October 2, 2016

This amazing birth story had me sobbing the first time amazing mum, Amy shared it with me. Hypnobirthing gives women the tools to learn to believe in themselves an trust their body.   All hypnobirthing birth stories I hear, I love, but this one is definitely up there w...

September 26, 2016

Back in June 2016 the lovely Suzy Ashworth, creator of The Calm Birth School and my mentor, gave a great TEDx Talk about birth and why we should be sharing beautiful births with the younger generation - when she was very close to having her third child.  


All across the world people (including myself) have been swept up in KonMarieing their homes.   The reason most people hear about it, or pick up the book to read it (you can pick it up here), is that they are living in a less than organised home, which is causing...

What you get in a hypnobirthing class that you won’t find in many other antenatal classes is the opportunity to go deep within yourself to find and unlock that inner power, that you as a woman have within in you.  This is the power that makes you who you are, this is t...

March 22, 2016


All too often, in my humble opinion, when I mention hypnobirthing to people they look at me gone out and say, ‘oh no, that’s not for me’.  Admittedly it might not be for everyone, I do get that we are all different, and that we should be able to choose what birth prep...

February 9, 2016

So when I found myself pregnant with my 2nd baby, I didn’t want to do my refresher with her, and a friend of mine told me about a great home-study course that she had used.  I bought the home-study course, and was delighted that I would have 7 mp3s to listen to as I am...

January 31, 2016

 Here is the story of the birth of my first born.

The first one was a surprise!  Not that I was pregnant, that was pretty obvious, or that I was going to give birth.  I knew that too, and I had been to hypnobirthing classes preparing for a nice 8-hour labour at home, l...

October 13, 2015


Andy Nickerson is a renowned Northampton family portrait photographer. Below, he shares his advice on choosing a maternity photographer to capture your precious bump shots:


Your pregnancy is a very special time. Week by week your body is changing in remarkable ways. T...

January 3, 2015

Did you know you are entitled to time off work, fully paid, for antenatal care, which not only includes medical examinations, but also includes antenatal classes, including relaxation and birth preparation classes?


You do however need to get this time off agreed in adv...

March 27, 2014

It is becoming increasingly popular to delay cord clamping. Yesterday in my hypnobirthing class I was asked what the benefits were, and although I did it with both my children, and had researched why, I wasn’t confident that the information I was giving was accurate, s...

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