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Matrescence… The birth of the mother

When a woman is pregnant there is so much focus on her wellbeing and how she is feeling and coping along the way. Then she has the baby the focus seems to immediately switch to the baby. How is the baby sleeping...

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Let’s stop saying ‘all that matters is a healthy baby’

What would it take for women to emerge from their births physically well AND emotionally safe? This is the question actress and activist Zoe Naylor, along with doula, Jerusha Sutton and midwife, Jo Hunter pose in their documentary Birth Time. Following a traumatic experience with her first birth, Zoe described herself as “uneducated and underprepared” and that she went in with “blind faith” in the system.  Second-time around, Zoe went on to have a completely different...

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4 tips for bringing home a second baby 

Bringing a new baby home is an exciting time for your family. Seeing your eldest child interact with their new baby brother or sister will make your heart melt. But if your firstborn starts acting out, acting negatively towards the baby or vying for your attention it can be overwhelming to know what to do and say.

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What is hypnotherapy for childbirth?

Hypnosis, by definition, is simply relaxation plus suggestion. Self-hypnosis is moving into the relaxed state on your own accord. Part of the vehicle or techniques we have created for She Births® self-hypnosis is the use of...

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The pros and cons of homebirth

For women who have healthy, low-risk pregnancies homebirth is a safe option, providing 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.

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The best positions during labour

There are a whole bunch of fables we have about childbirth and the biggest one is that women must give birth lying on their back in bed. Contrary to what Hollywood teaches us and perhaps what our mothers went through...

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