Being pregnant. It’s such a wonderful time in not just the lucky woman in questions life, but for everyone. There’s something about the beauty and amazing-ness of creating and supporting new life to grow that still gives me goosebumps. Being around a woman who is pregnant reminds us that we were someone’s baby once and that the circle of life is a part of all of us. However, sometimes we either forget, don’t know or haven’t been around someone who is pregnant for a long time. This article is dedicated to you. Here’s a heads up on what you can do to make a pregnant mum feel phenomenal. She’ll thank you for it!
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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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Watched episodes of a certain tv programme and scared yourself senseless? Heard a couple of bad birth stories? Having sleepless nights? You’re not alone…
Loads of expectant parents have all been through the same uncertain waters while waiting for the birth of their child. How can birth coaching help? Read on…
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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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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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What is hypnobirthing?
Hypnobirhing is a form of natural pain relief used in labour. Hypnosis techniques are learnt in the months and weeks leading up to a birth by the parents-to-be to be used by them when there are times of stress (missing your due date anyone?) or when labour starts.
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