What is a birth journey?
While at the osteopath having a general post-baby tune-up, my therapist and I started discussing birth. We both agreed, having both had miscarriages, infertility issues and children, that pregnancy, birth and babies were a journey. It was one we both thought was an amazing journey but fully of up’s, down’s and everything in between.
Continue reading “Birth Journeys – what did you learn along the way?”
Birth advice comes thick and fast from every direction once you have a baby. Most of it is well meaning. Some of it is gold. Some of it makes you feel attacked, worthless and useless as a mother.
Continue reading “Birth and the Generational Gap”
Had your 12 week scan – check.
Made the big announcement – check.
Starting to really ‘show’ – check.
Welcome to the Fabulous Trimester!
Here’s 8 reasons to rejoice in being between 4 – 6 months pregnant.
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It’s not new that the first 12 weeks can be hard on new mums. If you’re finding it tough, you’re not alone. Here are some of the reasons why the first/silent trimester can be tricky.
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There is a lot of support out there for new mums and dads and it’s about knowing exactly who to contact in order to feel satisfied with the support you get. To help you find out whether you’re asking the right people for the right support here are the top 3 differences between a Birth Coach and a Midwife/Doula.
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Often, I get asked by new mums and dads, “Why is the 0-3 months part of any pregnancy often the hardest emotionally?” It’s tricky question. So many mums and dads are overjoyed when they finally get pregnant but then the emotional turmoil really starts.
Continue reading “0 – 3 months pregnant, the silent trimester.”
You’ve done your hypnobirthing sessions
You’ve packed your birth bag
You’ve had your first cuddle
And then it all starts to fall apart…
As a society, we have now started to wake up to the idea that the more you put into birth the more you get out. It’s clear from the amount of prenatal services you can buy – hypnobirthing, pregnancy yoga and pregnancy reiki all aim to empower and provide support to expectant parents. In my opinion this has transformed the birth experience for many women for the better and long may it continue.
But what happens after the cuddle?
Continue reading “How can birth coaching help when it starts to go wrong?”
Birth coaching is a form of support offered to people at many stages in their birth journey.
Clients might be:
- trying to get pregnant
- have just found out they are pregnant
- are currently in the first/second/third trimester of pregnancy
- have had a baby and are pregnant again
Continue reading “Birth coaching… Sounds great but what is it?”