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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…
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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!)…
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Baby Loss

It's not often that I would post something that many of us are fearful of and plenty of us thank heavens that it hasn't happened to us!  However, unfortunately, baby loss does happen and in my career as an antenatal educator and Natal Hypnotherapist I…
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Soggy Bottoms and 'Up All Night' - Why a Doula really is the best birth partner

As I was sat watching the semi-final of Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off last night and gazing at the mighty fine silver fox that is Paul Hollywood, I caught myself wondering what he would be like as a birth partner.  Ok, Ok, I know the…
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Natal Hypnotherapy rocks!

This weekend I headed out to Haslemere, Surrey to teach some of the latest batch of Natal Hypnotherapy™ practitioner trainees about birth physiology.  Their actual hypnotherapy training programme started Monday but because these particular…
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Ostrich Burger Anyone?

I recently had the luck to go away for a night with a couple of friends of mine.  All of us busy working mums so the arranging of this luxury was not the most simple of tasks. Other halves had to make sure they could be certain places at certain…