In this page I will link to all the resources and reviews that I do throughout this site to make them easily accessible as time goes by.
Gestational Diabetes Download (Free)
Finding out you have pregnancy diabetes, or gestational diabetes, as it is known can cause quite a lot of anxiety, especially at a time when you are already thinking about your birth, your baby and what life will be like once baby has arrived.
Gestational Diabetes is something which impacts 1 in 20 women, so you can take comfort that you are certainly not alone and that most women who have gestational diabetes give birth to healthy babies.
Go to the Gestational Diabetes Download page.
Low Baby Weight and Placenta Worries (Free)
Sometimes women are told that their baby’s weight is low or that their placenta isn’t working as well as it should. So often these things are extremely hard for medical staff to be accurate about and their concern often goes away once further tests are carried out.
This download is for those women who are feeling anxiety about their baby’s weight being low or about how well their placenta is working. It will help you reduce your anxiety and enable your mind to work with your body and baby.
Go to the Low Baby Weight and Placenta Worries Download page.
VBAC - Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Relaxation (Free)
It is quite natural to feel some anxiety about your decision to have a vaginal birth. You have probably heard a lot from your care providers about the risks of your scar opening up during labour, however they may not have told you some of the things which can help you work with your body. In particular, it is so important for you to relax. When we feel anxious, our muscles tense and as the uterus is a muscle it is key that we allow it to work as effectively as possible. This fits in with research where the increased risks were with mums who had been induced. In this scenario, the contractions are stronger as the body is forced to labour when it does not believe it is ready to do so.
In this download I will work with you to create a state of relaxation which, when practised, you will be able to switch on during your labour.
Go to the VBAC Relaxation Download page.
Small Pelvis (Free)
Our bodies are amazing during both pregnancy and labour, but if you have concerns about your pelvis being too small, whether this is as a result of previous or current birth experiences, this can increase your anxiety and actually impact your birth.
This download is not designed for those who have known medical pelvic issues which prevent natural birth, if you do have known medical pelvic issues, please speak with your care provider about the birth choices available to you. If natural birth is open to you, then this download will help you gain confidence in your bodies abilities and it will enable you to specifically relax that area of your birth during labour.
Go to the Small Pelvis Download page.
Bed Rest in Pregnancy (Free)
This download has been recorded especially for www.keepemcookin.com, a website which helps prevent preterm births. It can help those women who are on bed rest due to the special circumstances of their pregnancy and helps to relax, lift spirits as well as focus on their baby.
Go to the Bed Rest in Pregnancy page.
Birth Download Reviews
Birth Day staring Naoli Vinaver Lopez
This Birth DVD is very easy for me review as it was something I watched whilst I was pregnant and still today remember the impact it had on me. I have also played it in every antenatal class and one to one session I have run since.
Birth Day DVD review.
Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
Happiest Baby on the Block DVD is a practical guide as to how to calm a newborn baby. The reason I particularly like it is because it focuses on the idea that the baby has a fourth trimester and that in order to calm them, the environment they have just come from should be considered and replicated.
Happiest Baby on the Block DVD review.