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Lucy's hypnobirthing story at home

Lucy's hypnobirthing story at home

 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.

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Tokophobia and the relationship with elective caesarean sections

Tokophobia and the relationship with elective caesarean sections

 16th Mar 2022

Tokophobia is "an unreasoning dread of pregnancy or childbirth" which, without support, can be incredibly debilitating. It is important that women, and men reach out for support. There are many therapists throughout the UK who specialise in this area.

Avoidance behaviours characteristic of phobic states may be experienced. Antenatal appointments may be missed, engaging with conversation about the pregnancy or baby may be avoided, and preparation for birth or motherhood avoided because of feelings of disgust or fear of the process. It may be difficult to talk to their partner or family about and this which may, in turn, cause feelings of isolation.

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Qualify as an easibirthing® Fertility Practitioner

Qualify as an easibirthing® Fertility Practitioner

 9th Mar 2022

Do you want to qualify as an easibirthing® Fertility Practitioner?

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The benefits of mindfulness during pregnancy

The benefits of mindfulness during pregnancy

 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:

  • Help reduce stress
  • Reduce the fear of labour
  • Lower the risk of postnatal depression
  • Help mother and baby bond/connect
  • Promote healthy development of offspring
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'Is it Going to Hurt' to watch this drama?!

'Is it Going to Hurt' to watch this drama?!

 23rd Feb 2022

I have been resisting joining the debate of Adam Kay's 'This is Going to Hurt' maternity ward black-humour drama. So many of my colleagues in the pregnancy and birth arena have aired their views and tbh I wasn't sure I had anything further to contribute that has not already impassionately been said. However I have now had so many hypnobirthing and post natal clients in clinic talk about the show with frustration and fear, that I felt it time to break my silence.

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Conception after 30

Conception after 30

 16th Feb 2022

Several studies have shown that fertility rates for women decrease at around 3% each year after the age of 30. However from 1980-2002, fertility rates across the world for women over 30 were actually increasing overall. We have better nutrition, better access to assisted conception, better medical care overall. In wealthier nations, people are now healthier overall and likely to be more fertile for longer periods of their lives. And for many, after age 30 is a better time in their lives to have children!

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