Homebirth, Waterbirth

Planning a Waterbirth (at Home?)

The use of water for labour and birth The Benefits: Contractions will be less painful No side effects on baby or mum The warm water helps you to relax Being relaxed helps your body to produce more endorphins (natural pain killers) Being relaxed helps your body to produce more oxytocin (makes your contractions more efficient)… Continue reading Planning a Waterbirth (at Home?)

Birth Place, Blog, Homebirth, Waterbirth

Persuading the Hubby: Waterbirth in the kitchen by Lara Robinson

If you were lucky enough to delve between lines of this blog last week, you may remember the challenge I set myself persuading a sceptical Mr Hubby of the values of re-usable nappies.  Persuading the hubby can sometimes be like riding a bike uphill in a stiff wind, but just like the equally stiff wind… Continue reading Persuading the Hubby: Waterbirth in the kitchen by Lara Robinson

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

Birth Partners, Blog, Labour and Birth

How to be a supportive birth partner #4

You are a very important part of the team! Please be assured that you are a very important part of the birthing team. Your partner will appreciate your help, so will your baby. A supportive birth partner will also make a midwife's or other health professional's job easier as usually a more relaxed mother will… Continue reading How to be a supportive birth partner #4