The Hypnobirthing Podcast
Episode 8 - Are Birth Plans Necessary?

Episode 8 - Are Birth Plans Necessary?

August 24, 2020

In today's episode I discuss birth plans and how important they are. We are often told that they are pointless because they never get stuck to, and I talk about why this isn't true. I also talk about why we should have more than one birth plan.

To download a birth plan template, please click here.

Special Episode - How I Exclusively Pumped for 1 Year

Special Episode - How I Exclusively Pumped for 1 Year

August 17, 2020

This episode is a special as it isn't about hypnobirthing or pregnancy, but instead it is about my pumping journey and why I ended up exclusively pumping for my daughter for 12 months.

There isn't loads of information available about exclusively pumping, which is why I wanted to record my story as well as give some of my top tips.

To read my story on my blog please click here.

Episode 7- Interview with a Birth Partner

Episode 7- Interview with a Birth Partner

August 9, 2020

In this week's episode, I sit down to interview a previous client of mine, Jim, who has been a birth partner for the birth of both of his children. He gives two different perspectives on being a birth partner, one where he felt helpless and quite scared and the second after they had done hypnobirthing, where he felt like he had a real role to play and ended up having an amazing experience. This episode really shows how hypnobirthing is for birth partners too.

 

Episode 6 - The Role of Birth Partners

Episode 6 - The Role of Birth Partners

July 26, 2020

In this weeks episode I talk all about the important role of birth partners. How things used to be 60 years ago and how things might look in the future. Plus I talk about how hypnobirthing can help birth partners too.

 

Useful books to read for birth partners:

The Hypnobirthing Book - Katharine Graves

Men, Love & Birth - Mark Harris

Hypnobirthing: Practical Ways to Make Your Birth Better - Siobhan Miller

Why Hypnobirthing Matters - Katrina Berry

Episode 5 - Positive VBAC Birth Story

Episode 5 - Positive VBAC Birth Story

July 12, 2020

On today's episode I am joined by my very first guest! My very good friend and previous client, Marie, joins me to talk about her experiences of opting for a vaginal birth after having a previous caesarean. Her story is very positive and empowering and hopefully it will be helpful for anyone considering a VBAC.

To read her birth stories in a little more detail, click here.

Episode 4 - The History of Hypnobirthing

Episode 4 - The History of Hypnobirthing

June 26, 2020

In today's episode I discuss the history of hypnobirthing. Where the theories originated and how we went from birthing like other mammals to birthing on our backs as is 'the norm' today.

To read the full excerpt from Dr Grantly Dick-Read click here.

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Episode 3 - My Positive Birth Stories

Episode 3 - My Positive Birth Stories

June 9, 2020

Today I am telling you my two positive birth stories. I had my daughters in 2016 and 2018 and did hypnobirthing with both of them. Both of their births were different but both very positive and hypnobirthing helped me to achieve this.

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Episode 2 - What is Hypnobirthing?

Episode 2 - What is Hypnobirthing?

June 9, 2020

In this episode I discuss what hypnobirthing is and what it isn't. I talk about the many assumptions and misconceptions around hypnobirthing and give you an idea of what you can expect to learn during a hypnobirthing course.

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Episode 1 - Introduction

Episode 1 - Introduction

June 9, 2020

I am a qualified hypnobirthing teacher and also a mum of 2. Having used hypnobirthing for both of my daughters births and qualifying as a teacher, I wanted to create a podcast series on hypnobirthing which would be a positive space for birth chat and discussions as well as lots of positive birth stories told by mums themselves.

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