13th May 2022
Dr Andrew Mayers of Bournemouth University has conducted a research study looking specifically at how men feel about the support they receive during their partner's pregnancy. At easibirthing® and parenting, we completely believe the study's reported feelings of exclusion in the whole process and pregnancy and birth can be extended to any non-birthing parent regardless of gender. Our clients often report feeling sidelined or their needs ignored.
Given how prevalent post natal depression and anxiety can be amongst new parents, regardless whether they have given birth or not, it is time as a society that we give them to space and support to adjust during pregnancy and childbirth to help prevent adverse mental health beyond.
29th Apr 2022
At easibirthing® and parenting we believe that the best birth is the one that is right for THIS mum and THIS baby. Every woman deserves to be supported regardless of the mode of delivery.
Labour can be unpredictable, and an emergency caesarean can be the right decision for some women and babies so an important role of a hypnobirthing course should be to build a repertoire of techniques to deal with when it doesn't go according to plan.
But did you know that hypnobirthing is suitable for an elective or planned C-section birth too?
In light of the recent Ockenden report, a controversial and fiery debate has followed about what is the 'safe' mode for delivering your baby. Unfortunately this has forgotten the real point. It was not that the validity of either mode of delivery is in question, but instead that an under funded and resourced maternity service was at the root of what happened in Shrewsbury where professional decisions and choices were then flawed.
2nd Feb 2022
Tokophobia is a pathological dread & avoidance of childbirth.
Join our next 'Tokophobia & Birth Trauma' event for practitioners on Friday 11 Feb from 5.30pm to 8.30pm at Chilworth Manor (nr Southampton), Hampshire, UK. Follow link to register: https://bit.ly/3GKzEv8
12th Jan 2022
In a series of 16 interview clips, Karol Kosinski, Hypnotherapist & learning designer at FutureLearn talks to our founder and director Sharon Mustard about psychology, philosophy and the driving forces behind the easibirthing® and parenting ethos. In today's podcast (14 of 16) Sharon talks to Karol Kosinski (https://www.karolkosinski.org/) about the prevalence of tokophobia and social conditioning.
5th Jan 2022
In a series of 16 interview clips, Karol Kosinski, Hypnotherapist & learning designer at FutureLearn talks to our founder and director Sharon Mustard about psychology, philosophy and the driving forces behind the easibirthing® and parenting ethos. In today's podcast (13 of 16) Sharon talks to Karol Kosinski (https://www.karolkosinski.org/) about pregnancy related anxieties, tokophobia and birth trauma.