The response to this varies a lot and there’s obviously no exact answer – it’s so personal to everyone but that’s the point. It’s an important question to think about because it goes beyond just wanting everyone to be ok – we all want that – it can help you to focus on what you would like your labour and birth to be like, what your options are and how you make that happen. I work with expectant parents who have such different birth preparation needs – caesarean, induction, anxiety, homebirth, wanting an undisturbed labour, wanting an epidural – my job is to provide the information as well as posing the questions to work out options and strategies for more control and calm rather than over medical if that isn’t needed. Think about what you would like it to look like and then explore your options to make that happen. Labour and birth don’t have to be medically cold and without options – caesareans can be calm, induction can involve positions and gravity and a …
Getting parents ready for birth is my passion – it is about listening, focus, options, answering questions, an experienced perspective, working through any fears or challenges and providing personalised support and reassurance as it is needed. After almost 20 years, I know what can matters when it comes to birth preparation and not all birth preparation is the same: my sessions are way more than dishing out generic information – it’s effective birth preparation and greater birth confidence. Just get in touch to find out more about your birth preparation.
I love baby massage – I have taught it for years now and it helps to settle and soothe, it can calm and it can ease wind and poo issues… Just get in touch to find out more about my baby massage sessions.
Introducing food can seem stressful and overwhelming but it doesn’t need to be… Just get in touch to find out more about weaning your baby onto solid food.
Partners can often think they will have nothing to do during labour but there is plenty to do, which can make a huge difference to women during labour and birth… Just get in touch to find out more about labour and birth, your options and being better prepared.