In this episode I am going to share with you how I am preparing for my second pregnancy! Yes, heaps of you have messaged me about this and I PROMISE to keep this podcast going long enough to share my second birth story!
I am sharing how I am preparing practically, physically & mentally for this birth, I am also exploring a BIG shift I have had in my mindset since starting out on my Hypnobirthing journey!
Speak soon, I hope you are all having the most wonderful pregnancies!
*Potential Trigger Warning* I am talking about pain in labour!
Yes a controversial topic but one that CANNOT be brushed under the rug. People have very real fears and experiences of pain in labour and I think it is important this is honoured without women feeling like they have failed or done something wrong.
Yes, I agree that labour CAN be pain free, but for a MULTITUDE of reason (which I discuss in the episode) it may not be.
But let's stop avoiding the topic, it needs to be addressed and honoured as a very real fear & experience.
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I have had lots of messages from people, which read along the lines of "HELP! I am due in 2 weeks and have done no prep!"
and so, I am REALLLY, excited to give you this episode. It is your quick (I say quick, i mean it is an hour but that is quick in antenatal education terms!) guide to birth preparation! So whether you are due in 2 weeks, at the start of your pregnancy or, like me, mid-way, this is a great check in point. A summary of the key points... see it as your checklist!
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How has it been this long and I have not recorded an episode about scans?! Well, because they are routine, we just go to them. They are exciting, they give us life-saving information and allows us to see our baby.
BUT, have you ever thought that there might be side-effects to Scans?! I had not thought about it either! (probably why I never thought they warranted a whole podcast) but they do!
Listen to this episode where I explore the amazing impact having scans has for our pregnancy experience but also hear me explore the little evidence which has been done into having them and whether we should be having them (spoiler alert, I still do !!).
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GUILT. Why do we have it? What makes us feel guilty? How do we banish it?? OR does it actually have a purpose in parenting?
In this episode I explore the above questions, and attempt to answer them for my own sanity as it is my daughter's first day of nursery and I am full of it!
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We are living in an unpredictable time, throw in it the unpredictability of birth and parenthood, then as pregnant women we really have the potential to spiral right now!
But, we are not going to let the unpredictability hinder us! In this episode I divulge into the unpredictability of, well life in general, but also birth and parenthood and what we can do to ease our way through these life-changing processes.
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It may have been a few months between recordings BUT I can assure you that this episode comes with some BIG news... which I hope makes up for my absence!
In this episode, I talk about what has been going on for me the past few months, stages of pregnancy and my thoughts on modern Hypnobirthing courses.
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In this episode, you get a much closer look at my personal life as I delve into purpose, passion and identity! As a parent, you take on a new identity and getting my head around that was not always a simple journey for me!
I really was not sure whether to post this episode and after finding it on my laptop today, I had to! I hope you enjoy/resonate with it.
In today's episode I explore the scenario, that many women do find themselves in, of being in labour alone. I do not mean without a midwife, but without a Birthing Partner. There are many reasons you may find yourself in labour without a birthing partner; sometimes out of choice, sometimes for a short moment in time and sometimes due to a worldwide pandemic (yes, believe it or not it can happen!).
The episode includes reassurance, techniques & practical advice for birthing alone. and a key message, you are never alone! You are your beautiful bundle of joy are in it together!