Positive birthing: a different approach to antenatal preparation - The fundemental aim of the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is to empower expectant mothers and their partners to prepare for the best birth possible Mums and partners learn to use different breathing techniques,Read More...
Supporting parents in the early stages of parenthood - There is no getting away from it, becoming a parent can be a stressful time for some mums and dads.  The developing relationship between parents and their new baby is a consumingRead More...
Some information mums need to know - Over the past week there have been a number of interesting articles that have been brought to my attention.  I would like to share two articles with you because it is important forRead More...
Pain during childbirth: let’s explore - I wonder how many women are put off having a baby because of the worry over pain at the time of delivery. Some perhaps don’t consider this point until their pregnancy isRead More...
Use your brain and not your fears when preparing to have a baby - A fairly new approach to antenatal preparation involves supporting mothers and their partners to explore their beliefs about pain during childbirth.  Women have learnt to think that being in labour is aRead More...
Replacing routine interventions in child birth with natural alternatives - I have met some amazing expectant mums on my journey through my professional life.  More recently, two women in particular stand out in my mind because they are determined to take greaterRead More...
Hypnobirthing classes are fun - It is amazing how much people want to learn about their baby even before the birth.  This has certainly been my experience since delivering Hypnobirthing classes.  A further aspect is that couplesRead More...
Promoting a return to natural birthing - “Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale and her hand to pull back from the fire, so she knows when and how to giveRead More...
Morning sickness in pregnancy - Lyndsay Buckland in her article, ‘Sympathy for morning sickness‘ published in the Scotsman today describes some of the difficulties she has experienced.  Now into her second pregnancy, she is once again, havingRead More...
Talking from experience: one family’s experience of HypnoBirthing in action - I have addressed a number of issues around pregnancy, birthing and parent-infant relationships, all of which are addressed in Hypnobirthing classes. I understand that for expectant mum’s and their partners, it isRead More...
The usefulness of HypnoBirthing: when instrumental delivery is needed - For some women, the experience of a calm, comfortable and controlled natural birth is not possible because of a recognised or evolving medical problems impacting on mother or her unborn baby, orRead More...

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