Everyday tensions and stresses cause an array of physical and chemical reactions within us that can have negative effects on our health if not managed well. Such tensions can be heightened during pregnancy, and as labour approaches, if fear and concern are added to the mix, these bodily effects become more toxic, swirling through the mother’s system to be absorbed by the babe in her womb.
If that is not reason enough to understand how to prevent this process during pregnancy, there is another...
The Mile’s Circuit is named after Megan Miles, a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator and Student of Midwifery. The circuit is a simple set of positions used to achieve optimal positioning either before or during labour. Optimal positioning is considered to be the LOA position (Left Occiput Anterior) as this position facilitates a smooth entry into the pelvic outlet and descent for the baby.
The Mile’s Circuit has been used prenatally to rotate a baby from posterior to anterior pos...
By Bree Taylor Molyneaux
As a HypnoBirthing practitioner of over six years, I have experienced and taught many different couples in many different birthing situations. What HypnoBirthing provides is a wonderful opportunity for nearly all birthing couples, so I thought it would be nice to explain my personal perspective on that a little more.
In modern years, women have begun to dis-empower themselves from their bodies, which allows the concept that someone else knows better to flow to; so...
By Bree Taylor Molyneaux
As a mum of nearly six years, one of the biggest underestimations that many new parents make when expecting their first baby, is the post birth recovery period which is also known as the fourth trimester.
The fourth trimester is based on the concept that after 37-42 weeks of gestation in the womb, a baby needs time to adjust to life on the outside and that this can take two to three months.
During this time it is useful to ease baby into their new life, which sudd...
Book Your Course and Participate in A Survey for Your Chance to Win $200
Each pregnant mumma bear who enrols for any HypnoBirthing® Mongan Method class in Australia, in early 2016 will go into the draw to win a $200 Coles Voucher!
To qualify for the chance to go into the draw to Win $200, you (the gorgeous mumma bear) must be willing to complete a short survey prior to class one and another after the completion of all classes. The survey is entitiled, “How do feelings about birth change fo...
THE push is on to bring HypnoBirthing to the state’s maternity hospitals.
Labour wards could be a lot calmer next year if HypnoBirthing International succeeds with a pilot program to teach the relaxation and deep breathing techniques in Queensland.
Amanda Bude, from HypnoBirthing International, said the program was already a success in NSW hospitals, having been in use for 25 years and increasing numbers of hypnobabies are born in Australia each year — 5500 in 2014 alone.
Natural birth or C-section?
In ths TEDx talk, experienced Doula & HypnoBirthing practitioner Miranda Ortiz, shares how questioning the delivery method for your baby can open a door to critical thinking within your family (for this and any other matter).
Get an overview of the benefits of natural birth, and why its a choice for every parent who wants to seek it.
by Moran Liviani.
The word ‘Doula’ is becoming a bit more well known these days because women intuitively know and are seeking the guidance of another woman whom understands and has the knowledge and is trained to support, educate and be the trusting guide you need to light your way on your birthing day.
When I was pregnant with my second baby girl I had a friend suggest to me to obtain the services of a Doula. I had no idea what a Doula was and so I started researching and the more I read...
As a Brisbane-based Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, the majority of mothers that I’ve encapsulated placentas for report one or more of the following benefits:
Improved state of well-being
Increased energy levels immediately after birth
Speedier recovery from birth and return to normal hormonal balance
Better ability to cope with interrupted sleep
What I find most interesting are the women who didn’t encapsulate their placenta for their first birth but have...
I knew straight away that I was pregnant with my third baby, but I had suffered a miscarriage earlier in the year so I was a little apprehensive about this pregnancy holding. Unlike my other two pregnancies I suffered quite badly with morning sickness and had the added worry of losing the baby. Once I got to 12 weeks I knew this little baby was going to hold on and join our family so I started making plans for where I would have it. Just like my other two babies I immediately c...