Which Essential Oils Can You Use In Pregnancy And Childbirth?

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts which can be helpful to aid relaxation and reduce anxiety during both pregnancy and childbirth, provided you are generally healthy. If you’re interested in using essential oils, it’s sensible to check with your midwife first, particularly if you have diabetes or high (or low) blood pressure or any other medical conditions. Or you could consult a qualified aromatherapist. If you experience bleeding during your pregnancy then using essential […]



How to Manage Pain During Childbirth

There’s simply no way around it — having a baby hurts. While everyone’s birth story will be different, we can’t promise you it will be completely free of discomfort. Today, however, there are multiple options available to help you manage this pain and get through your delivery as comfortably as possible. Causes of Pain During Childbirth It’s important not to let fear about the pain of giving birth put unnecessary stress on you during your […]



How a Doula Can Help Throughout Your Pregnancy

Every expectant woman could use a helping hand and calming voice throughout her pregnancy and a doula is the original cheerleader for moms to be. If you aren’t familiar with doulas or are considering having one be a part of your pregnancy journey, here is a little about doulas and the services they provide. The practice of doulas goes back centuries and the word “doula” actually has Greek roots, meaning “women’s servant” or “a woman […]



Hypnosis for Pregnancy and Childbirth

A new alternative therapy is growing rapidly in popularity to help with the various stages of pregnancy as well as the experience of childbirth and adjustment to motherhood — hypnosis. And this isn’t the dangling pocket watch you may be imagining! Hypnotic techniques and methods can help you feel your best and help reduce anxiety as you prepare for your baby and beyond. There is a specialist branch of hypnotherapy, called hypnobirthing which has become […]