Pregnancy and birth videos
I have been making videos which offer practical tips, tools and information to support a positive birth and pregnancy for the last few years. You can find all of these videos if you click through to my Youtube channel at the bottom of the page. Subjects I've covered include of course hypnobirthing, visualisations, affirmations as well as osteopathy, yoga, fitness, nutrition, midwifery, optimal fetal positioning, placenta encapsulation, homebirth, doulas, babies sleep and more!!
Below are a few of my favourites. Enjoy!!
Learn two hypnobirthing breathing techniques, for an easier birth
These are two of the five hypnobirthing breathing techniques I teach my clients. Watch this video with your birth partner and get them counting as you breath. It is really important to practice the hypnobirthing breathing alone every day for ten to fifteen minutes, and to practice with your partner at least a couple of times each week. This practice will mean that the breath will be second nature during birth, enabling you to breath through your surges and stay calm.
Learn 'J' breathing hypnobirthing technique
'J' breathing can be a brilliant hypnobirthing tool to enable you to stay calm and in control during parts of the second stage of birth when you are pushing your baby into the world. During this phase the outward calm breathing techniques will actually stop your body from pushing your baby down, so it is better tos top doing these techniques. 'J' breathing isn't always needed and many first time mums will need to actively engage with their expulsive urge too. However it is wonderful to have the option if and when you need it.
Research suggests that perineal massage can reduce the chance of having a more severe tear. Not sure how to do it? We show you how.
The side lying position, how to reduce hip pain and get baby into an optimal position
Amazing osteopath Rebecca Davies teaches us the invaluable side lying technique. This can be done at any stage of pregnancy including the first three months. It allows the hip to stretch beautifully reducing tension and pain. As well as potentially freeing up space to allow baby to move into a better position for birth. I recommend that all my clients see an osteopath after 32 weeks of pregnancy, to have a pelvic 'MOT'. This reduces any misalignment, tension or strain and can encourage baby into a better position for a more straight forward birth.