Natural Childbirth

Stop Dads Getting Postnatal Depression - Get Them Out of the Delivery Room

Olivia Spencer | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Spencer

It's important that we recognise that some men will not benefit from being at the birth of their child. For some people this would seem like a step backwards, the exclusion of anyone based on their sex, from anything, will always be seen as such, but we must remember that a father's mental health is important too.

Why NO Woman Should Feel Judged on How She Brings Her Baby Into the World

Olivia Siegl | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Siegl

There is no failure to be found in any female brave enough to go through the process of childbirth, no matter what that process may be. There is no such thing as "giving in" or taking the "easy option" when it comes to childbirth.

Four Keys to a Relaxed and Happy Pregnancy

Sacha Knop | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Reading the energy of an unborn baby is so magical, pure and present. There are rarely any energetic blockages in an unborn baby, which makes it really easy to tap into their needs from and questions for the parents. What's been striking is that there is a clear recurring pattern of needs that nearly every unborn child has for and from their parent-to-be.

Microbirth: Why 'Seeding Baby's Microbiome' Needs to Be on Every Birth Plan

Toni Harman | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

The latest scientific research is now starting to indicate that if the baby is not properly seeded with the mother's own bacteria at birth, then the baby's microbiome, in the words of Rodney R Dietert, Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University, is left "incomplete". Consequently, that baby's immune system may never develop to its full potential, leaving that infant with an increased risk of developing one or more serious diseases later in life.

Preparing For Birth- How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

As her big day draws near Kate will be feeling both excited and nervous as she prepares for the birth of the royal baby. It has been reported that Kate has been using yoga to help her through her pregnancy. The Duchess of Cambridge is one of a growing number of expectant mothers turning to yoga to help ease physical and emotional strain.

Gas and Air

Amanda Prowse | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

Mid way through my pregnancy, I sat opposite my midwife, the first and only time I saw her, and whilst nibbling my organic carrot sticks and sipping herbal tea, stated that under no circumstances did I want drugs or intervention, I wanted my birth to be as 'natural' as possible. She had smirked a little and nodded through her stifled giggle.

Human Rights in Childbirth - From Niche Cause to a Global Movement

Toni Harman | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Harman

Over the past year, I've become a champion of a niche cause. Few people have heard of it. But it's a cause that directly affects the health and well-being of millions of women around the world. That cause is human rights in childbirth.

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.

Drugs 'Better Than Massage For Labour Pains' Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women who take drugs throughout their labour experience better pain relief than those who seek alternative therapy, like massages, TENS machine and hy...

Caesarean Sections To Be 'Available To All Women' On NHS

PA | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

Women will soon have the right to give birth by caesarean section on the NHS whether there is a medical need for the operation or not, according to a ...