Baby Brain – the real cause

Baby Brain or Pregnancy Brain: A temporary condition whereby short-term memory loss or forgetfulness occurs that may happen in the first trimester but more common in the third trimester of pregnancy and may continue into the postpartum and breast feeding period. Studies have shown that a pregnant woman’s brain by the third trimester of pregnancy could shrink up to as much as 3% and not expand to normal size until six months postpartum.  The shrinkage is caused by the Omega 3-fatty...
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Relaxation and hypnosis calms women in labour

Can women really be relaxed in labour? Below is proof this incredible image shows a near constant heart rate during labour for this mums homebirth. You can see in the trace above her heart beat, energy and duration of labour. The most striking thing is that throughout her labour her heart rate actually went down apart from a tiny increase during the birth. Her heart rate and level of energy expenditure where high in the beginning (what we term the excitement phase) when she was ...
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HypnoBirthing: No Swinging Watch or Pain

HypnoBirthing birth without pain, Hypnosis Brisbane, North Lakes @ Pregnant Possibilities
- ABC NEWS - April 30, 2010 - In Marie Mongan's day, childbirth meant a sterile, medicalized birth with drugs, and if you happened to be awake, lots of painful pushing. "Most women were totally anesthetized and out cold, and their babies were taken from them with forceps, except for the very few who didn't make it to the hospital and had them by the side of the road," said Mongan, now 77. So Mongan, then a young New Hampshire English teacher, devised her own way to circumvent the system when ...
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What mums are saying about placenta encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation | Brisbane HypnoBirthing
As a Brisbane-based Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, the majority of mothers that I’ve encapsulated placentas for report one or more of the following: Improved state of well-being Increased milk-supply 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 done so for...
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Benefits of a Natural Third Stage – Physiological Birth

The third stage of labour is when the placenta is birthed (usually within 30-60 minutes of the baby being birthed). Today almost all 'civilised nations' who have women birthing in hospitals manage the third stage of labour with an artificial injection of ocytocin/ Pitocin /Syntocin in Australia). The purpose of this is to encourage the placenta to release from the uterus quickly, in order to prevent the occurrence of a Post Partum Haemorrhage. In natural birth when this stage takes place w...
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The Mile’s Circuit – a simple positioning tool

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...
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What HypnoBirthing preparation really brings | a practitioners perspective

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...
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The importance of support | the fourth trimester

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...
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4 interesting things about your cervix ..

Cervix Credit - from an article on www.birthologie.com :) Most women have no clue what their cervix is, where it is, its function or even what it looks like. So here are some important useful things for you to know about yours   Childbirth 101: The cervix is supposed to thin and then dilate (open) from 0 to 10cm open during labor. Once at 10cm a women is then considered to be 'fully dilated' and can push her baby out into the world. Simple as that (or so we are told). There are however a f...
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