Hypnobirthing – The Complete Guide

Published on January 10, 2018

First off congratulations on your wonderful news! You are now faced with a crazy amount of options and choices as a ‘mum to be’ and this can either be really exciting or just too much hassle.  Every mum to be is different in their approach to childbirth, and Alexandra Rose, founder of The Mothership LTD shares her top tips in this fantastic guide.

Alexandra will cover some main questions you might have about Hypnobirthing including:

  1. This is of interest to you
  2. You can then do your own research after reading this article
  3. Or you can cross it off your list and have one thing less to worry about.

Alexandra teaches the KG Hypnobirthing Method and was taught by Katherine Graves herself.

So what is hypnobirthing?

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How To Find the Best Maternity Care in London

Published on December 1, 2017

Finding the best maternity care can seem daunting, there is a multitude of options available. I think the key here is to remember that the “best” maternity care is the care that is right for you. Every birth, as is every woman, is different. What is right for one woman is not always right for another. Circumstances and situations change and what worked previously may not be right this time.

So here are some things you might like to think about when planning for such a precious and special event.

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Finding The Best Private Maternity Care In London

Published on November 29, 2017

Whether you are planning your family or have already started on your journey to parenthood, your maternity care is important. Both mother and baby will need care from the start of the pregnancy right through to post delivery. Finding the right maternity care for you will ensure that you feel confident and relaxed about the birth, meaning you can enjoy such an amazing life event as welcoming your new arrival.

London has the majority of private hospitals and wards offering maternity care in the UK. As everyone is different, so are the options available to you when planning your birth. Broadly speaking, care will fall into two main groups – for those not at risk of complications, there is the option of either midwife-led care or consultant-led care. Those who are at risk of complications may only be able to have consultant-led care.

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What Does a Birth Doula do, and How Can They Help You?

Published on February 14, 2017

Unless you’ve been told about them before, you’re probably asking yourself ‘what does a birth doula do?’. Well, according to Dona, a birth doula is ‘a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother during childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible’

That all sounds great, but how exactly can a birth doula help you during your childbirth, and how can you go about finding one? Read our guide to find out more!

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How To Become a Doula

Published on February 9, 2017

Many people want to become a doula, but have no idea where to start in making this special profession their own. Here at Polo & Tweed, we’ve decided to put together a guide so that everyone can learn how to become a doula if they want to.

So, what is a doula, and how do you become one?  A doula is a qualified and experienced woman who can offer emotional and practical support to a woman before, during and after childbirth. Doulas are there to support partners when needed too. Read on to find out how exactly you can become a doula.

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How to Find a Doula in London

Published on January 30, 2017

The word ‘doula’ comes from the Ancient Greek word ‘δούλη’, which means ‘female servant’. A doula is sometimes also known as a birth companion or post-birth supporter. This guide has been created to show you how to find a doula in London

So, why do people hire a doula? Studies have found that having the continuous support of a doula during birth can be associated with improved maternal and foetal health and well being. Many women describe how important the emotional and physical support of a doula was during their labour. Having a doula can also lower the risks of needing an induction or medical intervention, and many women who have a doula will need less pain relief during labour, according to statistics. Read on to discover how you can find a doula in London.

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How To Become a Doula

Published on January 5, 2017

So, what is a doula, and how do you become one?  

A doula is a qualified and experienced woman who can offer emotional and practical support to a woman before, during and after childbirth. Doulas are there to support partners when needed too.

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10 Most Common Questions Asked Before Hiring a Birth Doula

Published on December 29, 2016

Hiring a Birth Doula can be both a daunting and exciting experience. It’s also a unique experience, as you’re finding a person who will cater for your every need during birth and beyond.

Choosing the right Doula is key to your entire birth experience, so it’s important to ask meaningful questions when you interview.  We’ve compiled the most 10 common questions asked when hiring a Birth Doula, which will give you a solid place to start for the interview process.

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10 Most Common Questions About Hiring A Postnatal Doula

Published on December 19, 2016

What exactly can I ask my Doula to help with…

You’ve just had your baby and are thinking of getting some support, great! It’s a daunting new world for first time mums, or even mums that feel they need a greater level of support with baby number 2, 3 or 4! A postnatal Doula can give you the precious support and care that your precious baby (and the whole family) would benefit from.

So here are the 10 most common questions asked before hiring a Postnatal Doula:

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What to Ask (and tell!) Your Potential Birth Doula

Published on December 12, 2016

You’re going to have a baby and you’ve decided to hire your first ever birth doula and are curious about what to ask her (and tell her) during your first meeting.  Regardless of if this is your first, second, third or fourth(!) baby, hiring a doula is a new experience for many.  Picking the right one is vital to your overall birth experience.

Here are a list of the ultimate things that you should ask about when meeting your new potential Birth Doula for the first time.

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