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Having a baby is a huge, new, exciting experience. So here I’ve put together lots of juicy bits of information to give you stuff to think about and decide what’s right for you and your family

My Top 10 Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy and birth are such minefields of information it’s easy to get lost amongst the fact and fiction. Just exactly what should you trust? As someone who teaches hypobirthing sessions and who is blinking passionate about antenatal support and information for...

Abdominal Birth Vs C-Section

You might have heard this term this before, if not let me introduce you. I’ve talked about ‘Caesarean Births’ for as long as I’ve taught Hypnobirthing , preferring this over the term C-Section and definitely more than Emergency C-Section. (Which for the record, an...

Kate’s Birth Story

Kate was the first person I worked with after the birth of Baby Blossom, so the emotions were running high on my side, even more full of the wonder of childbirth than usual! Cosy winters nights, talking about birth in front of a log burner and fairy lights, it was...

Sinéad’s Birth Story

**Trigger Warning - Positive Premature Birth Story, E doing really well ** Sinéad's birth story is a fantastic reminder that hypnobirthing is for all births, not just the low risk, straight forward, plain sailing type pregnancies. In fact hypnobirthing may be even...

Beckah’s Birth Story

It was a proper joy to work with Beckah...having a VBAC was massively important to her and she is so passionate about birthing and empowering women and breastfeeding it was hard not to go off on a massive tangent and start putting the world to rights. She put the work...

Zoe’s Birth Story

I met Zoe early on in her pregnancy feeling worried and anxious about her birth. When we started the course at 34 weeks, she was so committed to doing everything she could to get rid of those feelings, it was amazing. Few people are able to be so honest with...

My Story is NOT YOUR Story

Grab a cup of tea and snuggle up to read Heather's story, it's a good un! I love this for lots of reasons and am externally grateful for Heather for taking the time put this together. She birthed her way and this had a massive impact on her experience. It was so...

Why Due Dates Are Codswallop

Due dates are tricky. It’s such a common thread on Pregnancy groups. ‘I’m 40+5 week, my baby is overdue, how do I start labour??’ Due dates are guess work, a guide at best. There are so many variables when calculating a due date that it is just not a reliable number....

Understanding Your Body’s Stress Response

How well do you understand your body’s fight, flight or freeze stress response? Understanding this can unlock just why is so important to rest and remain calm as you prepare to birth your baby. Let’s talk science first. Your body is regulated by the autonomic nervous...

Challenging Hypnobirthing Stereotypes

No, I’m not Vegan, my diet is not completely organic and grown in my garden and no I don’t wear robes or flowers in my hair. I’m not sure why hypnobirthing has the persona it does, but I am here to challenge hypnobirthing stereotypes and I promise you it’s not as woo...

Why Invest in Hypnobirthing?

That complete rush of happiness and joy. Happy days, you’ve found out you are expecting! And as your pregnancy progresses, you start sharing your news and thinking about the practicalities of your little bundle of joy arriving….then it begins. It starts off small, a...

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