Who starts labour? Mum, baby, or other?

A recent study implies that the Baby is responsible for starting spontaneous labour! “Published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and supported by the National Instituted of Health and a Prematurity Research Initiative grant from the March of Dimes, the study expanded on former research that had suggested signals from the fetus are actually responsible for theContinue reading “Who starts labour? Mum, baby, or other?”

Bradley Method® Certification Process

I am thrilled to announce that after a two-year certification period, I am now fully affiliated as a Bradley Method® Natural Childbirth Educator! My journey towards becoming an active birth educator began as a Bradley student while expecting my first child. My husband and I were eager students and very enthusiastic about having a naturalContinue reading “Bradley Method® Certification Process”

Por qué la mayoría de las mujeres “no pueden” amamantar

Traducción al español del artículo ‘Why Most Women “Can’t” Breastfeed’ Con autorización de su autora Lillian Sediles Click here for the original post in English Traducción: Blanca Tobías Edición: Gisela Herrera2 de junio de 2015- 8 de Octubre de 2015 | Lillian Sediles Existe un fuerte debate con respecto a la alimentación de los bebés:Continue reading “Por qué la mayoría de las mujeres “no pueden” amamantar”

Next Class Series Starts Tuesday 10th November at 7:30pm!

Sign up for classes now if you’re due in February 2016! My classes are about 2 hours long for 12 weeks (click here for course content). We cover everything from pregnancy diet, exercise to the stages of labour, pain management techniques, to hospital interventions and birth plans!! Taking this comprehensive birthing class with your partner will beContinue reading “Next Class Series Starts Tuesday 10th November at 7:30pm!”

Why Breast is Best! 8 Reasons Breastfeeding is NOT Overhyped.

I recently read an article by Fitness Reloaded titled “8 Reasons Why Breastfeeding is Overhyped.” This article makes mothers who have struggled and failed to breastfeed feel better about their struggle. It also brings up an important issue that mothers who failed to breastfeed often feel guilty, can enter into depression, and ashamed of their inabilityContinue reading “Why Breast is Best! 8 Reasons Breastfeeding is NOT Overhyped.”

Why Every Pregnant Mum Needs to Join a VBAC Facebook Group

Congratulations! You’re expecting! Maybe it’s your first, maybe it’s your last, but there’s so much you can learn from joining a VBAC Support Group on Facebook. Firstly, What does VBAC stand for? VBAC stands for “Vaginal Birth After C-Section,” and it is a term used for women with previous cesarean deliveries but want to birthContinue reading “Why Every Pregnant Mum Needs to Join a VBAC Facebook Group”

Why the Bradley Method®? This is my story.

I’m a natural childbirth educator. I never thought that I would become an advocate for women in their most vulnerable and their strongest moments–pregnancy and childbirth! So as I meet and talk to more and more mothers, I feel so lucky that I had my natural childbirth experience with my first child. I didn’t haveContinue reading “Why the Bradley Method®? This is my story.”

Winner of 2015 Breastfeeding Photo Shoot Giveaway’s Photos!

Southampton-based photographer, Lillian Sediles (lilliansediles.com), took these gorgeous photos of a family’s breastfeeding journey. Breastfeeding is difficult, though natural. It’s the best way to feed a baby. Kim makes it look so easy, though as a breastfeeding mum, I know it has its difficult times! In the early stages, I remember feeling like a cowContinue reading “Winner of 2015 Breastfeeding Photo Shoot Giveaway’s Photos!”

Breastfeeding Photo Shoot GIVEAWAY 2015!

I’m happy to announce that I am giving away a Free Breastfeeding Photo Shoot in honour of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week in the UK! The 1-hour photo shoot (a £100 value) by Lillian Sediles (a Southampton Area Natural Light Photographer @lilliansediles.com) will include a minimum of 20 High-Quality, Fully-Edited photos downloadable from a password-protected album online. This photo shoot expires 1stContinue reading “Breastfeeding Photo Shoot GIVEAWAY 2015!”

Why Most Women “Can’t” Breastfeed

Este artículo en Español –> https://yournaturalbirth.co.uk/2015/10/26/por-que-la-mayoria-de-las-mujeres-no-pueden-amamantar/Breastfeeding versus Formula Feeding is a hot debate. Mothers feel judged, whether they choose to breastfeed or not, and we are in the midst of Mommy Wars. Mothers who breastfeed feel like society shames them for feeding in public. Mothers who formula feed feel like they are lambasted by lactivists for ‘being lazy’Continue reading “Why Most Women “Can’t” Breastfeed”

7 Things Hospitals Do During Labour That You Are Told to Avoid While Pregnant (with Pictures)

There are some strange things happening in our society with regards to birth. Women feel less and less able to birth naturally, yet industrialised countries like the US and the UK are seeing maternal and infant mortality rates on the rise. What is going on? I’d like to present 7 Things that hospitals do forContinue reading “7 Things Hospitals Do During Labour That You Are Told to Avoid While Pregnant (with Pictures)”

9 Things that can lead to Failure to Progress (FTP)

What is Failure to Progress? According to doctors and midwives, Failure to Progress is also known as Prolonged Labour, when labour lasts for approximately 20 hours or more after regular contractions begin, and approximately 14 hours or more if you’ve given birth previously. Prolonged latent phase happens during first stage labour where mother can get exhausted and emotionallyContinue reading “9 Things that can lead to Failure to Progress (FTP)”

Do You Have to be a Duchess to Get the Birth You Want?

On 2nd May 2015, the nation celebrated the birth of the Princess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana! What was on everyone’s minds at the presentation of the baby just 10 hours after birth? How did Kate look so good? Daily Mail’s “Call the Midwife” article stated, Kate had a meticulous birth plan. She had optedContinue reading “Do You Have to be a Duchess to Get the Birth You Want?”

Does Induction Really REDUCE C-Section Risk?

Several weeks ago, I came across a claim that Induction reduces the risk of C-section! I sincerely thought, this must be a joke; however, it was referencing an actual journal publication. You can find the actual publication here. Since I’ve always heard people say, “I had to be induced, and then it ended in c-section,”Continue reading “Does Induction Really REDUCE C-Section Risk?”

Results from Last Week’s Poll: If you did NOT receive drugs to induce, what was the delivery method?

I apologise for posting these results so late. With 203 votes, the voting results were a landslide for Vaginal Only 85%! See below for the results: If you just split the results into two categories: Vaginal versus C-Section, 93% were delivered vaginally whereas only 7% were delivered via c-section. This is a SIGNIFICANT difference! FollowingContinue reading “Results from Last Week’s Poll: If you did NOT receive drugs to induce, what was the delivery method?”