Does your anxiety comes from your in-utero experience?

Does your anxiety comes from your in-utero experience?

I recently stumbled on a past trauma that proved to be the key to a lot of the anxieties I’ve wrestled with as an adult. As someone who hunts down head trash – especially my own – this is a HUGE win for me. When something isn’t shifting, I dig...
Do you have a fear of uncertainty?

Do you have a fear of uncertainty?

A fear of uncertainty comes up a lot in my work with my clients. This is because there is so much potential for uncertainty on the journey to pregnancy, birth and motherhood. From figuring out whether you actually want kids or not, to playing the waiting game until...
Pregnancy anxiety and COVID

Pregnancy anxiety and COVID

Pregnancy anxiety and COVID is something we need to be paying more attention to. Pregnancy is a time where many women experience increased anxiety, but now that COVID is part of our lives, more and more people are suffering from anxiety and depression. Pregnancy...
Should I wait until I’m pregnant to address my fears?

Should I wait until I’m pregnant to address my fears?

A common question I get from those who suffer with strong fears or tokophobia is this: should I wait until I’m pregnant to address my fears? My answer to this is NO. And here’s why. It could take longer than you think Uncovering and addressing our fears is...
When the thought of losing control terrifies you

When the thought of losing control terrifies you

The idea of losing control is terrifying for many. Deep down we believe that we need to be in control to survive so when our sense of control is threatens it can undermine our sense of safety and security. Many don’t realise that a fear of flying is often linked...
Hate the thought of something growing inside?

Hate the thought of something growing inside?

The idea of something growing inside or having a baby move in the belly is the stuff of nightmares for many women. It’s not all angels singing and babies coo-ing when some women imagine pregnancy. For many it’s downright terrifying and this is often one of their...
The psychology of pain

The psychology of pain

Pain is interesting. At least I find it interesting. I guess that comes from my work in helping women prepare for pregnancy and birth, because pain comes up a lot! In fact it comes up too much in my opinion. More than it should do. And this is because a fear of pain...
The story behind the podcast

The story behind the podcast

The Fear Free Childbirth and Motherhood podcast is where I help you to lose the fear, anxiety and stress that inevitably accompanies the journey to motherhood. When you listen to this podcast you can expect to listen to me and my guests as we dive into real stories,...
5 reasons I hate hypnobirthing

5 reasons I hate hypnobirthing

This is part 2 and follows last week’s blog Why I LOVE hypnobirthing.  Before I start I want you to understand WHY I’m writing this. If you are familiar with my Head Trash work, then you’ll know about the importance of opposites, and acknowledging the parts of...
5 reasons why I love hypnobirthing

5 reasons why I love hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing has done so much for women and for birth since it breathed its way into our lives in the late 1980s. By combining birth education with tools and technique for coping with labour and getting the birthing partner involved, it has helped thousands, if not...