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Birth story of the week

We do love a birth story over here at The Calm Birth School, check out this one from the amazing Amy 🙂 I got my calm, natural home birth! Baby Verity was born this morning at 0942, so quickly I didn’t get into the pool! She’s 9lb 6 and 1/2 oz and from first contraction…

What Is a doula?

As you know we are BIG advocates of doulas over here at The Calm Birth School, although, we talk about it at length during our course, one of the most common question we receive is, what is a doula? Alongside why do doulas have such a positive impact on the way a woman experiences labour?…

Twitter Party and Masterclass

It feels like it’s been a while, but as always we have been busying ourselves behind the scenes to bring you some very special gatherings.  Virtual , because you know that’s our bag! Our next masterclass is going be held this Friday, with the wonderful Dr Joanna Heckle from Zest 4 Life UK.   Joanna runs…

Hypnobirth Music: The Top 10 Songs on Our Playlist

When it comes to setting the scene the type of hypnobirth music you play is super important.  And getting used to listening to it whilst relaxing during your pregnancy is a key element to creating the type of association or anchor, which is going to be most useful during your birth.  The reason why we…

3 Easy Ways to Deal With Negative Thinking During Pregnancy

It’s really common and normal for negative thinking to arise during your pregnancy. Please don’t beat yourself up over it. You’re a human being, sometimes, you’ll get stressed, anxious or worried, it’s part of living life. But what if you feel that you are constantly on that worry loop, and your negative emotions are far…

When Positive Thinking just isn’t enough….

Today’s blog post is all about the negative aspects of thinking positively about your birth. Yes, you read that correctly. There ARE negative aspects to thinking positively about your birth. We get it a lot with clients that are in their second or third pregnancy. Perhaps, they’ve dabbled a little bit with hypnobirthing in the…

Are You Using Your Brain??!

Sometimes, when we are faced with people in authority telling us what to do, we revert back to teacher – child, or parent – child mode and find ourselves agreeing to things that we don’t really understand.  Or feel may not be quite right for us, just because the consultant or the midiwife told us…

Rip Up Your Birth Plan!

I hear quite often that people are told not to make a birth plan because there’s absolutely no point as nothing ever goes to plan anyway.  This is a really dangerous recommendation – if you don’t write down what you would like to happen in an ideal scenario, then nobody is going to know what…

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