Advantages of Endorphins during Pregnancy, Labour and Childbirth

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...
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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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WORLD HypnoBirthing day celebrations

Brisbane HypnoBirthing children enjoying rainbow cake on World HypnoBirthing Day
Mums who have birthed using HypnoBirthing the Mongan Method gathered in many cities and  towns of Australia today. The celebrations follows on 25 years after Marie Mongan founded HypnoBirthing, and goes to the credibility of HypnoBirthing International's worldwide program. Brisbane HypnoBirthing Committee members Bree Taylor Molyneaux and Trish Cumming joined the celebration this morning over rainbow cake with local Brisbane HypnoBirthing Practitioner Carla Morgan and some local famili...
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Libby Trickett encourages more Qld hospitals to use HypnoBirthing

HypnoBirthing in Queensland hospitals is encouraged by athlete Libby Trickett
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. The self-hyp...
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Giving birth to critical thinking | TEDx talk

Miranda Ortiz TEDx talk on natural birth
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.  
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5 benefits of 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 benefits: 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...
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Breech Birth Choices

Options for Breech Birth | by Sarah Buckley
Breech Choices by Sarah Buckley (from Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering, 2005) www.sarahjbuckley.com In 2002, a pregnant woman in Brisbane, Australia – a mother of three, including naturally born twins – was refused the option of a vaginal breech birth in hospital, and told she could only have her baby by caesarean. She sought a midwife to assist her and gave birth successfully at home. Her picture – glowing with new motherhood, holding her healthy, happy baby – appeared in the Brisbane Courier...
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4 interesting things about your 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 ...
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