Birth Prep

The 3 things it takes for a natural birth

So you want a natural birth? This is the kind of birth that lots of women say they want. But often, they might not fully appreciate what it takes to be able to make it happen. Beware of planning for a natural birth Now before I go any further i need to share with you...

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Do I need to do pregnancy classes?

Are you wondering if you need to do pregnancy classes? I’d love to be able to give you a a YES or NO answer to this, but I can’t. Only you can judge whether you do. We are all starting our pregnancy journeys from different places and what’s right for one person could...

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How fabulous do you want your birth to be?

This might seem like an odd question, but it’s one worth thinking about. What do you want from your birth? Some have a very straightforward aim for childbirth: to make it out the other side with a healthy baby. But what if you want more than that? What if you want a...

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Do I really need to prepare for birth?

Are you wondering whether you need to prepare for birth? I’ve heard doulas and midwives say that it’s often the 18-year olds who know nothing about birth that have the best births. So what does this mean for the rest of us when it comes to preparing for birth? Does...

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Essential Steps of Birth Preparation

Birth preparation is a huge part of preparing for a positive birth. Lots of women don't appreciate why doing birth preparation is so important with many leaving it last minute. The truth is if you want to stack the odds in your favour when it comes to having a...

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Gentle C-Section, with OB, Andy Simm

Caesareans are often feared by women going into birth, but there's a new trend coming through that could hope to reduce that somewhat. The gentle c-section otherwise known as the natural caesarean is a much softer approach than the usual surgical ritual. To help...

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Essential Oils in Pregnancy, with Amber Duncan

Using essential oils in pregnancy can be a bit of a minefield. There is so much confusion as to what you can and can't use that it can be stressful. So I knew I had to do an episode on it! To help me tackle this subject, I'm being joined by Amber Duncan, who is a...

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How to have a happy birth, with Beverley Turner

On today's podcast I'm joined by journalist and radio presenter (and now best-selling author!) Beverley Turner. Bev is also the lady behind The Happy Birth Club ante-natal classes that are run out of a pub in Chiswick, London. I first heard Bev speak at the IMUK...

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Taking responsibility for your birth

In today's episode I want to talk about taking responsibility and share with you something that happened to me last week that was a huge wake-up call. It's not exactly birth related but it is ... [spp-player] Last week I had a minor op. I thought it would be this no...

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