Pregnancy Posts

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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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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The Maternal Brain, with Jodi Pawluski

Today's podcast is all about the maternal brain and the neuroscience of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting. A few months back I shared an article about the maternal brain on my Facebook page and it went a bit nuts. It's since been shared over 40 times which is...

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Pregnancy Body Changes

Worrying about pregnancy body changes is something most pregnant women worry about. Whether it's the expected changes in the shape of your body as pregnancy progresses, to the least expected changes that might happen as a result of birth complications - and everything...

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Preparing for Motherhood, with Sophie Brigstocke

In today's podcast episode I'm honoured to be joined by Sophie Brigstocke. Sophie won Doula of the Year in 2017, so this is a real treat - my second Doula of the Year guest! As well as being a doula, Sophie also runs Nurturing Birth where she trains doulas alongside...

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Fearless Birthing

The Fear Free Childbirth podcast is back! After a year off, I'm back... lots of great episodes coming too! In this episode, I talk about my new book, Fearless Birthing. I get lots of emails asking what reading people should do, well, my answer to that is simple: my...

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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...

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