Planning for Pregnancy & TTC

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...

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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...

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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 not always...

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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 to a...

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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...

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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 danger and...

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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...

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The 3 things it takes for a natural birth

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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Thomas Verny, Father of Prenatal Psychology

Thomas Verny, Father of Prenatal Psychology

Prenatal psychology is an area of psychology that looks at the psychological changes that women go through from conception to postpartum. If you're going to better understand your fears and anxieties during pregnancy then I think understanding prenatal psychology is...

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7 signs of a woman with tokophobia

7 signs of a woman with tokophobia

How to tell if you know a woman with tokophobia Tokophobia is the extreme fear of pregnancy and birth. It’s not very well known and yet it can affect a lot of women. This extreme or pathological fear of birth is estimated to affect between 4 and 43% of women. 14% is...

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