Birth Partners, Blog, Homebirth, Labour and Birth, Self-help, Waterbirth

A-Z of self-help for labour and birth

A Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Acupressure and Ask for information: the more you know, the more relaxed you'll feel, Fresh air B Breathe rhythmically, and relax as you breathe out, have a bath, birth ball, read a book, bake something C Cuddles, use electronic candles to lower the lighting and change the mood, change position, communication, comfort… Continue reading A-Z of self-help for labour and birth

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Persuading the Hubby: Reusable Nappies by Lara Robinson

“I think we should go for use re-usable nappies, what do you think?” I asked my hubby as I rested my hand on my bump.  It was one of those seemingly innocuous questions in the last couple of months of my pregnancy which brought a strange look of fear and horror across his face, closely… Continue reading Persuading the Hubby: Reusable Nappies by Lara Robinson

Birth Partners, Blog, Labour and Birth

How to be a supportive birth partner #10

#10 Be strong for her and your baby Finally, yes, be strong. You have got this! You can do this! The midwives will be there to support you both also. Be strong, be confident! Thank you for following this little series. I hope you've found it helpful. All these tips have been collected from new… Continue reading How to be a supportive birth partner #10

Birth Partners, Blog, Labour and Birth

How to be a supportive birth partner #8

#8 Support her choices.  It is important that your partner feels supported in her choices. It may be beneficial to discuss her choices and agree on few prior to going in to labour. Some women choose to write a birth plan, others prefer to write down just a few preferences.  If you have strong believes… Continue reading How to be a supportive birth partner #8