Breathing techniques for labour – exercise tips
The right breathing technique during each phase of labour has a relaxing effect, and may reduce pain perception and the use of medicinal pain relief.
5 empowering tips on preparing for birth
‘Put your own needs first, stand your ground, and do what feels right for YOU.’ Here’s a short but empowering checklist for you as your due date gets closer.
What is hypnobirthing?
The increasingly popular birthing technique hypnobirthing uses positive thoughts and deep relaxation to empower you to take control of your labor and make it less painful.
Does hypnobirthing really work?
Nicola put all of her faith in hypnobirthing to make birthing her first baby a good experience so why did she feel so let down?
Preparing for birth with hypnobirthing
Preparing for birth a second time, Klara wanted the skills to take control of her labour. Together with her partner, she took a course in hypnobirthing.
Hypnobirthing: How I tried a new birthing technique
From skeptical to sold on hypnobirthing, Cat learned new tools to overcome her first traumatic labour and make the birth of her second child awesome.
Birth stories: an account written by a proud new father in 1919
What was it like becoming a parent almost 100 years ago? Read one of our fantastic birth stories, this time from the early 1900s.
Birth story: how I gave birth in the car
We’d just joined the motorway when I screamed at my partner that the head was coming. How the f*ck was I supposed to get my trousers off?