How can birth coaching help when it starts to go wrong?

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?

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Why personalised hypnobirthing is a must

What is personalised hypnobirthing?

I think hypnobirthing is great, phenomenal even. I know the benefits and used it successfully during the birth of my own two children. For the purposes of this article and a lot of the work that I do with my clients, let’s just assume that hypnobirthing is a ‘must-have’ in your birth prep tool kit. Which it definitely is.

So what’s the problem?

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Can Reiki help during my birth journey?

Whether you are wanting to become pregnant, already pregnant or have just had a baby, Reiki is one of the most gentle and healing treatments around. In this article I’ll give a little background into what Reiki is and how it can help you no matter what stage of the birth journey you are at.

So what is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” which means a practitioner will place their hands directly above certain parts of your body – usually the 7 chakras. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

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Birth Coaching can save you money!

One size does not fit all. We as a society, we know this all too well. We crave personalisation from the name we hate but love to give when ordering our morning cup of coffee to creating the perfect jewellery or designer pair of trainers. We want to do it our way. We want our opinions and voice to matter.

When it comes to birthing, in the western world, we are afforded an incredible amount of support and choice. For the most part can choose the setting, who we have with us even right down to what music will be playing when we have that all important first cuddle with our little baby/babies. It’s all about the search for finding what works for us.

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