Here are a few treasures to support you on your journey towards a better birth.
FOUR MAGIC POINTS FOR CHILDBIRTH
One of the best ever tools for labour. Share it with your support people!
This guide makes it incredibly easy to learn the 4 acupressure points
that thousands of women swear by.
THE 7 SECRETS OF A BETTER BIRTH
A powerful free resource to get you on the right track to a more positive birth.
AN INTRO TO BIRTH TRAUMA
Watch this 20-minute video if you wonder:
- Why do I still feel so affected by my last birth?
- Did my birth ‘qualify’ as traumatic? Have I got post-traumatic stress disorder?
- What’s the difference between post-traumatic stress and post-natal depression and how are they connected?
- What are the main reasons childbirth trauma happens and how common is it?
- How can I recover (for good)?
- Is it possible to actually be free of the self-blame and guilt about what happened?
THE GOOD FEELING RELAXATION
A gentle guided meditation for pregnant mothers who would like to feel calmer. Music thanks to Annie Jameson.
LOVINGKINDNESS FOR MOTHER AND BABY
A bonding meditation to use during pregnancy, so you can be kinder towards yourself and connected with your baby.
HOW TO HAVE A CALM BIRTH FLOWCHART
Use this powerful technique to reduce stress about giving birth.
In this video you will learn the basic tapping technique; perfect if you feel slightly or very nervous about giving birth.
If you feel anxious about the pain of childbirth, use this video. It will help you to reduce the worry, so you can respond and make choices about birth from a calm place. Even if you choose an epidural or other pain relief, your experience may not be pain-free. So it’s a good idea to develop a positive relationship with pain.
RECOMMENDED ONLINE RESOURCES
Birth Without Fear: 1000’s of inspirational birth stories
Spinning Babies: Helping baby to be in a better position for birth
PATTCH: Prevention and treatment of traumatic childbirth
Improving Birth: Bringing Evidence Based Care and Humanity to Maternity Care
Birth Talk: Amazing resources and experience in healing birth trauma
Healing the trauma: Article in Midwifery today
VBAC facts:If you want more info about having a VBAC
Evidence Base Birth: One of my favourite sites for a summary of research on various birth related topics, including induction, big babies, waterbirth, doulas, going over due dates etc
MY FAVOURITE BIRTH MAGAZINE
Every woman has the right to know her choices, make empowering decisions, and feel like a Rockstar through pregnancy and birth. And that includes you. I am thrilled to be a part of the Rockstar Birth Magazine – a 12-issue online publication full of positive birth stories, breathtaking imagery, and empowering insights. Sign up to receive the Rockstar Birth Magazine here, and gain immediate access to all 12 issues.