The 4 TRUE causes of fear of birth and pregnancy

There has been a lot of debate recently around fear of birth and tokophobia, the pathological fear of birth and pregnancy. Much of this debate has centred on the culprits that are being blamed for the rise in women experiencing fear of birth and these culprits have...

7 things NOT to do to a pregnant woman

Pregnant women are precious; they are growing a new human being. This magical quality means that pregnant women get extra attention. It’s not always MORE attention though. I’d say it’s a DIFFERENT kind of attention than the kind they’d normally get. I remember how...

I’m speaking at GOLD Perinatal Conference 2018

I'm thrilled to have been invited to speak at the GOLD Perinatal Conference 2018 later this year. The title of my talk is "How to prepare women for a fear-free birth" and I can't wait to share my thoughts on this. I've been working with women helping them to clear...

We’re on a list of Best Birth Blogs!

We're one of the best birth blogs on the planet! I know! Crazy, right? When I got the email, I couldn't quite believe it. We're one of the Best Birth Blogs Yes! The Fear Free Childbirth blog has been named #11 on a Top 30 list of the "Best Birth Blogs on the...

Childfree: Positive Choice or Fear-Based Choice?

Are you childfree and want to stay that way? If so, is that a positive choice, or one made from a place of fear? It might not be easy to say at first because our fear plays tricks on us. I thought I wanted to be childfree Back in the day, when I was a high-achieving...

Tocophobie, la peur de l’accouchement

Ceci est une traduction de l'épisode de podcast sur la tocophobie qui a été aimablement traduit par une collaboratrice québécoise que vous pouvez suivre sur Twitter: @Tocophobie Aujourd'hui, je veux vous parler de tocophobie pour plusieurs raisons... C'est le terme...

5 things every pregnant woman wants to hear (but doesn’t)

Childbirth is often compared to running a marathon and for good reason. The physical and emotional demands are not dissimilar. A recent study showed that childbirth put an equivalent level of stress and trauma on the body as running a marathon. So I thought I’d take...

3 reasons why your due date is wrong

When we become pregnant one of the first burning questions we have is “what is my due date?" Our due date has this magical quality because it symbolises the day that we become a mother, whether it’s the first time or to a new little one. The thing is, because the date...

Failure to progress? Seriously?!

Childbirth is often compared to running a marathon and for good reason. The physical and emotional demands are not dissimilar. A recent study showed that childbirth put an equivalent level of stress and trauma on the body as running a marathon. So I thought I’d take...

Home birth; bravery has NOTHING to do with it!

Childbirth is often compared to running a marathon and for good reason. The physical and emotional demands are not dissimilar. A recent study showed that childbirth put an equivalent level of stress and trauma on the body as running a marathon. So I thought I’d take...

No need to give birth on your back. In fact DON’T!

If you were running in a race, you definitely WOULD NOT be dressed like that. Those heels are bound to cause you some hardcore foot injuries, not to mention adding a bucket load of hours to your marathon time. And who starts a marathon crouching on the floor, anyhow? All of it is nonsense, and we know it. In fact, we all know it so well, that you would NEVER see this. Not even in a comedy that featured a woman running a race. Imagine watching a reality TV show about marathon runners and seeing the coaches advising the women to do this. IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN!!!