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 Pregnancy and Birth

The 46th month is the charm!

The 46th month is the charm!

Dreams do come true! Published 21st Dec 2014 At 19 I was diagnosed with endometriosis following excruciating periods, I was told extremely bluntly that having children may not be possible for me. 4 years ago this month I started trying to conceive and.....nothing......

0 to 6 babies in 4 years!

0 to 6 babies in 4 years!

Published 3rd December 2016. When you desperately want a baby and a baby doesn't come your life can begin to feel very very empty. For me I began to feel physically empty as my friends bellies grew with new life while mine stayed flat(ish). Our flat felt empty as I am...

Pregnancy following infertility or miscarriage

Pregnancy following infertility or miscarriage

So is pregnancy following infertility the same as it is if you conceived easily? For some perhaps but I think for the majority of us that have been through years of investigations, treatment cycles and perhaps miscarriages, pregnancy can bring with it it's own set of...

Hypnosis for pain management

Hypnosis for pain management

This hypnosis for pain management MP3 is perfect for any situation in which you want to reduce physical sensations or numb an area of the body in advance of tests, scans etc. "Learning new techniques is very empowering. I especially enjoyed learning how to numb my...

Pregnancy support session

Pregnancy support session

If you are feeling in need of support then consider booking a pregnancy support session. Feedback from a recent client session: "I had just found out that I was pregnant and was feeling very anxious about miscarrying as I had with my last pregnancy. I was also worried...

Hypnosis for morning sickness relief

Hypnosis for morning sickness relief

I have written and recorded a hypnosis for morning sickness relief MP3. I suffered from extreme dizziness during my first trimester and after listening to a hypnosis track for 4 days the dizziness ceased and I went my entire pregnancy only being sick twice (and both...

The Embrace Bump to Baby Course

The Embrace Bump to Baby Course

Would you like to feel empowered, calm and confident during your pregnancy and birth? Take 1st week of online course for FREE The Embrace Bump to Baby Course The pregnancy and birth course with a difference: Learn how to numb body parts using hypnosis Overcome anxiety...

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...

Pregnancy support groups

Pregnancy support groups

The Mindful Pregnancy group A safe space for women who have struggled to get pregnant. Voice how you are feeling and receive support and advice from others who will completely understand where you are coming from. You are welcome to join no matter what stage of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Pregnancy Yoga Henley (Plus Massage and Reiki)

Pregnancy Yoga Henley (Plus Massage and Reiki)

Tuning in with your body during pregnancy is extremely important as is making time to switch off from our busy lives and connect with the moment and our babies. Pregnancy yoga is the perfect way to achieve this. What is pregnancy/pre-natal yoga? Incorporating adapted...

The final countdown! 36 weeks pregnant.

The final countdown! 36 weeks pregnant.

The final countdown! What I'm doing to prepare for labour and birth at 36 weeks pregnant. 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 Embrace...

Reflexology for pregnancy

Reflexology for pregnancy

Reflexology is all about bringing balance, harmony and well-being to the body. At times in our lives, we find ourselves ‘out-of-sorts’ and our body needs equilibrium in order to keep working healthily.  Reflexology is the technique of applying gentle pressure to...

Pregnancy and Birth Colouring Book

Pregnancy and Birth Colouring Book

I met Tessa at a mother and baby event last week and absolutely love her pregnancy and birth colouring book. Here is a little blog about it from Tessa: I started doodling I teach Pregnancy Yoga in Caversham and started doodling in the evenings after my daughters had...

Sarah’s VBAC hypnobirth

Sarah’s VBAC hypnobirth

Sarah's first labour and birth were pretty traumatic and ended in an emergency C-section and a stay in hospital. 5 years later when she was pregnant with her son she decided that she would really like to have a VBAC (Vaginal birth after cesarean). Here is her story:...

Can childbirth be painfree?

Can childbirth be painfree?

An extract from the Embrace Bump to Baby Course Week 2: Painful or painfree labour? Your uterus has three layers of muscle that work together to thin and open the cervix and push your baby down. If they are supplied by a healthy flow of oxygenated blood they work by...

My pain free labour and birth

My pain free labour and birth

I was 9 days overdue and had been instructed by my midwife to try everything possible to start my labour naturally as the hospital wanted to book me in for an induction which would mean I would not be allowed the water birth I had planned. I had been very relaxed...

Hypnosis for pain management

Hypnosis for pain management

This hypnosis for pain management MP3 is perfect for any situation in which you want to reduce physical sensations or numb an area of the body in advance of tests, scans, childbirth etc. "Learning new techniques is very empowering. I especially enjoyed learning how to...

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...

Hypnobirth classes Henley-on-Thames

Hypnobirth classes Henley-on-Thames

Would you like to feel empowered, calm and confident during your pregnancy and birth? Would you like to feel prepared and able to cope whatever your birth journey? The Embrace Bump to Baby Course The pregnancy and birth course with a difference: Learn how to numb body...

Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting

Our fourth Facebook group for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to parenting. We share articles on caring for your baby, coping with being a new mum and support each other through the challenges of parenthood. Closed group just click to join:...

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