Month: February 2018

Can we please be more positive about childbirth?

I’m the first to admit that I don’t view childbirth in a very positive light. Not only from my own personal experiences but also from those of friends and family. Horror stories spread far more rapidly than positive ones. Meaning that we generally know of people who have had difficult births but don’t always hear about those women who don’t. Recently, however, I’ve become very aware that the way we talk about childbirth is a major part of birth anxiety. I was with a friend and she was talking about someone she knew who had just had a baby....

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What other mums want you to know about birth anxiety

I’ve written a few posts on my own tips for dealing with birth anxiety (you can read about them in 5 things to do if you suffer from birth anxiety and twenty helpful ways to deal with your birth anxiety) but in this post, I thought it would be useful to share some tips from other people who know what you are going through too. So let’s jump straight in; here are the things that other mums want you to know if you are suffering with birth anxiety.   Sara I was incredibly nervous about childbirth so I took some hypnobirthing classes....

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How you can support someone with birth anxiety

I’ve written a lot about how you can cope with birth anxiety but whilst it’s important for the person suffering to do what they can to deal with it, the people closest to them can help a great deal too. With that in mind, this post is for you to share with your partner or birth partner so they know how best to support you.    Supporting someone with birth anxiety isn’t easy. Their fears might feel irrational or disproportionate. It can be hard to see someone struggling with how they feel. You might feel frustrated that you can’t...

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Helpful people to talk to when you have birth anxiety

As you may have gathered from my posts on 5 things to do if you suffer from birth anxiety and 20 helpful ways to deal with your birth anxiety talking to someone is always on the list. There are lots of reasons for this but most importantly talking will; give you a way to vent any stress or anxieties about the birth help you to organise your thoughts and understand exactly how you are feeling let people around you know you are struggling get you any extra support you need that might help   And whilst talking to anyone will help, there are...

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Twenty helpful ways to deal with your birth anxiety

Having written about birth anxiety: what is it and why is it important and what causes birth anxiety I’m sure that the question left on your lips is – WTF do I do about it…. Well, the previous post in this series (5 things to do if you suffer from birth anxiety) is a great start but sometimes we just want to cut right to it and make the changes that are going to get us feeling better as soon as possible. So without dragging it out anymore, here are twenty tips that will help you to deal with your birth anxiety. Fast....

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About Kate

I’m a mum of 3 and a Life Coach. I love writing about motherhood and coaching women to help them feel positive, happier and more confident in their role as a mum.

I’m passionate about mental health, body image and relationships plus an avid sci-fi fan, drinker of wine and lover of chocolate.

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