Hypnobirthing

Denying the Pain of Labour Is Like Denying the Pain of Life

Nadia Raafat | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Parents
Nadia Raafat

Childbirth is the most profound experience in a women's life. It is awesome, challenging, brutal, visceral, joyful, transporting, awful, deeply physical, incredible, powerful, at times, calm and in-flow, at other times all-consuming and over-whelming.

10 Reasons Why Hypnobirthing Will Help You Homebirth

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Suzy Ashworth

Being in an environment that feels familiar is a huge plus point when it comes to feeling safe. In hypnobirthing we explain how these feelings release the positive hormones and emotions that make it easier for us to give birth, often more comfortably, quickly and enjoyably.

Three Ways Baby Business Owners Can Stop Those Sales Sick Burps

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

You know that feeling you get when someone presents you with an amazing opportunity to present and sell your course, class or program and part of you is like YES! But as you picture the scene in your head the sense of jubilation begins to fade.

The Four Reasons Caring Professions Should Stay Away From Business (And the One Reason They Shouldn't)

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

When talking with other birth professionals about how they can grow their business', I frequently notice the passion poured into their work, far outweighs the profits taken out. Alongside how common the same self-limiting beliefs prevent amazing women (I tend to work with women) from stepping up to be viewed as the valuable specialists they are.

An Open Letter to Kate Duchess of Cambridge: As Three Becomes Four

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

As a Mum of three, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the things that I wish had been shared with me, as our family grew from one to two children. I've got a lot to say about the upping the ante from two to three, but that's another letter.

My Awful Secret

Lotte Lane | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

I feel like the most despicable person for admitting this, but part of me is dreading having this kid. I'm scared and I'm anxious. The excitement I felt first time round is notably absent. Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant at all, and it feels quite nice.

It's Time to Raise Your Standards and Stop Expecting Birth to Be Hell

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

As women, we have so much to thank our mothers and our grandmothers for. There was a time, when we were expected to sit at home, preparing the tea, cleaning the house and completing 'a woman's work' without fuss.

The Truth About Hypnobirthing

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

One of the biggest misconceptions about hypnobirthing is that, it's all about having babies. Women have heard that if you do everything your teacher tells you to do, you will have a quick, straight forward, pain free, vaginal birth. Now, there's no easy way to say this...but that's all pretty much a nonsense.

Why Your Birth Is More Important Than Your Bugaboo

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

I'm going to come right out and say this. It's what every childbirth educator on the planet thinks and what we all talk about in our private forums, but what very few of us dare to say in public.

When Kate and I were BFF's - My Soulful Momma Advice to Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Alice Grist | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Last night I dreamt that Kate Middleton was my next door neighbour and that she and Wills had their baby. It was a boy in case you were wondering, and...

Are You 'Baby Ready'? How to Have a Soulful and Transformative Pregnancy

Alice Grist | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Being 'baby ready' is so much more than purchases and the inevitable pushing. You can make heartfelt attempts to sort your self out. You can do a whole lot of growing up. You can deal with your inner issues, your angers, your resentments, your bitterness, your issues with your parents, your addictions etc

A Perfect Birth is All in the Mind

Alice Grist | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

My natural birth was made chemical, forceful, medical and surgical. The most important question here though is... Am I bothered? Well if you'd told me in advance this was how things might go, then I would have thought I'd be devastated. But in reality I'm happy.

Is a Painful Childbirth all in Your Head?

Alice Grist | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Hypnobirthing starts from the premise that the pain commonly felt in childbirth is not a natural side effect of birth but rather it stems from fear.