Have a little compassion…Respect A Woman’s Birth Choice

Have a little compassion…

Birth Choice

Breathing a woman down into that quiet still place of acceptance and surrender is divine. Second pregnancy and this little one at 38 weeks is still breech.

After trying acupressure, acupuncture, moxibustion, medically assisted turning, meditation, visualisation and yoga positions, the little one doesn’t want to go head down.

I quietly observed my client as she was preparing herself to face the unknown. She was breathing out all the tension and past beliefs that she had held onto about c-sections. [Read more…]

The Power of Positive Thinking For Giving Birth

Positive ThinkingIts normal to feel a level of anxiety around giving birth. Especially if it is your first baby as birth is an experiential experience and it is different for each and every woman.

Every uplifting thought you entertain, attracts the feelings and states of being that you want to experience.

The more we practice thinking positively, the deeper our level of happiness becomes. [Read more…]

Beware of the Narcissist!

Beware of the Narcissist!

A Narcissist will never and does not truly love you. They do not form normal, healthy attachment bonds to anyone, including their children. A narcissist will devalue criticize, blame and belittle you. They are cunning. They will deny any wrong doing ever took place. Any attempt at conflict resolution is scoffed at and deemed unnecessary as it is your fault in the first place. There is no room for negotiation when you receive the blame and are regularly told that you are being difficult, stupid, and ridiculous.
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How well is your man prepared for birth?

You have just finished your prenatal classes and childbirth education. You and your man are ready for the big day now and yet he still seems strangely emotionally unavailable and a little distant. ‘You will be fine’, he says. Yet somewhere inside you are not sure whether or not he really is ready.

Preparation for birth

It is natural to want the emotional support of your man whilst giving birth. Like yourself, he hasn’t experienced birth or parenthood before. You are literally in this together! Men also need to be prepared for the emotional journey of birth and parenting. [Read more…]

Hypnosis for Childbirth

Hypnosis for Childbirth

Hypnosis for ChildbirthHypnosis is a wonderful technique that prepares you for giving birth!

Hypnosis is an invaluable tool to have in your birthing kit!

Women embrace it to overcome their fears around their ability to to manage labour and the ‘pain’ of giving birth.

The use of hypnosis does create a calmer and more relaxed birthing experience.

It gives women and their partners many tools to use during the birth which then increases one’s confidence in one’s own ability to give birth naturally and with ease, regardless of age. [Read more…]

You Can Say No

You Can Say No

You can say NoWe are all unique and every woman has a different belief regarding birth. You may deeply want a natural birth or perhaps you are thinking about having the medically managed birth. Whatever you want is perfect and right for you and where you are at right now in your life. The majority of women fall somewhere in the middle, wanting a natural birth yet not feeling confident enough in their ability to do so.

The implications from the majority of OBGYN’s, hospital midwives and even family and friends, of ‘we will take care of you’ and ‘do it our way and you will be safe, in fact often interferes with your birthing instinct and confidence levels. [Read more…]

Yoga for your Heart, Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Yoga for your Heart, Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond.

“Your spirit as a women has all the knowledge you need to give birth and nurture your child. It is in your genes, it has been with you since you yourself were conceived. You can trust its wisdom”. – Gurmukh Khalsa

YogaThrough yoga, one can truly feel and appreciate the life-force flowing within us and all around us. Yoga helps the pregnant woman to embrace giving birth whilst feeling strong and supple in her body. With her open heart, she is more willing to surrender to the energy and power of birth than most.
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Moving Beyond The Medical Process

When one is focused and in tune with the rise and fall of its flow, we feel an incredible connection with the natural process of labour. One does move beyond anxiety, fear and pain. In order to do this we need a deeper understanding of ourselves and the whole labour process. Part of the understanding is reached within the experience of labour itself, where we do discover the qualities of courage and strength that are needed to rise above our own or others, apprehensions and fears. Giving birth is not just a physical and mental process, it’s also an emotional journey that when we are connected with the richness of it we can easily and graciously allow our bodies to open and experience the beauty and power of giving birth naturally.
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Comfort Measures for Birth

There are many exercises that are practical and easy that can be used to prepare you for a comfortable birth. It is useful to gather as many different coping strategies as you can to help yourself during labour and giving birth.

Comfort

It is helpful to ask yourself, what makes you relax the most right now? Also, what scents or feelings make you feel the most calm? And what environment makes you feel relaxed and happy? It is good to make a list of things that make you feel relaxed calm and safe and see how you can incorporate them into your birth preferences in order to create the birth you desire.
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Affirmations

Positive Affirmations

Affirmations are a great tool to use in situation where you’d like to see a positive change take place. If you want to improve your self esteem and raise your confidence levels as well as improve your productivity and reduce anger, frustration and impatience, then affirmations are for you!

They help you move beyond self sabotaging behaviours and are really effective when used with visualisation techniques and goal setting.

Affirmations are short, positive statements that target a specific area, behaviour, or belief that you would like to change about yourself.
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