An informative and casual podcast series by hypnobirthing instructor Erin Fung of Better Birth, talking all things, you guessed it, BIRTH! If you’re expecting a baby, or work in the area of pregnancy and birth, listen to experts as we cover topics such as postnatal mental health, birth options and even eating your placenta!
Yoga is a wonderful practice in pregnancy, but did you know the multiple benefits? From the physical to the mental, yoga can help in a range of ways for a pregnant person. Join me and Sarah as we discuss posture and pelvic floors, breathing, meditation and poses in this episode of season 2 of the Better Birth podcast!
If you'd like more information about Sarah, you can check her out on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/flowwith_sarah/
The Better Birth podcast has gone international! In this episode, I speak to fellow Little Birth Company hypnonbirthing instructor, Jamee Crooks, and her husband Alan. Mum of 3 Jamee lives in the US, and in this episode we discuss how the US healthcare system influences opinions and choices for birth, the differences in maternity care in the US and UK, and how this is changing. Alan, a national political consultant in the US, gives his own personal views and experiences of hypnobirthing and the effect it had on the birth of their own children, as well as insight in to how dollars influence birth.
Jamee is the Global Ambassador for the Little Birth Company, as well as a postpartum trainer. You can find out more about her hypnobirthing courses, or how to train to be a hypnobirthing instructor with the Little Birth Company in the USA by visiting https://www.journeywithjamee.com
In this episode I chat to student midwife Rhia Lawrence about her journey to midwifery, doula-ing, placentas, modern conceptions around birth, and so much more. I can't wait to speak to Rhia again as she progresses through her midwifery training and her her first hand experiences of birth, and life on the maternity ward as a student.
In this episode I talk to doula, Laura Scarlett, about why she became a doula, what a doula does, and her experiences of doula-ing throughout the pandemic, how she supports families and why continuity of care is so vital.
As we draw a close to season 1 of the Better Birth podcast, I thought I would treat you all to a guided relaxation. This short relaxation helps you visualise a wonderful, peaceful forest. The track is best listened to whilst sitting or lying down somewhere quiet. Enjoy! If you enjoy this podcast, please leave a rating on Apple podcasts!
Aromatherapy and essential oils are a fantastic tool to have in your hospital bag, and have multiple uses in pregnancy and beyond, but must be used with caution as not all oils are safe to use in pregnancy. Whether it’s for relaxation, massage or inducing labour, or help with pregnancy symptoms such as morning sickness, these fabulous oils have many purposes! In this episode, yoga teacher and essential oils enthusiast Valerie Smyth discusses Doterra essential oils, safety, uses, and properties.
If you’d like more information about Valerie go to http://www.valeriemayyoga.com/
This is a Crystal bowl healing sound bath by the wonderful Uschi Classen. Uschi hosts sound bath sessions and you can find out more about her at https://www.facebook.com/Crystal-Vibes-900604110148382/
Crystal Bowl soundbath is a wonderfully relaxing and soothing experience during pregnancy, a great way to alleviate any anxiety and calm the nervous system (if you’re learning about hypnobirthing you’ll know how important this is!). The beautiful healing tones from the chakra tuned bowls create a serene and sacred environment for mother and baby to connect deeply as they both experience the gentle vibrations. It also allows the mind to drop into a meditative alpha theta state where a profound connection with the self, inner strength and innate birthing wisdom can occur.
In this episode, I talk to Georgina Corley-Cadogan, a nutritional therapist with 15 years experience in the food industry, about nutrition after birth. Georgina answers questions about supplements and vitamins for the postnatal period, foods and supplements to aide breastfeeding, what to eat too support healing post birth, and tips and tricks for making life easier in that busy period with a newborn to ensure you're eating a balanced diet.
Samina Haider, acupuncture therapist, answers questions about this ancient Chinese therapy and its uses in conception and pregnancy, including morning sickness, SPD and pregnancy aches and pains, anxiety, turning breech babies and induction of labour.
Nutritional Therapist Georgina Corley-Cadogan talks about nutrition during pregnancy, covering topics such as: Pregnancy sickness and food aversions, Tips for ensuring adequate iron intake/ managing pregnancy anaemia, Tips for helping with increased appetite and cravings, Increasing energy during the last trimester, Avoiding constipation in pregnancy, Nutrition support when pregnant with multiples, and Food and drinks during labour
Q&A session with independent midwives Leonie Bryan and Tess McLeish from Your Neighbourhood Midwives, and consultant Midwife from the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley, Laura MacKenzie. In this episode, the midwives give tips about pregnancy and labour, hospital regulations amid Covid-19, and more. This session was recorded on 10th July 2020 and hospital regulation are subject to change and review.
This is a Q&A session with hypnobirthing instructor Erin Fung from Better Birth, and Midwife and placenta encapsulation specialist, Victoria Mustafa. In it, Victoria covers what placenta remedies are, how they're prepared, what hygiene measures are taken, and what the benefits of the remedies are.