Pregnancy

Why postnatal doulas are a must have for mums

Why postnatal doulas are a must have for mums

“Definition of a supermum – someone who gives ample time to the well being of her kids, sacrificing her own ‘me’ time. Someone who reaches out for the help she needs. Someone who doesn’t take seriously scheduling, clocks, appointments etc but who endeavors to keep her children happy and safe and well fed. The supermum…

Evie’s unplanned, unassisted home birth

Evie’s unplanned, unassisted home birth

Announcing the rather speedy arrival of Evelyn Emily Woolfson. After a false start to labour a week beforehand (two hours of regular contractions Sunday evening and then nothing but braxton hicks all week.) I woke up on Sunday 4th June feeling uncomfortable. At 9am I was reading Jasper a story and asked him if he…

39 Weeks – Toddler prep and what I’m up to

39 Weeks – Toddler prep and what I’m up to

Little video of what I’m up to 39 weeks pregnant and the things we are doing to prepare our toddler for the new baby’s arrival. Here are the books I mention in the video: There’s A House Inside My Mummy Gorgeous book that we have been reading since Christmas. Here’s Jasper getting to grips with the info! Lulu and the Noisy Baby Jasper absolutely loves lift…

My Hypnobirth Hospital Bag – 38 Weeks Pregnant

My Hypnobirth Hospital Bag – 38 Weeks Pregnant

Here’s what I’m packing in my hypnobirth hospital bag. This is my second birth so here are the things that I found really useful last time or didn’t think about in advance to having a hypnobirth in water at a birth centre. Product links mentioned Elle Tens Machine Cheeky Wipes for wipes, breast pads and sanitary pads –…

Little Black Book of Pregnancy Specialists in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

Little Black Book of Pregnancy Specialists in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

I have set up a networking group and invite other fertility, pregnancy and birth specialists based in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire to join and share their details here so you know how much fantastic support there near by. Acupuncture Prebirth acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment that can promote and enhance a natural and…

Acupuncture for birth preparation and induction

Acupuncture for birth preparation and induction

In my latest video blog entitled ‘Extreme nesting at 37 weeks pregnant’ I talk about all of the things I am doing to prepare for my baby’s arrival. Alongside my mindful and hypnobirth practice I had my first acupuncture session this week. Prebirth acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment that can promote and enhance a natural and efficient labour. Treatment can start from 36 weeks…

Extreme nesting at 37 weeks pregnant

Extreme nesting at 37 weeks pregnant

Extreme nesting at 37 weeks pregnant. I also talk about using acupuncture to help prepare for labour and avoid medicalised induction. Blog on acupuncture here and blog on massage during pregnancy here . First time visiting Embrace Bump to Baby? I created the affirmations and hypnosis for pregnancy pack to support you right from the very start of your pregnancy and now my…

Does hypnobirthing set women up to fail?

Does hypnobirthing set women up to fail?

Is your baby’s birth the new wedding day in terms of pressure and unrealistic expectations to be the best day of your life? Does hypnobirthing set women up to fail? I think yes! Watch vlog above to find out more. First time visiting Embrace Bump to Baby? I created the affirmations and hypnosis for pregnancy pack to support you right from the very…

A letter to all midwives

A letter to all midwives

At 40 weeks pregnant with my first baby I had an appointment with a new midwife. As usual I really enjoyed my appointment and got on well with the midwife. However a small part of our conversation played on my mind, not just played on my mind but literary replayed in my mind over and…

Perineum Massage the low down

Perineum Massage the low down

What is perineal massage and should I be doing it? Maybe your midwife or a friend has mentioned massaging your lady garden in preparation for natural childbirth. There are numerous benefits the main one being that you are more likely to stretch, rather than tear, while your baby is crowning and who wouldn’t want to…

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