The role of the birth partner

The role of the birth partner includes many different ‘hats’. But it could be as simple as being there… The key is the partner’s presence. Being there in the moment, being the guardian of oxytocin, the birth keeper, the advocate. Your role will be led by the birthing mother/person who you are supporting. Who canContinue reading “The role of the birth partner”

Your Birth Plan

Your birth plan or better birth preferences can be an important part of your journey into parenthood. You may have heard people talking about their birth plan going out of the window or saying it is not worth writing one… In my opinion, as a doula and mother of 4, it is worth thinking aboutContinue reading “Your Birth Plan”

Hypnobirthing FAQ

Who is a hypnobirthing course for? My hypnobirthing workshops are aimed at anyone who wants to give their baby a gentle and loving start in life. If you want a positive experience of birth that you can look back and treasure – for the rest of your life, then my workshops are for you. SuitableContinue reading “Hypnobirthing FAQ”

What is a gentle Caesarean Birth?

What is a gentle Caesarean Birth or Caesarean Section and why should expectant parents know about it? Gentle Caesareans mimic some of the natural processes of giving birth: A drug to encourage uterine contractions is given to the mother, so that your baby gets ‘pushed’ out by your uterus rather than pulled by the obstetrician.Continue reading “What is a gentle Caesarean Birth?”