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Relaxation Tips

Day to day life can be stressful. Certainly, current circumstance (did someone say Corona Virus??) are challenging many of us in ways we have never been challenged before.  If you are pregnant or have a baby or toddler at home, your levels of anxiety may be high, so I have put together a few helpful hints and tips to help you manage your stress levels without resorting to hiding yourself in a cupboard!
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Training to be an Independent Hypnobirthing Practitioner

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Train to be an Independent Hypnobirthing Practitioner I’m going to level with you. Being a totally Independent Practitioner only works for a certain type of person. This is how you’ll know it’s not for…
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Hypnobirthing Training

A PRACTITIONER’S EXPERIENCE OF TRAINING WITH ME When I wrote my Independent Hypnobirthing Practitioner Training programme it was because I felt that there was nothing similar on the market.  Yes, there are many, many different ‘brands’…
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Dear Teenage Daughters

Dear Reader, I am perplexed and befuddled! By trade, I deal with pregnancy and birth and, although by no means do I claim to be an expert, I like to consider myself rather au fait with babies. However, I seem, in the blink of an eye, to have…

Helen gives birth to baby Myla

Myla’s Birth story. 6lbs 10 ounces. Sunday 24th March 2013 Gestation 38 wks +3 Contractions – gentle cramps   On Sunday morning I woke up feeling a little different with period pains and after about half an hour as I…
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Why Men Shouldn't Give Birth......... and Why Women Using Natal Hypnotherapy Hypnobirthing should

DD1b (older two are twins – she’s the ‘younger’ one) came home from school the other day and reported that her year 7 science teacher – during the topic of sexual reproduction – had compared the pain of giving birth for a woman to…
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What does Dani Diosi, Doula, do (when on call)

Since I started officially doula-ing, people often ask me what it is I actually do.  My usual answer is 'how long have you got?' Doula's are about so much more than just holding someone's hand as they push (although there's a lot of that too!)…

Emma gives birth to baby Leon

Hi Dani It’s a bit of an epic, I’m afraid, but here is my birth story: I had gone to bed quite late only to be woken just before midnight by Tom. He had diarrhoea, so Jack and I cleaned him, his bedding and the floor up before settling…

Natalie gives birth to Baby Freddie

Freddie started to make himself known around 1.00 am, with the first contraction taking me by surprise. It was strong and several more contractions came at regular three minute intervals. I turned to my natal hypnotherapy music and started…

Anna gives birth to baby Zach

Hi Dani sorry this is so late! I guess you know how it is with a new baby. Paul is at home this week so I am finally finishing up some little jobs I’ve been meaning to get to for ages. The birth story gets longer and longer and shows no…