By Clare Littler posted: 8 June, 2016, 9:00 in: Baby, You and Your Family, Family, Mum Stories To all the mums struggling through the first 3 months, Don’t worry, 7 months ago I was just like you. My daughter may be 10 months old now, but I can remember it like it was yesterday. Those… Continue reading An open letter to exhausted new mummies
August 26, 2016 · by Pathways · in Birth By Lauren McClain The New Early Labour Early labour is supposed to be the time when you rest, distract yourself, eat, and get into a rhythm for the more intense, active stage. Due to recent changes in obstetrical management of labour, early labour isn’t all like… Continue reading The New Early Labour
Amazing x0:00 2,605,712 Views Sophie Messager July 26 at 9:35am · A friend had the most gorgeous gentle cesarean yesterday-it was quite a journey because her local hospital refused to entertain any of her wishes, so she had to move to another hospital where she found the most supportive consultant, who not only agreed to… Continue reading Gentle Cesearean.
Try to meet one or two midwives at the start of your pregnancy whom you get to know well and who will – hopefully – come when you start your labour. Bear in mind that even if you have a reliable home-birth service in your area, you may have no idea who will actually turn… Continue reading A midwife’s guide to a calm home delivery by Annie Francis
By BellyBelly in Birth, Post Natal. Last updated on September 7, 2015 4 Reasons Why You Should Hibernate After Birth Having a baby is one of those pivotal moments in your life – all of a sudden your world spins on its axis and you see everything in a new light. You may find that… Continue reading 4 Reasons why you should hibernate after birth.
Many mothers have a tough first labor and birth experience. Sometimes our dreams of a certain birth experience fade as something completely different happens than what we imagined. Much of this could be attributed to stress, exhaustion during labor, or perhaps, some unforeseen circumstance occurred during labor that could not be helped. Evidence shows that… Continue reading 10 Reasons to consider having a doula at your next birth.
HOLDING SPACE What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our… Continue reading A Doulas role in Holding Space.