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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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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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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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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How can a private midwife help you in pregnancy, birth and beyond?

During pregnancy we are so lucky in this country to have free healthcare and support through our NHS system. Although,…

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The birth of Jaxon – homebirth to delivery suite

Sarah and Aaron were the first couple I taught hypnobirthing to when I first qualified as a hypnobirthing teacher in…

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The un-planned home birth of Theodore

Mia and Joe were part of my October group hypnobirthing class. Their birth story is amazing! Usually when we think…

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What are the best ways to naturally induce labour?

Many people believe that to have a succesful hypnobirth, you must labour completely naturally. However, this is not the case.…

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Do you need to do a hypnobirthing course, or is a book enough?

Hypnobirthing is becoming more and more popular every year. It is a trend that will continue, because more women are…

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