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Did you know?
When your baby is born you will be offered Vitamin K for your baby.
Vitamin K is a clotting agent in blood, which means that it helps to stop bleeding.
Babies are born with lower levels of Vitamin K than adults and older children.
The reason it is offered to all babies is that some develop a serious condition called Vitamin K Deficiency bleeding (approximately 1 in 11,000 will develop VKDB).
Vitamin K can be administered as an injection into the baby's leg, which releases slowly over the first 2 weeks of life. In this time baby's own Vitamin K will increase to an adult level.
It can also be given to babies as oral drops. This is ingested and needs to be topped up over the first few weeks of life.
Parents may also choose to decline Vitamin K.
We do not know WHY babies are born with lower levels of vitamin K. . . there may be a good reason.

As with everything you have choices. The pros and cons of Vitamin K can be found in this super informative book by Sara Wickham.
#vitamink #vitaminkandthenewborn #bookoftheweek #bookoftheweek📚
Pregnant?
Worried or scared of giving birth?
Had a traumatic birth and want it to be different this time?
My FREE information session is this Tuesday.
Via Zoom, so you don't have to leave your living room!

DM for more info or follow the link in the comments!
🎧 New Podcast Episode 🎧
The Truth About Hypnobirthing

Perfect listen on a rainy Bank Holiday afternoon ☔

Talking all things hypnobirthing, sorting out the myths from the truths. With my guest the very fabulous Nancy Keen of Birth Right Hypnobirthing

Lots of tips for a positive birth, and also you'll find out why hypnobirthing is like organic food! Yes really 😊

Simply search 'For Modern Mothers' on your preferred podcast platform, or use the link in my bio

Susan x
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#hypnobirthing #thetruthabouthypnobirthing #pregnancy #formodernmothers #noBDhynobirthing #positivepregnancy #antenatalclass #morethanhypnobirthing #allbirths #birthchoices #empoweredbirth
Our FREE weekly meeting is this Wednesday at 10.30. Contact me for more information or to get the Zoom code.
See you there!
Heard of the brest crawl? See it here.
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Many parents worry about the cord being wrapped around the baby when it is born..but for most it is another 'normal' part of birth
A lot of parents I speak to think that if their baby is in a breech position that they have to have a cesarean... This is not the case. What are the benefits, what are the risks.... Read on!

Founded in 2011. BSc (Hons) Psychology&Biology
DipHB(KG)
Qualified teacher trainer for KG Hypnobirthing
Doula training with Paramanadoula

I am passionate about educating parents so they know their choices and options and can have their best birth.

Hypnobirthing gives you the knowledge and confidence to have the natural birth you want. We are bombarded with negative images and stories of birth and labour, which leads many of us to fear the experience. Fear leads to tension, and tension leads to pain. Nature has designed the human body to give birth naturally and comfortably. If you remove fear then you remove tension and, in turn, pain. Hyp

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 19/01/2022

Have you heard of a doula?
A doula is a birth companion. They are different from midwives, as their role is support of the mother, or birthing person and their partner. Their role is non clinical.

There are enormous benefits to employing a doula, as you can see from the infographic. But these great stats come from building a relationship with your doula. They can be your emotional and physical support, and they can be your voice. They have the advantage of experience, where maybe this is your first time in the birthing arena. They can offer support to your partner, and help them to support you too.

Doula's are worth their weight in gold, and can be found in your local area. Have a chat, see if you connect, and off you go!

Did you employ a doula for your birth? How did they make a difference to your birth experience? Are you a doula? Let us know where you are, so parents can find you!!

#doula #birthchoice #empoweredbirth

Have you heard of a doula?
A doula is a birth companion. They are different from midwives, as their role is support of the mother, or birthing person and their partner. Their role is non clinical.

There are enormous benefits to employing a doula, as you can see from the infographic. But these great stats come from building a relationship with your doula. They can be your emotional and physical support, and they can be your voice. They have the advantage of experience, where maybe this is your first time in the birthing arena. They can offer support to your partner, and help them to support you too.

Doula's are worth their weight in gold, and can be found in your local area. Have a chat, see if you connect, and off you go!

Did you employ a doula for your birth? How did they make a difference to your birth experience? Are you a doula? Let us know where you are, so parents can find you!!

