4 STEPS TO BREAK FREE AND OVERCOME OVERWHELM

Are you feeling burned out or on the verge of running yourself into the ground? It’s actually more common than you think. In this post, you’re going to learn how to detect and overcome overwhelm. Yes, behind every picture perfect grid on Instagram, lies a mother trying desperately to juggle it all whilst getting tomato […]

WHY YOU NEED A BIRTH PARTNER AND HOW THEY CAN BEST SUPPORT YOU

Birth can be a challenge for any woman, but being well prepared makes all the difference in helping her stay calm as she goes through the changes. First things first: a birth partner is anyone who you choose to be there at the time of your birth, who is there to actively support and encourage […]

POSITIVE BIRTH AFFIRMATIONS – WHAT THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO

You may have heard of affirmations but will they work for you? This post will explain all about birth affirmations, why they’re such a powerful tool and how to apply them. Most of us don’t realise the power of our minds until it comes to a life-changing experience like giving birth. In fact, we seem […]

8 SIGNS YOU’RE IN LABOUR

In this post, we’ll be covering the early signs of labour you need to recognise andwhat you should do when you have any of these signs. Labour can be a little hard to detect because towards the end of pregnancy we’re anticipating the new arrival. So much sp that we notice even the smallest changes […]

WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF HOME BIRTH?

Home birth is gradually becoming more popular, though there is still stigma that comes with it. So if you’re considering home birth, read through the pros and cons before you make a decision.

HOW TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF BIRTH

For some women, birth is like a walk in the park. For the rest of us mere mortals, birth can be a little overwhelming at best, and absolutely petrifying at worst. Thankfully, if you’re reading this post today, I have some solutions for you.

HOW TO HAVE A NATURAL BIRTH IN A HOSPITAL OR BIRTH CENTRE

That’s why, before you make any decision it’s wise to talk it out to whoever will be supporting you because ultimately it is your choice but you need to feel safe that your birthing partner is feeling confident too. When should you make the decision on where to give birth? Now, you don’t want to […]

HOW TO WRITE A BIRTH PLAN

Pregnant woman relaxing in nature

So you’ve heard it time and time again. It’s been so drilled into you that you’re now with your pen and paper ready to go with one small problem…. You have no idea what to write. That’s ok, it happens to the best of us. Considering all that we have to remember preparing for baby, […]

6 HABITS OF WOMEN WHO PREPARE FOR A NATURAL BIRTH

This is it. You’ve got your mind set on having your family’s birth the way you want it. You want to be in control. Sure, we all know that birth can be unpredictable but when you plan ahead it makes your mind at ease and surprisingly can take your mind off it. Which is probably […]

5 BENEFITS OF A WATER BIRTH TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER

So, you’ve decided to go natural – or you’re even contemplating those first few hours of early labour. Read on to find out the benefits of water birth… You’ve heard of other mummies ploughing through like champs all because of one little detail in common: they used water to their advantage. BUT you’re not really […]

5 WAYS TO INDUCE LABOUR NATURALLY

So, your due date is approaching and you’re starting to feel a little…exasperated. To say the least… Pregnancy can be hard at any moment, we know that. There is nothing worse than the never ending final hurdle though is there? I’m sure you’ve heard many women before you say they’re gonna pop and you couldn’t […]

TOP 10 TIPS FOR A NATURAL BIRTH/LABOUR

‘Wait, I have to get this out of me??’ Yep, I was the same. I knew thousands of women had done it before me. I knew that the midwife had approved me for a homebirth. I knew that my own risks were low. But somehow the more my belly grew, the more I just couldn’t […]

WHY I CHOSE AND WOULD CHOOSE AGAIN TO HYPNOBIRTH

If you’re anything like me, hypnosis reminds of some dodgy 70’s tv programme where someone is asked to lie back in a recliner chair, eyes closed and have magic words whispered to them. How does that work with giving birth? The woman wakes up and out pops the baby?! Nope, it’s not quite like that. […]

THE ONLY HOMEBIRTH ESSENTIALS YOU’LL ACTUALLY NEED

Thinking about giving birth in the comfort of your own home? You’re one of a rising number of women who are bringing back birth to the ‘way nature intended’ and into their own hands. Maybe this is the only way you could every imagine giving birth. Maybe it’s become a family tradition. Or maybe you’ve […]