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Positive birth 

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Positive birth  “I nearly had my baby at the obstetrician’s office”   In hindsight I believe my first contraction arrived at midnight, four days before my due date, however at the time I thought I had indigestion so I ignored it and went to sleep. I woke to my husband, Dave, sleep talking at 3.45am and felt another cramp. Having had pregnancy insomnia for the last trimester I was accustomed to waking at 4am so I quietly watched TV and waited for something to happen.    My contractions came every 15...

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5 reasons to choose a private midwife

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Birthing, Blog, Midwifery, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

5 reasons to choose a private midwife

5 reasons to choose a private midwife 1) Midwives believe that pregnancy, childbirth and labour are normal events for most women. 2) Private midwives spend time mothers time during appointments to discuss concerns and answer questions about normal pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. 3) Private midwives can provide continuity throughout pregnancy, birth (depending on that midwives circumstances) and for six weeks after the birth (for as many visits as you need to feel confident with our baby’s needs 4) Private midwives support mothers...

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Microbirth

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Birthing, hypno birthing, Hypnobabies, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, pregnancy | 0 comments

Microbirth

Microbirth, a documentary about the importance of the birth on babys long term wellbeing.   Research is increasingly finding links between mode of birth and illnesses such as asthma coeliac  disease etc Who’s interested in a screening?  Midwives Students Obstetricians may all be interested If there’s enough interest I will offer free screening after my information session about Hypnobirthing in May and June ( if time permits) http://www.oneworldbirth.net/microbirth/ Book an information session / microbirth screening...

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Enjoying your pregnancy

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Birthing, Blog, Breastfeeding, hypno birthing, hypnobirthing, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Enjoying your pregnancy and staying relaxed during pregnancy is such an important step in your baby’s brain development  I’ve just watched a Paediatrican speaking about the neocortex in humans .He explains that while your baby is in your womb his brain is developing rapidly but when our babies are born they still need the touch, smell and feel of their mothers for several months . When mothers are stressed the baby is exposed to the stress hormones and this wires babies to stress responses.Mothers who are calm during...

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Hypnobirthing information session Adelaide

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in hypno birthing, Hypnobabies, hypnobirthing, Midwifery, pregnancy | 0 comments

Hypnobirthing information session Adelaide

Hypnobirthing information session Adelaide  It’s no secret that I’m passionate about informing parents and their caregivers about the need for mums to feel safe and calm during labour and their pregnancy  I’m constantly disappointed when I hear that a mother hasnt been fully informed about her choices and the long term effects of those choices  If you or someone you know is interested in learning how hypnobirthing can enhance a positive experience invite them to join me for an information session  I have...

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Full bloom pregnancy and motherhood wellbeing expo

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Full bloom pregnancy and motherhood wellbeing expo

Who wants to win a double pass to the Full bloom pregnancy and motherhood wellbeing expo being held in Adelaide this Saturday? I’ve got a free double pass to give away  To enter tag your name and the name of someone you’d bring with you I the comments below  I’ll choose a winner at random at 7 pm...

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Hypnobirthing, not hippy

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Birthing, hypno birthing, hypnobirthing, Midwifery | 0 comments

Hypnobirthing, not hippy Ive noticed that many parents are quite shy about telling their friends they are dong hypnobirthing.One of the reasons is that they fear that the response from family and friends will be negative.Those who don’t understand think its a hippy thing.In fact its all about natural childbirth and why should anyone be afraid of sharing that?Because they know that society has been conditioned to think they need pain relief for labour. Do you need pain relief every time your heart beat? NO, because its a muscle doing its...

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Induction

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Birthing, Blog, Midwifery, pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

induction of labour methods There can be circumstances during pregnancy where a woman may need or choose to have an induction of labour An induction of labour may be necessary if there are concerns that mother or baby are at risk by continuing the pregnancy An example of genuine concerns may include (but not limited to)  mother with pre eclampsia, a condition where the mothers blood pressure is elevated and  blood tests may show signs that her liver and kidneys are no longer working as they need to.Baby related conditions may...

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Top tips for a calm birth

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Birthing, Blog, hypno birthing, hypnobirthing, Midwifery | 0 comments

Top tips for a calm birth

Top tips for a calm birth Breath Imagine your baby moving down through the birth canal Dim the lights Listen to calming music Breath again Listen to your birth partner speaking quietly in your ear Inhale a scent which you associate with feeling happy Breath deeply in thru your nose to the count of 4 and out again to the count of 8 Imagine yourself in your favorite place in nature Surround yourself with  those you trust Remember you were born to do this If you would like to know how you can prepare for your calm positive birth, contact us...

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Breastfeeding help Adelaide

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in baby care, Blog, Breastfeeding, Midwifery | 0 comments

Breastfeeding help Adelaide

Breastfeeding help Adelaide Where do you go when you leave hospital and your baby wont feed or your nipples are sore or you dont know if you’ve got enough milk? Many mums will leave hospital before they feel fully confident about caring for their newborn baby This isn’t always a bad thing, in fact many studies have shown women will gain more confident in breastfeeding after they leave the hospital environment. Why? probably because when you don’t have so many experts with conflicting opinions bombarding you with conflicting...

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