#doula #birthchoice #empoweredbirth

17/01/2022

We now know that it is better to allow a baby time to regulate its own blood volume and take the blood that it needs from the placenta after birth.
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Early cord clamping can lead to increased rates of anaemia and decreased neurological (brain) development.
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It is crucial that a baby is allowed to complete their own transition to optimal condition outside the uterus without any interference from cord clamping.
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But not all babies are equal and some will need more time than others. Each baby’s transition from intrauterine life to extrauterine life is a very individual process.
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For this reason, it is not always helpful to use arbitrary time limits to determine how long to wait before clamping and cutting the cord.
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Unless there is a problem (such as a tear in the cord or the mother is bleeding heavily), it may be better to watch the condition of the baby than to use arbitrary time limits.
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People may find it helpful to use the phrase “wait for white” to describe how the cord looks white and floppy once the transition is complete and the baby has adjusted to life outside the womb.
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This post has been created by Amanda Burleigh @wait4white and Sara Wickham @drsarawickham
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For references and evidence-based information on optimal cord clamping, placental birth and related issues, please see www.waitforwhite.com and www.sarawickham.com
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You may also enjoy the “Optimal Cord Clamping/#WaitforWhite” page and “Birthing Your Placenta” by Nadine Edwards and Sara Wickham.

Timeline photos 17/01/2022

This week I am sharing the new, updated The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves. If you're looking for a guide to pregnancy, birth and parenthood this covers it all in a logical, practical way.

There is so much misunderstanding around hypnobirthing, with many believing that it is a bit hippyish, or all about having a 'perfect' birth (whatever THAT means!). But it is not, it is about preparing your body and mind so that you can have the birth that is right for you.

Many more people are becoming aware of the importance of our subconsious mind, and mindset, and how that effects our lives. Hypnobirthing taps into the subconscious mind, releases fears we may have about birth and helps us to create a more positive mindset towards birth.

This book is full of up to date evidence, biology, psychology, but all accessible to parents of today.

If you're unsure about stepping into something new, this is a great place to start.

If you book on to one of my courses, this is one of the resources that you will receive as your course materials.

Courses can be found in my bio, or contact me for more details.

#kgh #kghypnobirthing #hypnobirthing #pregnancygoals #pregnancyclass #bookoftheweek

This week I am sharing the new, updated The Hypnobirthing Book by Katharine Graves. If you're looking for a guide to pregnancy, birth and parenthood this covers it all in a logical, practical way.

There is so much misunderstanding around hypnobirthing, with many believing that it is a bit hippyish, or all about having a 'perfect' birth (whatever THAT means!). But it is not, it is about preparing your body and mind so that you can have the birth that is right for you.

Many more people are becoming aware of the importance of our subconsious mind, and mindset, and how that effects our lives. Hypnobirthing taps into the subconscious mind, releases fears we may have about birth and helps us to create a more positive mindset towards birth.

This book is full of up to date evidence, biology, psychology, but all accessible to parents of today.

If you're unsure about stepping into something new, this is a great place to start.

If you book on to one of my courses, this is one of the resources that you will receive as your course materials.

Courses can be found in my bio, or contact me for more details.

#kgh #kghypnobirthing #hypnobirthing #pregnancygoals #pregnancyclass #bookoftheweek

Photos from Bucks Buggy Fairy's post 16/01/2022

What a fantastic service!! If you're in the Bucks area, got a new baby on the way, maybe, or wany to spruce up your buggy or car seat....check it out!

Timeline photos 14/01/2022

Pregnant? Wondering how much you don't know? Want to feel confident and calm about your birth?

Spaces are now available for Feb, March and April courses.

If you are interested in face to face courses, please get in touch.

#hypnobirthing #hypnobirth #pregnancyclass #pregnancygoal

Pregnant? Wondering how much you don't know? Want to feel confident and calm about your birth?

Spaces are now available for Feb, March and April courses.

If you are interested in face to face courses, please get in touch.

#hypnobirthing #hypnobirth #pregnancyclass #pregnancygoal

Timeline photos 12/01/2022

Last week I posted some information about how hormones affect birth, and how the environment around us at birth can effect the hormones.

I had messages from a number of pregnant mums (and some who were already mums!) saying that this information was completely new to them, and how helpful it was. I wish I got a penny every time someone said, 'I wish I'd known that when I was pregnant!', I'd be a very rich woman!!

