14th Sep 2022
In a series of 14 interview clips, David Watson, business coach, 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 (10 of 14) Sharon talks to David about human evolution, the history of intervention in birth & hypnosis for pain management.
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.
23rd Mar 2022
I started getting pains on 16th December the day after going onto maternity leave at 37 weeks pregnant. The pains were very mild though and I thought it was just my pelvis feeling achy, they got a bit worse through the day on the 17th but were constant rather than coming and going and I was able to carry on as normal, walking the dog and doing some housework.
2nd Mar 2022
Pregnant women are being encouraged to incorporate mindfulness techniques into their daily lives as it is known to offer many benefits. Practicing mindfulness can:
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