Month: February 2018

What you need to know if you want an elective c-section

When I got pregnant with baby number 2 I knew straight away that I wanted a c-section (you can read more about my decision in my post Don’t call me too posh to push). But I also knew that it wasn’t going to be easy to get one. I’m a resourceful woman though. I armed myself with the right information and had the right conversations with the right people. I had to wait for nearly all of my pregnancy to get a firm decision but I kept pushing and eventually, was booked in for a c-section at 39 weeks. I’ve...

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What a doula would love you to know about birth anxiety

I often talk about how having a Doula with you in labour can be hugely beneficial. They can help you to relax, cope with the pain and stay calm if things don’t go to plan. I think every woman should have one with them but thought it might be useful for you to hear it from someone other than me! So I asked the lovely Alice, a Doula, to answer some questions about how a Doula can help you if you have birth anxiety.  An interview with a Doula Can you explain a little about what a Doula is...

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Dealing with ‘Distance’ with my birth anxiety…

With my first baby I admit I wasn’t too anxious, yes I was a little scared about how much it was going to hurt but I knew I could have pain relief, I had my husband and family with me to support me and I was excited to meet my new baby more than anything. But with my second baby things changed, I became incredibly anxious… Why? Because my local maternity unit had been downgraded and although you could have midwife only led births at my local, if there were any complications they no longer had the expertise or...

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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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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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