Archive | Childbirth preparation

Pain Relief in Childbirth

The options are endless, the opinions often harsh, and for many first time expectant parents the choices are terrifying. So the intention of this blog is to ease the pressure and scope out the whole continuum. Pain management in childbirth is a highly controversial topic, which I am yet to find a person who doesn’t […]

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Bonding with Baby

For 13 years I have sat in post natal support groups with women who have just had babies. This is where I learn most about the experience of having a baby. Women in a safe space will talk, and talk they do. They process their lives by talking. It helps them to come to terms […]

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The Birth Story Debate!

So the day has come and gone, and you are now officially a dad! Congratulations! But what if the birth didn’t go to plan? And what if she thinks it did? Or vice versa. Oh the dilemma, do you fight it out – because clearly you were better place to know what actually transpired? Or […]

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Should men attend the birth of their baby? Not if they would rather be at the dentist.

“What used to be the secret business of the women’s circle is now the expectant father’s job description.” Lucy Perry, Cheers to Childbirth: a dad’s guide to childbirth support, Pure Publishing 2010. Unlike their fathers, men in the twenty-first century are encouraged to be present at the births of their babies. In fact, it’s a […]

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