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
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
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
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
Our birth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke was invited onto Radio Norfolk to talk about why the National and local Norfolk Birth Induction rate is so high and why it matters Speak to most obstetricians and they will say that Inductions save lives, that’s it, simple. They will guide you towards the Safer Maternity Care action plan
Our very own Inconsistent Earth Mother, Jackie Heffer-Cooke has just started writing a monthly column in the Norwich Evening News and, this month, Jackie is offering up some birth advice, by comparing giving birth to skiing…..! This time last year I went skiiing for the first time. I remember standing in the shadows at the
Massage in labour can be one of the most soothing and emotionally supporting things your birth partner can do for you during the birthing process. Anyone can do it, you don’t need to be a massage therapist! In this blog post, our birthing expert and Hypnobirthing Practitioner Jackie Heffer-Cooke has some top tips and tells you why
Last month on May 5th, it was International Day of the Midwife 2017. Since then the new mums of Norwich and Norfolk have been voting for this year’s ‘Norwich & Norfolk Midwife of the Year Award’, sponsored by The Orange Grove Clinic and YogaBumps. Today the Orange Grove Clinic’s director Jackie Heffer-Cooke took a luxurious
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