Anxiety in pregnancy

Anxiety in pregnancy

Anxiety in pregnancy is currently estimated to affect around 15% of women. Through my work in supporting women in preparing for birth and pregnancy, anxiety is something that I see a lot and, dare I say, I think the numbers are probably higher. When women are feeling...
I’m scared of birth – what can I do?

I’m scared of birth – what can I do?

Feeling scared of birth is very common and is not necessarily something to worry about. It’s a time of massive change so it’s normal for us to feel fear on some level. Fear gets a bad rep, but actually it’s a good thing. Our fear is alerting us to possible...
Post Natal Depression – can we guard against it?

Post Natal Depression – can we guard against it?

Do you want to know one the main things I was obsessed with when I was pregnant? Post Natal Depression or PND. When I think back to my darkest days, I could barely keep myself going. The thought of being in that state AND responsible for a little human being was...
Are you setting yourself up to ‘fail’ at birth?

Are you setting yourself up to ‘fail’ at birth?

Let me start by saying that I don’t believe in birth failure … or that you can ‘fail’ at birth. But that doesn’t stop women everywhere saying that’s how they FEEL. It’s tragic. Nurturing a new baby into the world with a sense of birth failure...
How to prepare for birth disappointment

How to prepare for birth disappointment

When preparing for an upcoming birth, I always recommend preparing for more than one birth outcome. Two of these will inevitably include your preferred birth and your birth nightmare. In between both of these is a HUGE space that we can label as birth disappointment....
What happens if you DON’T prepare for birth #truestory

What happens if you DON’T prepare for birth #truestory

Let me start by just getting this out the way. I’m NOT about laying on the guilt. At all. And this post is not a let-me-beat-you-into-guilty-submission kinda post. It’s more along the vibes of… here’s how things *could* go…. please listen and try not to repeat someone...