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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Helping Children Sleep Better. 5 Things you may not have thought of.

Getting 6 kids to bed should be an Olympic sport, and I when I do it right, I think I deserve the Gold Medal.  There are simple things that I know work well when I do them but once life gets busy and I get distracted with other things, it all falls apart -and I feel…

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6 Ways to Prioritise Yourself so that You Can Recharge Your Batteries and Get Back to Being You.

So you need to prioritise yourself, but where do you start to turn things around. You may have heard the saying “You can’t look after your family if you don’t look after yourself”, but by the time you recognise the symptoms and the underlying problem you’re probably too exhausted to find the energy and clarity…

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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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3 Expectations that You need to Reconsider in Pregnancy

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby 17 years ago, all I knew was that I didn’t want any medical intervention for my birth. I was more scared of hospitals than a natural birth and I didn’t have much money so I did a lot of researching (although, not on the internet…

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3 Quick Fixes to get You Bouncing out of Bed before your Kids.

After having 6 kids, I became exhausted and my days started with my kids trying to drag me out of bed. In short, it was a horrible place to be in my life. I felt I wasn’t giving anywhere enough to my kids, I wasn’t enjoying my time with them and to be frank, I…

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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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How to use your Intuition to Become Anxiety-Free in Motherhood

Marketing and media tells us how wonderful having a baby will be if we just have ‘this’ product and we just use ‘this technique’. In the age of information overload it’s not surprising that so many women are suffering with depression, isolation and anxiety. Our innate ability seems to be undermined at every turn. We…

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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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