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Nadine Richardson

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Labour & Birth
Everyone is naturally concerned with the pain of labour and also the potential damage that could happen to the pelvic floor during childbirth. However, it is important to realise that very few women experience severe damage to this area. The pelvic floor is designed to stretch but also tear and repair. It is an incredibly vascular region of the body. One of the number one ways to prepare...
Labour & Birth
Hypnosis, by definition, is relaxation combined with verbal suggestions. Usually, for childbirth, we achieve this using a visualisation script or audio tracks. Personally, however after spending thousands of hours in the labour room, I am not a big believer in hypnosis as a singular technique for birth, because it is never enough to get through the many complexities of labour.
Labour & Birth
For women who have healthy, low-risk pregnancies homebirth is a safe option, provided your location is in close proximity to a hospital. If risks or complications arise throughout the pregnancy or during the birth, and it is no longer deemed safe to deliver at home a hospital birth will be required.
Baby
One of our main jobs as a parent is to tend to our baby’s needs. Human mammals are highly co-dependent for a very long time. Unlike other mammals, such as dogs, horses or even whales and dolphins, etc., we are not born capable of moving around immediately. We do not have the same degree of independence and physical awareness and are unable to regulate our emotions or settle our nervous systems...
Labour & Birth
There are a whole bunch of ideas we have about the way childbirth happens. And part of becoming educated and prepared for birth is considering where those ideas came from and if they are relevant and helpful to you. Contrary to what Hollywood and mainstream TV shows us continually, and perhaps also what our own mothers may have suffered through, there is very little logic to labouring...
Labour & Birth
Every birth is beautiful and no matter how your baby comes into the world, ultimately that day is a celebration and a story you will remember and tell forever! Understanding how a vaginal birth is different from a c-section (as well as all the variations within each) is important to help you decide what might be best for you and your baby. Ultimately, however, we have to remember that the...
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