F*ck the mum-guilt! It’s time to build your tribe!

Last week I had a first-time mum sobbing in my arms; she felt like she was failing by not being able to provide 100% of the required care to her newborn.  She felt she was a bad mother, she felt her son deserved more, she felt that other mothers were judging her negatively and that…

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6 Savvy Steps to an Empowered Birth

  Thanks to the brilliant initiative of Millie Hill, the positive birth movement (amongst others) is quickly becoming the new gold standard of achievement for pregnant mamas.  For me, a positive birth means an empowered one so  here are my 6 savvy steps to achieving a birth that’ll leave you rocking out like a victorious Birth Warrior!…

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Can exercise help beat postnatal depression?

  I was never much into exercise.  Throughout my twenties I’d enjoyed a frivolous and fun existence, never really giving much tought to my physical health.  Until I needed to… after a dodgy routine smear result I decided to give my immune system a boost by eating well and exercising regularly.  I found a unexpected…

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How and when to SLEEP in LABOUR!

I know, it sounds f*cking impossible, right?! But trust me; it can happen! One of the first babies I ever saw being birthed, swam earthside after no more than two gentle, breathy pushes, after mum had been resting – sleeping, even – in a dimly lit, warm, peaceful room. In all honesty, seeing my client…

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Could THIS be the thing that helps you to conceive?

If you’re trying to conceive #TTC at the moment, firstly my thoughts , love and excitement are with you. Secondly if you have been TTC for some time now and are experiencing difficulties, you may want to skip the first two paragraphs if you’re likely to be triggered by reading about pregnancy loss. However, do…

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Postnatal Recovery: Book Review on The First 40 Days

My obsession for deliciously healthy and lovingly prepared food goes waaaaaaaay back to my teenage years. My mum raised my brothers and I on her own whilst simultaneously working two full time jobs for the NHS. As a trained Nurse and Respiratory Specialist she managed a Chest Clinic by day and a busy A&E department…

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Language, Self-talk and Courageous Labour

language courageous labour

Language.  So often we use words without thinking out of habit or because of cultural norms. I’m feeling super inspired right now thanks to the insights of one amazing Birth Warrior that I met through the Positive Birth Movement Group I host.  She shared her increasing awareness of the power of language and how the…

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Birth-Partner, Men & using your BRAINs

birth-partner, men and brains

Good birth-partner support can often make all the difference for a labouring woman. So a BIG SHOU-OUT t to the Birth Warrior Birth-Partners today….ESPECIALLY the MEN!!! This short but sweeeeeeeet blog is especially for the anyone planning on being the best birth-partner they can be! On a deep, primal, DNA, hard-wired programming level Men’s role…

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