The problem is that we just aren't taught about the physiology of birth (the biology, how things actually work in the body) so how are we supposed to know?? We don't know, as a society, that birth works, so we just go into pregnancy and birth blind, hoping that someone else will tell us what we need to do.

We also have the problem that the things we DO 'know' about birth, generally comes from media and other people's stories. We are a story telling species, and we particularly like juicy stories, so we don't tend to tell the positive stuff (please see our need for negative stories. . .AKA The News. . . never good stuff, is it?!?!?). Which then gives us a skewed idea of what birth should look like.

SO, there is stuff you do know, there is stuff you know you don't know. . .and then there is a HUGE amount (like hormones, physiology etc) that you may not even know you don't know.

Do yourself a favour. . . .or the person you know who is pregnant a favour, and get educated. Read some books, follow some experts, or even better, book yourself a course with me! And learn everything you need to have a wonderful birthing experience!!

#hypnobirthing #hypnobirth #positivebirth #pregnancygoals #whatyouneedtoknow #birtheducation #pregnancyclass

Last week I posted some information about how hormones affect birth, and how the environment around us at birth can effect the hormones.

I had messages from a number of pregnant mums (and some who were already mums!) saying that this information was completely new to them, and how helpful it was. I wish I got a penny every time someone said, 'I wish I'd known that when I was pregnant!', I'd be a very rich woman!!

The problem is that we just aren't taught about the physiology of birth (the biology, how things actually work in the body) so how are we supposed to know?? We don't know, as a society, that birth works, so we just go into pregnancy and birth blind, hoping that someone else will tell us what we need to do.

We also have the problem that the things we DO 'know' about birth, generally comes from media and other people's stories. We are a story telling species, and we particularly like juicy stories, so we don't tend to tell the positive stuff (please see our need for negative stories. . .AKA The News. . . never good stuff, is it?!?!?). Which then gives us a skewed idea of what birth should look like.

SO, there is stuff you do know, there is stuff you know you don't know. . .and then there is a HUGE amount (like hormones, physiology etc) that you may not even know you don't know.

Do yourself a favour. . . .or the person you know who is pregnant a favour, and get educated. Read some books, follow some experts, or even better, book yourself a course with me! And learn everything you need to have a wonderful birthing experience!!

#hypnobirthing #hypnobirth #positivebirth #pregnancygoals #whatyouneedtoknow #birtheducation #pregnancyclass

Photos from sarawickham.com's post 11/01/2022

When approaching the birth of your baby, being informed is the best way to ensure you get the birth you want. I cannot recommend Sara Wickham's website or books highly enough.

Timeline photos 10/01/2022

Happy New Year!
As it's a new year and I have welcomed a number of new followers, I thought I'd do the obligatory HELLO!! post :D.

You can see some of my qualifications and passions in my bio, so I thought I'd do something a little different here! So, here are 5 things about me that you wouldn't find in a bio :D

1. I love bugs! Creepycrawlies, minibeasts, insects, whatever you want to call them, I love them. So much so, that one of my modules at uni was Entemology :D. 🐞

2. I LOVE bungee jumping! My favourite was my first, in Las Vagas as a 19 year old au pair (I wasn't looking after the children at the time!!). 😱

3. Music is my happy place. I have a playlist for every occasion. I play the cello, piano, guitar (all pretty badly these days as I don't make time to practice). I was lead cellist for a number of different orchestras in my younger days.. . . ah, halcyon days!🎹

4. When I was little, I knew about umbilical cords, and I knew that was how the baby 'breathed', but I thought it was like a snorkel between the baby that came out of the mum's belly button, so it could breathe!! 😆

5. I love the sea. When I'm not near the sea I get a yearning for it, I say I'm sea sick! I need my vitamin sea :D. I like swimming in the sea, but I'd rather be on it, in a boat, on a windsurfer, paddleboarding etc 🚣

So, welcome to my page. Normally I would be talking about pregnancy, birth, parenthood, but this gives you a little insight into me :D.

What things would people not know about you by looking at you???

Happy New Year!
As it's a new year and I have welcomed a number of new followers, I thought I'd do the obligatory HELLO!! post :D.

