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World Menopause Day

It is World Menopause Day and I would just like to share my experience of perimenopause because it has been very challenging. Women’s hormones have been the butt of jokes forever with periods and menopause belittled to just women’s problems so let’s not deal with them. Women have been dealing with this secretly and alone – thankfully this is changing but we still need more education, knowledge, discussion, conversation and policies to acknowledge these challenges and to better support women. Perimenopause has left me exhausted, emotional and lacking in confidence and worth. Sometimes I can’t sleep, sometimes all I can do is sleep, I can struggle to see the joy in anything, my anxiety can be through the roof, my depression can be deep, I can have brain fog, I can hate myself, I have migraines and gum issues. My friends, who are the same age, obviously get it and we all support each other but there’s no: are you ok? how can I help? do you want to talk about it? from anyone else. …

Using An Epidural

An online birth workshop to provide effective knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. When and how it is used Effects Benefits Managing it Using positions Birth partners What to be aware of Tips for using it With resources to read and use at home. You will benefit from working with an experienced birth practitioner to provide you with essential information and options and the opportunity to ask questions as you prepare well for the birth of your baby. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies*think about what you might need and what you can do*know what questions to ask*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby This is how the online birth workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for online banking details I will email across the resources for your workshop The sessions run over Zoom We will talk through the information & images so …

Having A Caesarean

An online birth workshop to provide effective preparation for a Caesarean with a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. Reasons for a caesarean Preparation How a caesarean works The medical team Caesarean birth Meeting your baby Your recovery With resources to read and use at home. You will benefit from working with an experienced birth practitioner to provide you with essential information and options and the opportunity to ask questions as you prepare well for the birth of your baby. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies*think about what you might need and what you can do*know what questions to ask*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby This is how the online birth workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for online banking details I will email across the resources for your workshop The sessions run over Zoom We will talk through …

Being Induced

An online birth workshop to provide effective birth preparation with a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. Reasons for being induced How to encourage labour to start How induction works Prostaglandins Breaking your waters Oxytocin drip Your options & what you can do With resources to read and use at home. You will benefit from working with an experienced birth practitioner to provide you with essential information and options and the opportunity to ask questions as you prepare well for the birth of your baby. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies*think about what you might need and what you can do*know what questions to ask*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby This is how the online birth workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for online banking details I will email across the resources for your workshop The sessions run over …

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Using A Birthing Pool

An online birth workshop to provide effective birth preparation with a foundation of robust knowledge, strategies and skills you can rely on. Who can use a pool Pain management Benefits Birth partners Labour in the pool Birth in the pool Tips for using the pool With resources to read and use at home. You will benefit from working with an experienced birth practitioner to provide you with essential information and options and the opportunity to ask questions as you prepare well for the birth of your baby. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to:*develop your own birth plan with questions and strategies*think about what you might need and what you can do*know what questions to ask*know more about potential challenges and how to manage them*have resources to reflect on the birth of your baby This is how the online birth workshops work… You can pay here with Paypal or you can contact me for online banking details I will email across the resources for your workshop The sessions run over Zoom We will …