June 2018

The Mother Side / 2018 / June

We are DELIGHTED to be welcoming the gorgeous Jo Farren @jo_farrensherbal to our Meet Up Coordinators team! ⭐️ Jo will be running a Mother Side Meet Up in Hitchin, Hertfordshire starting THIS FRIDAY! ⭐️ Jo is mum to three boys aged between 2-10 years old. If that's not enough to keep her busy, she is also a qualified Medical Herbalist and a Doula. ⭐️ After having her second child, Jo became passionate about supporting women throughout life's various journeys - with a particular interest in pregnancy, birth and the under-appreciated postnatal period! ⭐️ Jo loves to make meaningful connections and...

I am looking for Mums-to-be to trial my new membership group: The Empowered Birth Club! Sign up before 30th June to get your first month for a trial price of just £1! Signing up to become a member will give you access to: ⭐️ ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIDEO WORKSHOPS covering everything you need to know to feel mentally, physically, practically and emotionally prepared for birth and motherhood. The recordings of the workshops will be available in the Members area FOREVER enabling you to watch them again whenever you want to, or catch up on the...

Over the years, I have noticed from my work with Mums, both in my capacity as a psychotherapist and an antenatal teacher, that there are some common myths circulating in our society which have a HUGE impact on our mental and emotional wellbeing as mothers. I feel it is really important to explore these myths and the impact that they have. Because we all have subconscious beliefs and processes which affect our thoughts, emotions and actions. By bringing these beliefs and processes into our conscious we become more aware of them...

So this little monkey turns 1 tomorrow! And I am sitting here reminiscing about how she came into the world and feeling emotional! This time, exactly 1 year ago, I was asleep on my sofa - feeling totally wiped out (in a good way) after an AMAZING therapy session with the wonderful Samantha Selby. Samantha used the Rewind technique in our session to help me release any feelings of trauma from my first birth experience. Afterwards I felt so tired I just passed out! When I woke up at about 11:30pm I realised I...

Join Sophie on Monday 4th June Live in the Mother side Facebook group at 8pm, as she discusses some of the most common myths that come up around doulaing, such as do doulas replace the partner/Midwife? Are they only for women who want pain free home births? Sophie is a birth and postnatal doula, Director and Doula Course Facilitator at Nurturing Birth, Doula Mentor at Doula UK, Breastfeeding Supporter and Baby Massage Teacher. She was awarded “Doula of the Year” at MaMa Conference, 2017. Sophie started working with mums and babies in...