Pregnancy Posts

Fearless Birthing

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

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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7 things NOT to do to a pregnant woman

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...

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Conscious Conception and Pregnancy, with Jane Jennings

Conscious Conception and Pregnancy, with Jane Jennings

I'm a huge fan of conscious conception and pregnancy and I believe that taking a conscious and deliberate approach to your journey from pregnancy to motherhood is the gold standard to aim for. But I also know that not everyone has got that memo and simply don't get...

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The Psychology of Pregnancy, with Leah Butler-Smith

The Psychology of Pregnancy, with Leah Butler-Smith

The psychology of pregnancy doesn't often get discussed and I don't know why, so today I'm remedying that. Pregnancy and the journey of motherhood are such a huge time of change that it's no wonder that there are psychological implications. The thing is, we don't...

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Essential Oils in Pregnancy, with Amber Duncan

Essential Oils in Pregnancy, with Amber Duncan

Using essential oils in pregnancy can be a bit of a minefield. There is so much confusion as to what you can and can't use that it can be stressful. So I knew I had to do an episode on it! To help me tackle this subject, I'm being joined by Amber Duncan, who is a...

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Being pregnant with PTSD

Being pregnant with PTSD

This week it's maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week here in the UK and to honour it, I'm delighted to be talking to Susanne Grant about being pregnant with PTSD, birth trauma or baby loss. Not long ago Susanne found herself pregnant with PTSD as a result of...

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Pregnancy as a rite of passage, with Charlotte Kanyi

Pregnancy as a rite of passage, with Charlotte Kanyi

Our pregnancy journey has the potential to be one of the most transformative and expansive periods in our lives, and I don't just mean in terms of our body! The opportunity for personal growth is huge, and yet this important rite of passage is not always widely...

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Taking responsibility for your birth

Taking responsibility for your birth

In today's episode I want to talk about taking responsibility and share with you something that happened to me last week that was a huge wake-up call. It's not exactly birth related but it is ... [spp-player] Last week I had a minor op. I thought it would be this no...

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Looking after your Pelvic Floor, with Anita Lambert

Looking after your Pelvic Floor, with Anita Lambert

Your pelvic floor is one of those things that you take for granted before giving birth. It's just there. Then you give birth and it's not! After my first pregnancy, I went to a weekly buggy workout where we were talked through the kegel exercises and I remember being...

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