt so broken.  I had no energy in my legs and arms – they felt so fatigued.  My whole body felt completely crippled.  I spent ages googling symptoms of cancer as I …

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Are you feeling like this?

I’ve been working with an increasing number of women feeling really overwhelmed, frazzled and like they’re just not coping. They feel anxious, guilty, fed up, resentful, tired and just generally overloaded. In 2015 I discovered a quick (if not weird looking) tool to help me called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique – also known as tapping). …

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Doula Edinburgh Birth Support

Doulas are…..

Thoughts on doulas? What immediately springs to mind when someone talks to you about doulas?   I did a quick search on google… doulas are…. “stupid”, “annoying”, “useless”, “dangerous”, “unnecessary”, “idiots”, “dumb”…. do it… start typing “doulas are” and see what appears on your suggested list of search terms – there is nothing positive.   …

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Hope is not a strategy

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

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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It’s not good enough

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 …

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