What are the pros and cons of an epidural?

An epidural, for many, is often seen as the best thing that you can do for birth and labour! The closer you get to your due date, you might even have friends and family start saying to you ‘Just book the epidural, make your life easy!” But actually it’s not as clear cut as that.

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Positive birth story: The birth of Shelby

Sarah and Ben took online hypnobirthing classes with me in preparation for the birth of their second baby. Here is the positive birth story of Shelby.

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How to make birth less painful

How do you make birth less painful – without an epidural?! Firstly I’m not against medicalised pain relief. But before going straight for the strong stuff, why not give some of these ideas a go first.

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Positive birth story: Hypnobirthing with a premature birth

This positive birth story comes from L, who completed my online hypnobirthing course. She had planned for a natural, water…

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Positive birth story: Hypnobirthing and pregnancy after loss

This positive birth story comes from a couple who booked on to my group hypnobirthing class; which ended up being…

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The birth of Jesse: home birth to c-section

Jen and Justin have been my friends for years, so when they announced they were pregnant I knew I wanted…

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An interview with Ellen Allen on placenta encapsulation in Kent

When I was pregnant the first time I’d heard of placenta encapsulation, but knew very little about it. Since teaching…

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Pelvic floor exercises for pregnancy and beyond

A lot of women are scared of the damage that pregnancy birth will cause to their bodies. They worry about…

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The birth of Sienna – a natural birth from a first time mum

Vi had such a fear of natural childbirth she’d decided to look into a caesarean birth. When this option wasn’t possible for her she booked on to a hypnobirthing course and had a magical, fast natural birth.

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Birth affirmations for a caesarean birth

Birth affirmations are a great tool for hypnobirthing. They tend to be aimed towards natural births, so here are some free hypnobirthing affirmations for a caesarean birth.

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