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How Having a Doula Affects Positive Birth Outcome

How Having a Doula Affects Positive Birth Outcome With professional Doula Services on the rise, partly thanks to celebrity praise from well-known names such as Meghan Markle and Nicole Kidman, one has to wonder what really are the benefits of having a Doula by your side in the delivery room and beyond?

We’ve gathered up the statistics so you don’t have to!

Firstly, what is a Doula?

A doula is somebody that provides non-medical support for mothers throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.… Read more

Posted on July 8, 2019

Preparing Your Pelvis for Birth with Osteopathy

Preparing Your Pelvis for Birth with Osteopathy A great preparation for birth is to ensure your pelvis is well aligned and there are no restrictions that may possibly complicate the position of the baby or the birth itself.
Posted on December 1, 2017

Study proves ‘breaking the waters’ does nothing to speed up or help labour

Study proves ‘breaking the waters’ does nothing to speed up or help labour

Hand’s up who’s had their waters broken by a midwife or consultant either before or during labour?

I’m guessing lots of you. Certainly, in at least one of the largest maternity hospitals in the country it is policy to break the waters artificially of every woman presenting to the hospital in the early stages of labour.

Lets take a look at what ARM or ‘breaking the waters’ is and why it would be done:

Lots of people think the first sign of labour is the waters breaking.… Read more

Posted on June 6, 2016

3 Simple Ingredients : Lisa’s Recipe For Birth

3 Simple Ingredients : Lisa’s Recipe For Birth

I would like to thank all the mothers I have had the honour to join in birth in the making of this Recipe For Birth. Come along and see some of the ingredients in action in my two workshops:

  • Breathe Into Birth – where we rehearse labour and learn about the main ingredient – Breath.
  • Preparing for Birth – we we learn all about the next ingredients time and confidence
3 Simple Ingredients:

Time

  • There is no way to judge how long early labour will take.
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Posted on March 31, 2016

Where’s the best place to give birth in Dublin?

Where’s the best place to give birth in Dublin?

Well this might be one of the many questions buzzing around your head if you’ve just found out your pregnant.  Firstly, congratulations!  Now, breathe!

The answer is…wherever you think you will feel most comfortable, safe, secure and happy so that your lovely birthing hormones will be present in spades (that how the best births are fueled!).

Should I have a Home birth?

That’s a question only you can answer. When a women gives birth in the comfort of her own home she tends to be more relaxed and at ease with what is happening.… Read more

Posted on February 25, 2016