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Anna’s Pandemic Birth Story | Birthing During COVID-19

Anna shares her experience of birthing her second baby during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, navigating her journey using Hypnobirthing techniques. Anna’s Birth Story After the birth of my daughter I had a difficult postnatal recovery which resulted in my being in a hospital for 7 days and resulted in my feeling ill for a while …

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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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I’m Taking a NCT Course, Should I do Hypnobirthing as Well?

As a Hypnobirthing teacher this is something I get asked a lot and of course I’m bias and am going to say yes but for good reason and here’s why. NCT is great and I have the greatest respect for the charity which in the 1970s changed the landscape of birth for many women, championing …

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Moving your labour from home to hospital? Heres some tips to stay in your birthing bubble

So you’ve planned a beautiful space to start your labour at home when birth starts, perhaps candles, low lights, aromatherapy or a warm bath alongside relaxing music or your hypnobirthing audios 😉 to help you relax.  That’s a perfect way to get the oxytocin flowing but what happens when it’s time to call the midwife …

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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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Pregnant and Worried about Hearing Birth Stories?

Pregnant and worried about hearing other people’s birth stories? There are ways to hear and honour other’s experiences whilst staying focussed on your own and also useful to understand the nature of birth stories when we are hearing other people’s. Birth narrative is a tricky space to navigate, particularly when you’re pregnant and wanting to …

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Hypnobirthing After Birth Trauma – Can It Help to Have a Better Experience?

If you’ve previously had a traumatic or difficult birth it can be scary to imagine birthing again and if you are reading this I am pleased you are looking at Hypnobirthing tools to help you create a birth experience, it is more than possible to have an empowering experience after a previously one. With tangible tools, …

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