EFT

Why Mums Matter

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Mums matter was the theme of maternal mental health awareness week last week. This is an important topic, we don’t talk about it enough. When I was first a mum I would have absolutely never, ever, ever considered that I mattered. I didn’t consider how I felt in my pregnancy mattered, all I cared about […]

EFT

I’m so busy and overwhelmed I don’t have time….

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When I launched the pilot for Overcome the Overwhelm… I kept getting messages from my friends saying… “I’m loving what you’re doing and I’m so tempted myself… except I don’t have the time to commit”.   …. The great thing is… you only literally need 5 minutes a day to make a significant change to […]

EFT

The Overload.

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I’ve been supporting parents for almost the last 10 years both in a voluntary and private capacity.  What I witness so often with my clients, my peers and am aware of my own issues is the overload.   Here’s what I believe the overload to be… Plate spinning Balancing act  Juggling priorities  Keeping ‘on top’ of everything […]

EFT

Are you feeling like this?

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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). […]

Birth

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 […]

Birth

It’s not good enough

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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 […]

Birth

Why should I pay for a doula when a midwife is free?

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I love working with midwives – I have so many positive relationships I’ve formed with the local midwifery community and via twitter and other social media platforms.  I love that partnership approach and working side by side. I often feel defensive for some of the midwives I work with too – workloads, challenging case-loads and being able […]