5 Reasons you should Celebrate your Pregnancy with a Blessingway.

We all know what a Baby Shower is, but have we lost our connection with its purpose and role in supporting the profound transition in a woman’s life that pregnancy and birth represent?  We have a tendency to ‘Shower’ with presents and a few hours of attention, but then it often ends, leaving the new…

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Naked and Loving It!

Are you ready to birth your greatness? Dhakeria Cunningham from The Naked Movement shows you how to embrace vulnerability to tap into your strengths and how to dump your baggage to discover and develop your gifts. Dhakeria uses the art of writing, poetry and performance to aid the healing process and to “Birthing Greatness”.   In this interview reflects…

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Simple Yoga to Ease Pelvic and Back Pain or Discomfort in Pregnancy

Is pelvic and back pain causing you more problems that you could have imagined during your pregnancy?  Not being able to continue work as you thought you would, making housework and looking after your children difficult or simply stopping you from enjoying your pregnancy? Having worked with over 1000 women in my pregnancy yoga classes over the…

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How to Prepare for Another Baby after Experiencing PND.

I guess I’ve been very lucky to not have experienced Post Natal Depression (PND) with any of my 6 babies.  I have helped many women with PND and helped them prepare for their next baby.  If you have experienced PND it’s likely you are anxious about having another baby but the good news is there are steps you…

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How to Choose Between a Repeat Caesarean Section and a Vaginal Birth after Caesarean (vbac).

I’m often working with clients who are trying to work out whether or not they will choose to have a repeat caesarean or ‘try’ for a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean section (VBAC).  I was faced with this same predicament when I became pregnant with my third baby as I had had  a caesarean with my…

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Three Benefits of a Longer Labour that will Give You Comfort!

As a Birth Educator and as a mother I have heard all too often the idea expressed that a Long Labour is a woman’s worst nightmare when it comes to birth.  Hundreds of women must have expressed this fear and misinformed notion to me over the past 17 years. I want to clear this up a…

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Why you must keep hydrated in labour

Women often ask “Can I can eat & drink in labour?”  The answer is YES! – and in fact, you MUST! The uterus, being a muscle, is working hard throughout labour and needs to be nourished. It is absolutely essential to drink fluids during labour.   In fact, not drinking enough fluids is one of the…

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If you feel traumatised by your birth, here’s what you can do.

Your birth is an experience that lives in your very being in a very profound way.  “It’s just a day in your life” is not just an under statement, it just couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, this attitude makes me angry.  It invalidates the experience which is very real for women.  In…

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Birth in the barnyard?

Let’s look at what’s wrong with the cow birthing in the kid’s film “Barnyard”. My kids absolutely love the film ‘Barnyard’.  It’s witty and whimsical and takes the children on a wonderful imaginative adventure.    There’s just one problem, the birth! It’s a perfect example of how we are subconsciously fed incorrect information about birth, which…

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3 Myths that Keep Pregnant Women Feeling Anxious and Fearful about their Birth.

Fear is often talked about in relation to childbirth.  Firstly because many women feel fearful, secondly because fear and the hormones related to fear can act like a safety switch for women by slowing or even stopping labour and thirdly because fear can also create tension and more intense pain in labour.  So generally it…

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