birth, Blog, Breastfeeding, Childbirth preparation, Hypnobirthing, Mental health, Postpartum, Uncategorized

Gratitude versus Honesty?

We hear a lot about the benefits of gratitude these days and there is evidence to show that practising gratitude can help bring health and happiness.  I think there is a misconception, however, that in order to be grateful, you have to suppress any negative thoughts or feelings that you have.  I don’t believe this… Continue reading Gratitude versus Honesty?

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About me, Blog, Breastfeeding, Postpartum

Infant feeding

Growing up in the UK, breastfeeding was something that I almost never saw, and yet I somehow managed to have a lot of misconceptions about. I unconsciously picked up snippets of opinions from those around me. The message was confused; “breast is best”, boobs are funny/sexy, fluids that come out of bodies are gross/dirty/obscene, bottle… Continue reading Infant feeding

About me, Blog, Postpartum, Uncategorized

Postpartum doula musings

My postpartum doula-ing today made use of my new clothes folding skills learnt from Marie Kondo, and giving baby the full spa treatment with her second ever bath ❤️ It is a bit ironic spending time neatly folding other people's kid's clothes, knowing that my kid's clothes are just crammed roughly into the drawer, that's… Continue reading Postpartum doula musings

Blog, Childbirth preparation, Doula Services, Hypnobirthing

Don’t think about a pink elephant…

As much as we may be intelligent and sophisticated creatures, our brains have many levels of comprehension that are all working hard to understand the world at the same time.  This is an important idea when talking about the language used in birth. For example, if an expecting parent is told that there is a… Continue reading Don’t think about a pink elephant…

About me, Blog, Childbirth preparation, Hypnobirthing

My Hypnobirthing Experience (1)

It’s about time I share one of my birth stories.  I have always loved babies, I have always loved the idea of pregnancy and birth - but I never knew much about either! I realized when I was pregnant that almost all of the ideas about pregnancy, babies, but most especially birth, came from TV… Continue reading My Hypnobirthing Experience (1)

Blog, Mental health

Looking after your mental health – Sleep

Telling someone to get more sleep when they’ve got a tiny baby waking them up every hour seems like a kick in the teeth, I know. But I write this because prioritizing your own sleep is one of the best things you can do for your mental and emotional health.  This is not to say… Continue reading Looking after your mental health – Sleep