Can You Fail at Hypnobirthing?

When I first met one of my gorgeous mum friends, we talked about our babies and our births. When she learned I was a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner she had a look of wistfulness mixed with a flash of disappointment. She explained that she’d completed...

The Impact of birth trauma on partners

Witnessing a traumatic event, like watching your partner experience a stressful or difficult birth can create a mixture of mind-body reactions. An all too common occurrence for people who witness a traumatic event is this sense of martyr syndrome: “I wasn’t the one...

36 weeks pregnant? Time for a hot oxytocin date!

36 weeks pregnant? Time for a hot oxytocin date! Quite literally, dates (as in the fruit) have an oxytocin effect on the uterus. Some recent research using randomised control trials found that women who eat 6 dates a day from 36 weeks of pregnancy right through to...

Four Things your Partner can do to support you in Labour

Four Things your Partner can do to support you in Labour Partners often feel like they don’t have a role in the birth space. Male partners in particular may have had limited positive associations with birth. Many dads in the 70s and 80s still were not attending the...

Got Mum Guilt? Here’s What Helps

Got Mum Guilt? Here’s What Helps With my daughter going off to her first day at daycare this week, I thought it was timely to talk about mum guilt. For many of us, it starts pretty early in pregnancy. Maybe your guilt first crept in after getting pregnant was...