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Keeping active during pregnancy and after the birth.

This month we’ve had a chat with Claire Mockridge, Health Columnist for the Nottingham Evening Post and Ante/Postnatal Fitness Expert who has worked with over 900 pregnant and postnatal women (and their babies!) in Nottingham.  Keeping fit and active during pregnancy is really important and Claire tells you how and why.   Why should pregnant women…

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How long should a hypnobirthing course be?

How long should a hypnobirthing course be? By Sophie Fletcher, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Doula  There has long been a debate on the web about hypnobirthing and how long a hypnobirthing course should be – how many classes and over what period of time you should attend. I’ve taught several different methods, including Mongan and Leclaire…

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If I didn’t know I was pregnant would I have a pain free labour?

Can you really have a pain free labour? by Sophie Fletcher Many years ago I met a friend of my husband who was 24 and had a 10 year old daughter. The story goes that her mum phoned her dad in the pub and asked him to come home because Anna was having a baby.…

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I’m going to give birth! How is my body going to do it?

Understand how your body is designed to birth your baby.  by Sophie Fletcher I never really thought much about how I’d get the baby out; to be frank I’m a genuinely in the moment person, I tackle things as they happen and I don’t get scared of much, expect for missing my train and being late.…