How to be the best birth partner possible! In these unprecedented times it’s probable that pregnant couples will feel even more anxious than normal. But labour is labour whether we are in lockdown or not and there is no reason why your birth should be any different to how it would be ‘normally’. For now,
NHS Antenatal Classes have been cancelled Last week I attended the MVP meeting at the NNUH. MVP stands for Maternity Voice Partnership. The idea behind the MVP is that service users, representatives and providers come together to make sure that the voice of the service users is being heard, represented and listened to. In the
Why The Birthing ToolKit is Essential For New Parents The journey into new parenthood is one that can be extremely daunting. You experience new things right from the moment you find out you’re expecting. Taking your first steps into parenthood is a learning curve, and you may not be confident in your own ability to navigate
A childbirth preparation class may feel unnecessary right? Labour is going to happen anyway, what can you do! Well the truth is you, and your birth partner, can do a LOT to help your own labour. Here leading childbirth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke reveals all about birthing and how having a Birthing Tool Kit is paramount
Sophie attended ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga throughout her pregnancy, took Jackie’s Birthing Toolkit Workshop and then brought her baby boy to ZenMuma Baby Yoga. Here is her birth experience in her words. ”At 41 weeks pregnant labour finally started. I couldn’t sleep from that evening due to the contractions. Following on from Jackie’s advice on how
Have you had an induction in the last two years? Orange Grove Founder and Experienced Hypnobirthing Practitioner Jackie Heffer-Cooke is the chair of Norwich and Norfolk’s Maternity Voice Partnership (MVP), and they want to hear from you… If you have had an induction in the last 2 years we want to hear from you! The
Preparing for Unplanned Induction The reason you are asking this question is probably because you have been advised to have an induction. Induction rates have risen fairly dramatically in the last two years and the reason for that is the release of a published government paper minimising stillbirth. So of course, that is the right
When pregnant we will all ask ourselves the questions: ‘Should I prepare myself for birth?’ and ‘What should I do to prepare for birth?’. Norfolk’s leading birthing expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke fills in some of the blanks to help both mind and body feel ready for the most important job your body will ever do. Preparation
Do you want to birth easily? Found out how with Birth Preparation expert, Jackie Heffer-Cooke Last month I am so happy to have taught at my first Hypnobirthing luxury retreat in North Norfolk at the beautiful and tranquil Grove Hotel. The couples have been gushing with their praise of the experience, and I have been
What would you change about the maternity services? Orange Grove’s Preparation for Birth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke asks the big birthing questions and asks you to get involved with answering them… Over two years ago a five year forward view for national maternity care was released. It seemed to be innovative and really listening to the
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