Blog – birth confidence

The Birth Journey and the 3 Stages of Labour

  Birth is an adventure. We don't know exactly how it will unfold. We can't guarantee how you'll feel on the day or which path it will take. Having an overview of key things to expect or ideas for each stage of labour can both help you feel ready and help make it...

Pregnant after IVF and mixed emotions

Are you pregnant after IVF? If you are then congratulations, and also, you are very normal if you are feeling a mix of emotions! The emotional journey of IVF can be hard, exhausting and like a rollercoaster. Then you finally get the good news. You are pregnant....

What is pregnancy anxiety?

Anxiety in pregnancy is far more common than people think. Recent reports estimate at least 1 in 5 women suffer with symptoms of anxiety and depression during pregnancy. The causes can vary, but a history of anxiety, previous birth trauma, a long IVF journey, and...

The Birth Journey and the 3 Stages of Labour

  Birth is an adventure. We don't know exactly how it will unfold. We can't guarantee how you'll feel on the day or which path it will take. Having an overview of key things to expect or ideas for each stage of labour can both help you feel ready and help make it...

Pregnant after IVF and mixed emotions

Are you pregnant after IVF? If you are then congratulations, and also, you are very normal if you are feeling a mix of emotions! The emotional journey of IVF can be hard, exhausting and like a rollercoaster. Then you finally get the good news. You are pregnant....

The Birth Journey and the 3 Stages of Labour

The Birth Journey and the 3 Stages of Labour

  Birth is an adventure. We don't know exactly how it will unfold. We can't guarantee how you'll feel on the day or which path it will take. Having an overview of key things to expect or ideas for each stage of labour can both help you feel ready and help make it...

Pregnant after IVF and mixed emotions

Pregnant after IVF and mixed emotions

Are you pregnant after IVF? If you are then congratulations, and also, you are very normal if you are feeling a mix of emotions! The emotional journey of IVF can be hard, exhausting and like a rollercoaster. Then you finally get the good news. You are pregnant....

What is pregnancy anxiety?

What is pregnancy anxiety?

Anxiety in pregnancy is far more common than people think. Recent reports estimate at least 1 in 5 women suffer with symptoms of anxiety and depression during pregnancy. The causes can vary, but a history of anxiety, previous birth trauma, a long IVF journey, and...

Tips to help you avoid unnecessary tearing in birthing

The vagina and perineum are designed to stretch during birth and some minor tearing during birth is relatively common especially for a first-time mum.  There are different types of tearing with the most common being either first or second degree tearing. These types...

Hypnosis for Pain Management in Labour

Managing and reducing unnecessary pain during labour It’s no surprise, really, that pain control is often the number one goal for expectant mothers – and for their partners on their behalf! Fear of pain produces tension in the body and, paradoxically, is likely to...

Birth preferences rather than a ‘plan’!

'Birth Preferences                                            A birth "plan" provides the midwives and medical staff with an easy to read document that summarises your preferences for labour and the immediate after care of your new born baby. Your midwife might have...