Pregnancy and The Power of Positive Affirmations

I’ve always encouraged my doula clients to use affirmations to foster positivity and self-belief.  Reflecting on and integrating messages of strength and optimism can truly build resilience – a quality that’s essential for weathering the unpredictability that’s inherent in pregnancy, birth and parenting. Earlier this year, I had the great pleasure of providing doula support to […]

Why Women Who Fear Childbirth Spend More Time in Labour

An article appeared recently in Time magazine entitled ‘Why Women Who Fear Childbirth Spend More Time in Labour’.  The research findings presented weren’t particularly surprising. This study showed that women who fear childbirth are more likely to labour longer, have an instrumental delivery (birth assisted by forceps or Ventouse vacuum extraction) and have a Caesarean […]