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”

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 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.”

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)”

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?”

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?”

Results for This Week’s Poll: If you received drugs to induce, what was your delivery method?

Check out the results from this week’s poll about drugs and delivery method! 47% ended delivering vaginally, 26% delivered with forceps or vacuum extraction, and 26% had an emergency c-section. None had a schedule c-section after receiving drugs and there was one vote that entered a different answer.  She entered, “Vaginal birth with manual assistance whilstContinue reading “Results for This Week’s Poll: If you received drugs to induce, what was your delivery method?”

If You Eat Paleo, You Should Birth Naturally

My husband and I have been eating a paleo diet/lifestyle since we were engaged. It not only helped us lose a total of 40 lbs put together for the wedding, but it also changed the way we think about our health. The philosophy behind the paleo diet is can be found here and Mark’s Daily Apple‘sContinue reading “If You Eat Paleo, You Should Birth Naturally”

Never Heard of the Bradley Method®? It’s new to the UK!

If you’re wondering what the Bradley Method® is, here’s a link to babycenter.com for a good overview! I’ve taken the liberty of copying and pasting its contents below. I encourage you to check out the comments underneath the article by babycenter.com and see for yourself how good the classes are for you to achieve theContinue reading “Never Heard of the Bradley Method®? It’s new to the UK!”

Why Natural (Unmedicated) Childbirth?

Why Natural Childbirth? Reposted from givingbirthnaturally.com Choosing natural childbirth is choosing to trust your body.  Even more than that, it’s knowing that you already possess all the tools you need to give birth. Having a natural birth doesn’t mean choosing pain.  There are a wide variety of natural comfort measures that can be employed. WomenContinue reading “Why Natural (Unmedicated) Childbirth?”

C-sections: Are They Necessary for Every 1 in 4 Women in the UK?

An overwhelming majority of people I meet who have had c-sections are so grateful that they were able to get their baby out safely. They say that if it weren’t for them, they might be dead or their baby might be dead. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), caesarean sections should only be performedContinue reading “C-sections: Are They Necessary for Every 1 in 4 Women in the UK?”

The Problem with Due Dates

Ditch that 40-week estimated due date that you were given, even if they measured using an ultrasound! A study that came out in June of 2013 showed that the gestation period for normal, unassisted pregnancy through birth can vary up to five weeks. If this is the case, why aren’t more midwives and consultants giving ‘overdue’ mothersContinue reading “The Problem with Due Dates”