Doula and Hypnobirthing teacher explains how hypnobirthing can positively impact your partner's experience of birth and new parenthood, and your baby's experience of birth and their first days.
A Doula guide to how hypnobirthing classes can help you to have the birth experience that you personally wish for. Hypnobirthing is a collection of simple yet profoundly effective techniques for a positive physical, emotional and spiritual experience of the rite of passage that is childbirth.
Getting off to a great start on your breastfeeding journey can be held back by the hospital culture of keeping babies swaddled and in clear bassinets. Babies expect to be close to their mothers, to soothe their nervous systems and regulate the immature metabolism, whilst stimulating the milk supply.
What is the best position for your baby to breastfeed in? How can you get a good attachment at the breast? What does a good latch on the breast look and feel like? Why are positioning, attachment and latch so important in the early days of breastfeeding your baby and maintaining your lactation?
Breastfeeding is both a learned and an instinctive behaviour. The more you and your loved ones understand about how it works and what can compromise it, the more successful you will be at reaching your personal feeding goals, whatever they may be.
How to plan for the best conditions to begin your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. What to do during pregnancy to prepare for nursing your baby. How labour and birth can affect feeding
Dyeing my hair from black, through red to blonde. How to achieve a light platinum blonde, and keep it looking fresh and bright.
An introduction to the mysterious world of dreams. How to understand individual dream meanings and increase dream recall. Start your dream journal, recording your dreams and interpreting some simple meanings of these messages from the subconscious.
A personal story of workplace bullying, suspension from duties, redundancy and preparing a case for employment tribunal. Practical steps you can take towards personal and emotional recovery from the trauma of losing your job. Should you take the case to employment tribunal? What is involved in...
Unravel the mysteries of hair colour and how it co-ordinates with the rest of your look. Skin tone, eye colour and hair colour are the start, make-up, jewellery and clothes can be bought with confidence if you understand your colours
How to labour without drugs or an epidural. Enjoy your drug-free labour by using optimum conditions for labouring, good preparation,and a variety of natural coping mechanisms. Water birth, TENS, massage, and positioning are all covered.
Two of the most commonly used pharmacological methods of pain relief explained and examined in depth with supporting studies. Make informed decisions about your comfort measures during labour, think about these issues before labour starts.
Hair disaster? How to avoid it. Information about the various types of dyes for hair and how to avoid damage to the hair from bleach/peroxide. What to do if you've had a hair disaster and your hair has been bleached and has turned orange, and how to get back some of the condition into your hair.
Easy and quick recipe for an extremely nutritious and healthy summer drink, that can be used if you can't face a meal, or have been exercising and need rehydration. Delicious and refreshing in the heat, and very healthy. Great for detoxing and losing weight as part of a diet.
Easy and very quick to prepare, healthy summer drinks for thirsty children and adults. High in vitamins and minerals, fresh and exceptionally tasty. Very good for helping with certain medical conditons and promoting general health, a great alternative to shop-bought fizzy drinks.
A doula shares tips for how to cope with the intense emotional and physical state of the transition phase of childbirth, how to prepare for it, and how partners can best support labouring mothers through. Here's what to expect emotionally and physically during transition.
A guide to what to expect towards the end of pregnancy when labour might be starting. How to tell if you're in labour, what pre-labour feels like, and how the body prepares to go into labour. Important tips for not hindering the progress of labour, and comfort measures for dealing with the...
An overview of what you can expect from your doula's antenatal sessions with you. Doulas typically offer two two-hour sessions for mothers and their partners covering lthe physiology of birth, what happens in labour, abour positions, pain relief as well as what happens after birth.
An overview of the work of a doula, and how she supports mothers and families during and after childbirth. Some interesting facts about the mother's physiology during birth - these are the things doctors and midwives don't tell you. The best way to support a mother for a physiological birth,...
An introduction to juicing at home for health and vitality. An explanation of the benefits and an exploration of the different ways of approaching incorporating juices into your diet for weight-loss or well-being. This is invaluable for busy mums who want to encourage healthy snacking in their...
This is packed with intriging facts about sleep which will give you inight into how and why sleep patterns can be disrupted. Helpful and clear table of ten top tips on what to do in order to get a better night's sleep without going to the doctor for sleeping pills. The methods revealed in this...
Step-by-step guide to growing your own top-quality wheat grass at home easily and cheaply. Advice on buying and storing seeds, along with lots of clear photographs and description of exactly the equipment needed, as well as pictures and details showing what to expect at every stage. Everything to...
An informative overview of the inclusion of wheat grass juice in the diet in order to take advantage of its considerble health benefits. Helpful tips and advice for obtaining and enjoying wheat grass.