Article Tag - "birth"
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
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
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
- There is no way to judge how long early labour will take.
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