Article Tag - "pregnancy"
My first baby was induced and weighed 10lbs. The hard birth did not surprise me but the sensations in my body after did. I felt like a bus had hit me!Baby No. 1 (10 lbs)
We had fertility issues on both sides of the family and we thought if we wanted no. 2 we needed to get on with it. I was lucky enough to be a newly qualified Rolfer at the time.… Read more
Pregnancy can be a beautiful and exciting experience, but it can also bring up feelings of anxiety, fear, stress, isolation and uncertainty. Like any major life change it’s completely normal to experience a mix of emotions. Pregnancy is a huge transition in a woman’s life and it can impact you spiritually, physically and emotionally.
Plenty of attention is given to the physical changes in a woman’s body, but the emotional changes she may experience may not always be obvious or discussed.… 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
How can I reduce the risk of being induced? Around 6 weeks before the birth of your baby your cervix starts to ripen. Just like a juicy pear it softens and prepares the birth of your baby when it will start to thin and open. Starting to calm your life down and relax at this time is beneficial.Studies
Studies have shown that using acupuncture from your 37th or 38th week of pregnancy may reduce your risk of induction by around 20%
And if you are already under pressure from your hospital for being post dates?… Read more