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Childbirth can be an uncertain time for many soon-to-be parents. That’s why many turn to a doula.
The pain of giving birth is often intense and distressing. Two recent systematic reviews have found that acupuncture and hypnosis are likely to be beneficial in managing pain during labour.
Research has shown that the use of hypnosis for childbirth results in shorter labours, reduced use of pain medications, higher Agpar scores, reduced surgical delivery and reduced postpartum depression.
A doula, or birth support professional, is an ideal way to ensure you are completely supported during one of the most physically and emotionally challenging times of your life.
Relaxation is key to the calmbirth® approach, and is achieved by meditative techniques designed to lower blood pressure, heart rates and metabolic rates.
A water birth is a relaxing setting and medium for mothers and newborn babies alike. Water and the buoyancy it provides significantly reduces the physical stress of labour and child birth.
The excitement of pregnancy and childbirth is often outweighed by the complications, pain and anxiety identified with these conditions. A woman’s nutritional needs are different due to pregnancy and childbirth.
An expectant mother experiences all kinds of worry relating to her pregnancy. First, she has to prepare the nursery, the baby's clothes and other things that the baby may need.
Crying is a newborn baby's main method of communication, and is intended to tell you that something is wrong. Crying is designed to get your attention and inform you of a need so you can respond quickly.
Pre eclampsia is a dangerous combination of high blood pressure, fluid retention, and high levels of protein in the urine of women after their 20th week of pregnancy. It is sometimes called toxemia and it affects roughly 1 in 20 pregnant women. If it is