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A Pregnancy Journey with HG

Hyperemesis Gravidarum, the severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, affects about 0.3%-3.6% of pregnant women and is characterised by dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and more than 5% prepregnancy weight loss. Many women and birthing people find the seriousness of this condition is still not being paid enough attention and are often not being given …

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We Do Not Birth In A Vacuum Part 2 | The Systems of Birth

‘We do not birth in a vacuum’ Part 2 – The systems and structure of Western birthing culture Societal norms together with the structures and systems we’ve created for birth make up our ‘birthing culture’. This culture forms the backdrop for our births. Whether consciously or unconsciously and whether they are welcomed or unwelcome we …

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Birth trauma resolution therapy – what we do through the words of a mother

“Rather than being a quick fix or a cure, the [Birth Trauma Therapy] sessions with Sakina helped me to start look for answers to my many questions, grieve for the birth I didn’t have and find my own way forward.” Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy, one mothers’ experience. To respect privacy, this mother’s experience is being …

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Self Care is Health Care with Suzy Reading – Parents Can Be the Example Kids Need to Have Their Own Tools

Suzy Reading, who I describe as a self-care guru because I find her work and approach so spot on, spoke to me about the importance of having a new self-care toolkit when we become parents. So, let’s shed some light on self-care and blow some barriers away.  Coming from a multi-discipline background as a psychologist …

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So What Does a Doula Do and How Do They Help You With Birth? Guest Blog by Lorrell Illeena

What is a doula? So, a Doula? The name means ‘servant’ in Greek but that’s the boring definition or perhaps you have heard its a   non medical helper or support person for birth. Well that’s pretty true but STILL way too bland and doesn’t show how amazing and brilliant we are at helping you through …

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Guest Blog: Ayurvedic for Postpartum Care by Vanessa Long

The importance of Ayurvedic Postpartum Care The transition into motherhood is a time of profound change and transformation on every level: emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. It is also a conflicted time: both positive and negative are fluctuating in a heady mix of hormones and sleep-deprivation – absolute joy, bliss, wonderment, exhaustion, irritation, sadness and …

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Reflexology and Due Dates: Guest Blog by Nafisa Therapy

Reflexology and going over your ‘due date’ ‘Reflexology and going over your due date’ – It can make you go from happy endorphin flowing birthing mother, to ‘panicky cortisol filled tighten uterus mum’. ‘Baby is not going to come on time’ and a date for the sweep is booked in as if it were a …

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First Time Hypnobirthing Birth Story – ‘We’ve Got This’

This beautiful and honest birth story is by a couple who used Tranquil Birth Hypnobirthing Tecnhiques for their first birth. Annie & T gave birth at Chelsea and Westminster midwife led unit and the way they have made these tools practical is hightlighted so well in their story that they have kindly shared. So, we …

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