Jul 21

How to stop the pain and worry of childbirth and totally enjoy your pregnancy!  Wow, can this really happen is what you are asking yourself!  Yes you can do this and it is easier than you think.  What if I said you just had to listen to some fantastic people talk about birth!  Well this is all you need to do.  Just by listening to 7 of the worlds leading experts on birth will change your thinking and allow you to prepare for the birth that you want. 

 

So how do you get access to this fantastic resource?  Well, it is as simple as clicking on my book: “7 Secrets to Natural Birth” and your in.  You can immediately download all the amazing insights that you can listen to on your ipod or in your car as you take the kids to school.  This amazing expert advice is yours to listen to everyday of your pregnancy and will allow your mind and body to become one.

 

Becoming clear and positive in your mind will guarantee your success.  Have you heard of the saying: “What you focus on expands”, this is a saying that I live by everyday.  I focus on the positive aspects of every situation and this always gives me positives back.  So why can’t this principle be used during your pregnancy?

 

I know that a lot of women look at their growing bellies and think how is this baby going to fit out!  Am I right?  Focusing on this each day will

instill fear and worry into your minds this will then become an imprint and whenever you think of your body or your baby you will bring this fear into your conscious thought.

 

So how do you stop this general worry that sits at the pit of your stomach.  All it takes is some gentle re-programming of your thoughts.  How would you like to feel uplifted and happy about your growing baby and actually look forward to your birth?  Well you can by listening to positive, amazing insights into your body, your baby and your birth. 

 

I have chatted to 7 experts all from different aspects of natural birth.  They share their wealth of knowledge and give the true insights into how you can look forward to your birth.  I used this information when I had my second child and do you know that when I felt my first contraction at 3am on the morning of my son’s birth I actually smiled.  I was so in touch with my body and so positive that I could birth without fear and worry.  I had an amazing short birth and felt so empowered by the whole experience that I just had to let the women of the world know that it can be done and it is easy!!

 

So get yourself geared up for some fantastic information that will transform the way you think about birth.  You will smile all day and start to really plan for your birth without fear or worry…….just imagine that!  Go over and have a look at my natural birthing resource…..it is yours to use how you like, just enjoy the transformation.

 

Jul 10

Well ladies, I have written many articles on pregnancy, natural birth, natural induction and breastfeeding.  So I thought I would write a fun article with a few old wives tales! 

 

Firstly, the biggest question I get asked is how to tell what sex my baby is!!  There is really no sure way to determine your baby’s sex unless you have an ultrasound.  Although, even now ultrasonographers have to say that  it is not 100% accurate.  Some women have been told they are having a girl and out pops a boy!!  You can imagine their surprise when they realise that they have to put this beautiful boy into pink jumpsuits!

 

I have been looking after birthing women for a decade and I always try and guess the sex of the baby and do you know what, I am usually right.  What I base my decision on is the baby’s heart rate.  A higher heart rate, above 140bpm, can indicate a girl and below 140bpm a boy.  Now, if you are listening to your baby’s heart rate before 20 weeks then it will most likely be high anyway, so this is not accurate.  Also if you hear your baby’s heart rate for a short time, say a minute, it is not long enough to get a base line.  If you are in labour and your baby’s heart rate is listened to for over a minute you can get a base line, it is this baseline that I base my decision on.  I know this sounds silly, however, I am right about 80% of the time!

 

Another old wives tale is to do with heart burn.  A lot of women suffer heart burn during pregnancy, this is caused by a few factors.  Your hormone relaxin relaxes your muscles this includes the muscle around your stomach that prevents food from coming back up once swallowed.  When this relaxes you may find that some stomach acids come back up and cause a burning sensation.  Now enough of that boring stuff……what I wanted to say was that old wives believe that the more heart burn you have the more hair your child will have.  I hear this every day and do you know what……it is almost always WRONG!  And I am a testament to that, I had terrible heart burn with both my babies and they were bald until they were 18 months old.  Let me know if you can dispute this!!

 

Does drinking castor oil induce labour?  This has been around for a while and women do partake in this horrible exercise.  The fact is that it does work, for some women!  When giving advice on natural induction methods it is all on the basis that it may work.  It is hard to measure as labour could have started anyway if you exhaust all your other options.  Castor oil works by causing your bowel to become stimulated, this in turn can stimulate your uterus and contractions may start.  Personally I would not try it, however, I have not been over 2 weeks over due and really adamant on not having a medical induction.  It is amazing what women would try……..women and mothers are the strongest people on this earth and if drinking castor oil will get them the birth they want then bottoms up!!

 

If you have any questions or want to tell me about your old wives tale from your own experience or your great, great grandmothers then drop me a line through my blog.  If you want to learn some great factual ways that you can have a fantastic empowering birth then take a look at my book on how to have a natural birth without fear, pain or worry.  Take care and enjoy your pregnancy.