Back to school

Back to school

As back to school approaches (well it has now actually past and I am only now getting this blog on my website - oops!), I can’t help but think of the parallels between education and giving birth.

Top Tip from Rob - A Father's Day Special

Top Tip from Rob - A Father's Day Special

“Hypnobirthing?...”. I was reluctant and fairly sceptical ahead of our first hypnobirthing session. We had already arranged to do an antenatal course and, to be honest, the name alone put me off. However….

Amazing - A Mother's Day Special

Amazing - A Mother's Day Special

To all you mums out there - please remember that you are amazing!

A – Admired. I suddenly panicked as I was having my flu jab and saw the needle. I had thought it would be a great exercise to bring my then 3-year-old along to.... 

A romantic birth?! You heard right. Here is how...

A romantic birth?! You heard right. Here is how...

You don’t often hear the words ‘romantic’ and ‘birth’ in the same sentence and to some the idea may sound unbelievable and/or a bit cheesy, but please hear me out…

How to avoid the bubble bath & pedicure trap this Christmas

How to avoid the bubble bath & pedicure trap this Christmas

Choosing the right Christmas present for a pregnant lady can be tricky. Whilst both bubble bath and a pedicure are very kind and thoughtful gifts (I love them!), you can guarantee that someone else will have the same idea and get the pregnant lady in your life the same thing. Boring…

Become a (Ghost) buster!

Become a (Ghost) buster!

I am not ashamed to say that I am a bit of a wimp. I jump when I see a spider, I can’t watch horror films and I was the one who always volunteered to hold the coats, bags and cameras (remember them?!) whilst my friends went on the rollercoaster. And so, you can imagine how I may have felt about the unknown of giving birth….

The secret to being able to relax now and beyond

The secret to being able to relax now and beyond

The combination of work/being busy, feeling excitement and perhaps anxiety on becoming a parent, oh and maybe making minor changes to your home such as building an extension (we love to put that pressure on ourselves in the lead up to birth), doesn’t breed relaxation. How are you supposed to relax now, let alone whilst you are in labour, and then (gulp) become a parent??

Giving Birth - How to Play Your Best Game

Giving Birth - How to Play Your Best Game

It is that time of year again. Sit down, relax (with a bowl of strawberries of course) and watch the likes of Murray and Williams play to their full potential. After much practice, and physical and mental preparation, they are ready to win. Giving birth is no different. Here are some hypnobirthing musts that will help you play your A game.

Top 3 Tips for the Birth Partner - A Father's Day Special

Top 3 Tips for the Birth Partner - A Father's Day Special

Dads are like Mothers; they have a primal instinct to nurture, provide and defend.  But do they all realise how important their role as a birthing partner can be?  Some do and some don’t (sorry, we have all watched one born every minute!).