birth preparation

How long should I wait before going to hospital?

How long should I wait before I go to hospital when I am in labour? The honest answer is how long is a piece of string, but that’s not very helpful so I wanted to share with you a couple of general rules of thumb. Often first time mums are told to go to hospital…
Deep breathing in labour

Why your deep breathing may not work during labour?

Just a quick on from me today, I am in baby mode, which is lovely! And I wanted to hop on and share why your deep breathing might not work during labour. I have been getting crazy mad Braxton Hicks during the end of this pregnancy, so much so that I’ve even called up my…

How long should I practise my hypnobirthing techniques every day?

I saw a comment in a Facebook Group couple of days ago with a lady asking, “Do I need to be practicing for one hour a day?” It’s something that comes up quite a lot, particularly when people find the Calm Birth School, or whatever hypnobirthing method that they’ve signed up to, quite late in…

I Knew This Birth Had To Be Different…..

We wanted to share Claire’s birth story today. Her second birth surpassed all expectations! After a rather stressful first birthing experience with my son 3 years ago where everything that could go wrong – did, I was determined to have a more positive experience this time around and boy I did, mainly thanks to the hypnobirthing skills…

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…

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