You can see some of my qualifications and passions in my bio, so I thought I'd do something a little different here! So, here are 5 things about me that you wouldn't find in a bio :D

1. I love bugs! Creepycrawlies, minibeasts, insects, whatever you want to call them, I love them. So much so, that one of my modules at uni was Entemology :D. 🐞

2. I LOVE bungee jumping! My favourite was my first, in Las Vagas as a 19 year old au pair (I wasn't looking after the children at the time!!). 😱

3. Music is my happy place. I have a playlist for every occasion. I play the cello, piano, guitar (all pretty badly these days as I don't make time to practice). I was lead cellist for a number of different orchestras in my younger days.. . . ah, halcyon days!🎹

4. When I was little, I knew about umbilical cords, and I knew that was how the baby 'breathed', but I thought it was like a snorkel between the baby that came out of the mum's belly button, so it could breathe!! 😆

5. I love the sea. When I'm not near the sea I get a yearning for it, I say I'm sea sick! I need my vitamin sea :D. I like swimming in the sea, but I'd rather be on it, in a boat, on a windsurfer, paddleboarding etc 🚣

So, welcome to my page. Normally I would be talking about pregnancy, birth, parenthood, but this gives you a little insight into me :D.

What things would people not know about you by looking at you???

09/01/2022

Another survey has identified a problem with women not being able to get clear information about induction of labour.

This study was conducted by the Patient Information Forum in collaboration with a number of birth charities.

It is important to note at the outset that it was sponsored by a pharmaceutical company which makes induction drugs. This means that we should interpret the recommendations with caution. But the results make interesting reading and confirm what many of us already know about women's concerns.

I have written about this survey on my website today. You can read my full blog post and get links to loads more info at https://www.sarawickham.com/research-updates/women-are-not-given-adequate-information-about-induction/

Yes, please feel free to share or repost as long as you keep the original picture, text and credit intact 😊

#midwife #midwifery #doula #birthdoula #childbirtheducator #childbirtheducation #childbirth #positivebirth #childbirth #evidence #induction #drsarawickham #InYourOwnTime

09/01/2022

“When pregnant, the cells of the baby migrate into the mothers bloodstream and then circle back into the baby, it’s called “fetal-maternal microchimerism”.⁠

For 41 weeks, the cells circulate and merge backwards and forwards, and after the baby is born, many of these cells stay in the mother’s body, leaving a permanent imprint in the mothers tissues, bones, brain, and skin, and often stay there for decades. Every single child a mother has afterwards will leave a similar imprint on her body, too.

Even if a pregnancy doesn't go to full term or if you have an abortion, these cells still migrate into your bloodstream.

Research has shown that if a mother's heart is injured, fetal cells will rush to the site of the injury and change into different types of cells that specialize in mending the heart.

The baby helps repair the mother, while the mother builds the baby.

How cool is that?

This is often why certain illnesses vanish while pregnant.

It’s incredible how mothers bodies protect the baby at all costs, and the baby protects & rebuilds the mother back - so that the baby can develop safely and survive.

Think about crazy cravings for a moment. What was the mother deficient in that the baby made them crave?

Studies have also shown cells from a fetus in a mothers brain 18 years after she gave birth. How amazing is that?”

If you’re a mom you know how you can intuitively feel your child even when they are not there….Well, now there is scientific proof that moms carry them for years and years even after they have given birth to them.

I find this to be so very beautiful.

07/01/2022

If you're in the Aylesbury area I cannot recommend Kelly Bond Photography highly enough. Bumps, babies, families. . .. she photographs the lot! Many call her the baby whisperer too!

Check out her stuff!! xx

I know hump/bump day was yesterday 😉 but I have been desperate to share some of these pregnancy images with you from a session last year.

New year, new baby!

Maternity minis coming soon - look out for details!

You just don't get this time back, and it is such an incredible thing your body is doing - please come and visit me and let me capture your beauty in my Aylesbury studio.

COVID-19 - Birthrights 23/12/2021

COVID-19 - Birthrights

With Trusts up and down the country bringing in restrictions on additional partners again, amongst other restrictions, I thought this link would be helpful. They are the templates for letters that mothers, birthing people and their partners can use if they find the restrictions are impeding on their birth plans:
https://www.aims.org.uk/inform.../item/aims-template-letters
https://www.birthrights.org.uk/covid-19/

COVID-19 - Birthrights Birthrights are working hard at the present time to support maternity healthcare professionals to make thoughtful decisions even in these challenging times and to support pregnant individuals and their families. You can read our position statement here. Advice for pregnant women If you are pregnant,...

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