I just wanted to share a fantastic photo of a hypnobirthing mum who is 9cm dilated, smiling and feeling great! That’s the power of hypnobirthing!!Continue Reading... Comments Off on 9cm Dilated and feeling great!!
I have just read this article written by Jo Marchant in The Guardian about the benefits of independant midwives and home births. An abstract from the article – Let’s look at the death rate first. Randomised trials comparing planned home and hospital births are almost impossible to do, but observational studies suggest that for low-risk […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Independent Midwives and Home Births are Under Threat
A study conducted last year found what we with ‘hypnobirthing’ have known for years. Just like with animals who find a dark corner to give birth, or give birth when it is safer at night, it has been discovered that a hormone called melatonin plays a valuable role in birth. Melatonin is the hormone that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Role of Melatonin in Labour
Morning Sickness and Queasiness in pregnancy is quite a common problem in the early stages of pregnancy and for some can last the whole 9 months. It can be a very debilitating problem and is something I see often in my therapy room as a hypnotherapist as many women try to overcome this problem. Some natural remedies […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Help Combat Morning Sickness and Queasiness in Pregnancy
I have just read another interesting story that I wanted to share about a precipitate labour ( a labour lasting for 3 hours or less) where the father assisted in the birth of his son. It is very rare in a first pregnancy for a precipitate labour and only about two per cent of births […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What’s it like for a father to delivery his own baby?
I have just read another wonderful story on how an unexpected birth can be so smooth and quick and as reported here ‘pain free’ Ms Stanley said it was a “pain-free labour” which lasted 15 minutes from around 7.15pm, and has resulted in a second child for the mother. “I was having my fingers broken […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Women gives birth on a train to Maidstone
Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder (OCD) during pregnancy and after having a baby develops when Mums are naturally focused on the safety and wellbeing of their developing child. Anxiety concerning this high level of responsibility where most women become a lot more concerned about protecting their baby and how their actions can impact on their unborn child. It is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Prenatal and Postnatal OCD
A BBC News article in February reported how pregnant women aged over 40 should be given the option of being induced early to reduce the risks of losing their baby, says a Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists paper. Read the news article hereContinue Reading... Comments Off on Induce older mums
It is reported that Kate Middleton is thinking of using HypnoBirthing®-The Mongan Method to have a relaxed and comfortable birth of her and Williams baby. HypnoBirthing® uses Relaxation techniques, Breathing techniques, Visualisation and Hypnosis to eliminate the Fear-Tension-Pain syndrome that creates pain. If there is fear in the mind this then creates tension in the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Kate Middleton to use HypnoBirthing
New Course Dates Announced for 2013! Please call me on 0118 9471749 to book your place. January Evening Class 1 – Tuesday 8th Evening Class 2 – Tuesday 15th Evening Class 3 – Tuesday 22nd Evening Class 4 – Tuesday 29th Weekend Class 1 – Saturday 5th Weekend Class 2 – Saturday 12th Weekend Class […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on New Course Dates for 2013!