Category Archives: Birthing

What The New National Maternity Review Report Means For You

A five year forward view for maternity care was recently released by the government. “It is a time when the experience we have can shape our lives and those of our babies and families forever.” The report began with: “The birth of a child should be a wonderful, life-changing time for a mother and her

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Music and Aromatherapy for Birth, with Jackie Heffer-Cooke

If you are pregnant and rapidly heading towards your big day, our Norwich birthing expert, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, has some extra tips to make your birthing experience lovely and relaxed… People always think of the practicals, the gorgeous little babygrow, the not so gorgeous big maternity pads 😉 But to have the best birth possible it’s

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Fearne Cotton Hypnobirths her way to a “euphoric birth”!

Fearne Cotton is the latest celebrity to talk about the benefits of HypnoBirthing and here, taken from her latest column for the Norwich Evening News, Jackie Heffer-Cooke tells of her own HypnoBirth journey… In a Facebook post Fearne Cotton writes “Having a natural, pain relief free birth was the most intense and euphoric experience ever…

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Maternity leave can be lonely sometimes….

Maternity leave is usually thought of as a happy time, but for some mums-to-be and new mums it can be a little bit lonely.  Our bump, birthing and baby expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke discusses the issue….  Am I really going on maternity leave…? Hurray! Um, but what now..? We’re all different in the way we respond to leaving

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10 hacks to turn you into a Birth Partner Super Hero!

 Norwich birthing expert, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, offers some tips to budding birth partners on how to make that perfect day even more perfect. So, in days of many moons ago, before hospitals and houses, women would have simply crept into a cave, a hut, or some water, and birthed safely – knowing their ‘silver back gorilla’

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Advice on caesarean birth – you could even enjoy it! by Norwich birthing expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke

Our Inconsistent Earth Mother, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, whose two children were both born by caesarean, offers advice on caesarean birth, how to make the most of the experience and still feel good about birthing your baby. Advice on caesarean birth – my personal experience Teaching around 50 pregnant women a week YogaBumps pregnancy yoga and HypnoBirthing

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