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Whether you're a first-time mum or a seasoned pro, breast health is one of the most important topics you should be across, regardless of whether you intend to breastfeed or not.
It did not sit right with me to “sleep train” my children and I realised that others must feel this way too. The drive behind what I do now is to give that support and hopefully ensure my clients feel at ease and empowered about their children’s sleep to make realistic and gentle tweaks to their daily routines to achieve this.
Let me ask you... can you sit with your feelings? Those big, horrible, uncomfortable and loud feelings? It's difficult to sit with these as adults, we just want them to go away. So when our children express their big feelings like this, we want to it to go away for them as well.
If I'd have asked you what your version of motherhood would be like before your children arrived, what would you have come up with?
Looking after your new babe can be very difficult physically on our bodies, not just from the act of bringing our babies into the world, but from caring for them throughout our day. Our bodies must adapt to this new routine and it often takes its toll on our necks, shoulders, hips and core.
Ever feel like you're one tiny, shitty thing away from breaking? I talk a lot about feeling "on edge" in the online program and about how to learn to feel your emotions to alleviate some of that build-up. But this is a practice after so many years of being conditioned to believe that emotions are scary and uncomfortable. Well, they can still be those things. But we cannot forget our own skills and strength.
This is one woman's story.
Emma is doing some great work in the chronic pain and pelvic health space. I was so excited to Zoom with her and chat about what she's been up to and how she approaches her work. Luckily, the interview is here for you to read too!
If I can help other people to feel happier and more confident in caring for their children in the way they feel best suits them then I've achieved my goal.
The media lately (and some practitioners themselves) attach it to pain free, drug free, intervention free ‘natural’ birth. And whilst in some cases that may well be what it looks like, often it’s not.
I wanted to give encouragement and speak the unspeakable.