Hi! Welcome to my Mindful Blog where I’ll be writing about the most important things in my life: my children and my business. I was lucky to discover mindfulness, now I am passionate about what it means to be mindful, and how differently I experience my life when I try to be mindful. I’ve been […]

Birth Story

I’ve written about my second birth story, rather than my first, as a) it’s more recent and b) there is more of a ‘story’, because I was under a lot of pressure to be induced. I will share my first birth story one day, but actually after a few hours of contractions it all happened […]

Refusing Induction

The pressure for induction began around 25/26 weeks of pregnancy. My bump was measured at that date and my daughter was showing as small so I needed to get checked at hospital.  I had to have some steroid injections as I would likely be induced early and baby’s lungs would need help to develop. I […]

Love is the Drug

Love is All You Need (Mostly) In my classes we talk a lot about the importance of oxytocin, and the effects adrenaline can have upon this hormone during labour and birth. In the most simple terms we want to help the oxytocin keep flowing, and the adrenaline levels to remain low. Adrenaline spikes can be […]

Goals for 2018

Today I’m writing about goals and challenges I want to set for myself in the New Year. Not resolutions as such, and none of this ‘New Year, new you’ stuff (because really, what’s wrong with the old you? I really quite liked old me – I used to sleep more than 3 hours a night […]

Dads and Postnatal Depression

[twitter_follow screen_name=”Mindful_Blogger”] Don’t Forget About Dads Dads are important. Mums are important, of course we are, but we can’t simply forget about dads. We (speaking as a mum) are the ones who go through a whole lot of stress to become pregnant if we are trying to have a baby. Or if the pregnancy was […]

The Finer Details

Details, Choices, Decisions Where to begin with planning the details for your birth experience? You have SO many options surrounding your birth experience. And please remember, it is an experience, one you will likely remember for the rest of your life. It isn’t merely just a medical process to jump over or cope with, and […]

Informed Choices

Informed Choices for Childbirth It’s very easy for me to simply say: when you are in labour relax, try to breathe, your body knows what to do. Yes, I have been there in your shoes, with aching feet and ankles, possible a size bigger than they were pre-pregnancy. I have experienced pregnancy, been through labour […]

So Why Write a Birth Plan?

Guest blog about the importance of a birth plan, written by Zoe of Bumps to Bubbas  – MummyNatal, BabyNatal and First Aid Classes in Worthing, West Sussex. Find out more about MummyNatal classes in Manchester and Stockport here. “What’s the point in writing a birth plan? Everyone I know says that they aren’t worth the paper that […]