Stressed about “trying for a baby” and not getting pregnant?

We all know someone that has been “trying for a baby”, often for months, if not years! Sadly many spend £££££ on assisted conception, and for many that provides a miracle 😍, but sadly for many it doesn’t 😔. Assisted conception can certainly take its toll on a woman/...

Terrified to have another baby after traumatic birth

Women really do suffer traumatic birth experiences, I should know, I have been listening to womens birth stories for over 35 years. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is real following many mothers births. It cost the NHS lots of money in terms of mothers requesting...

Are all Hypnobirthing Mothers quiet when they give birth?

There are lots of myths about Hypnobirthing, one being that all Hypnobirthing mothers will  just “breathe their baby out”….with no “pushing”. As every woman is different, some will be quiet, or quieter, some will be noisy or noisier, some roar like a lion or moo...

How can touching someone’s feet affect other parts of their body?

I have been qualified in Reflexology since the year 2000 and it never ceases to amaze me what people tell me following a reflexology treatment 😃 Touch alone, is therapeutic and feels nice anyway (unless a person doesn’t like touch of course). Reflexology is a...

Birth partner support in Hypnobirthing – Birth of Sloane

I saw this birth film years ago, a beautiful water birth, with full birth partner support. Just feel the oxytocin between this couple, notice how the mother’s neck is loose and open. Notice too how, even though there are a few people around, how the atmosphere is calm...

The birth of my own son in 1986

32 years ago today, on the 13th Feb, I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy 😍. I was probably thought of as that labouring mother who had “a few ideas” to say the least. I could almost sense, that in the staff room, they would be talking about me….like “who...

Pre natal/pregnancy vitamins…

Lets talk about pre natal vitamins/ vitamins to help fertility, pregnancy vitamins…..🤔 I am a great believer in the fact that one size doesn’t fit all, EVER ! We are all individuals, different shapes, sizes, BMI’s, with different diets, different...

The “sceptical” birth partner …..(Hypnobirthing)

When women call or message me about my Hypnobirthing Courses, they are usually very keen to book. Often their friends or family members have done my courses or they have read about the benefits of Hypnobirthing from different sources. Then some mention that although...

Do new mothers feel supported following birth?

Today, most mothers do not have the extended family any more (predominantly female), often they feel isolated, after giving birth, they may feel alone even, as midwives seem to be attending less and less in the postnatal period. Gone are the days of “Call the Midwife”...