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Birth stories2021-11-07T14:31:00+01:00

Instead of writing a blog myself, I decided to use this platform to share birth stories of my clients, some of whom only came to me once for a specific complain while others I see on a regular basis, which creates space for listening, understanding, relaxation, and connection with themselves and with their baby.

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Working with your birth story

Your birth story. It's more than just a story. It's not quite a story. It's an experience. It's a directly  felt experience. Some women might be even consider it as a trauma. It's an experience that is now part of you. It might be that, due to hectic life, with so much to do and learn after birth, with some telling you that the most important thing is that you are both alive and healthy... that the experience is dismissed... the real story. What you experienced at birth does matter. And it is dismissed in our society too easily. You might have felt it. It could be a pressure felt to have another baby or that you have difficulty with the idea of having another or that you are about to give birth again. And questions arise regarding your " traumatic birth". What trauma? You might ask yourself. Perhaps time [...]

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Eves birth 4 feb 2017

I write this after coming back from having a chat with the gynaeocologist Dr. Asbeck. What a lovely, wise woman she is! I thought she was older than she is a she seemingly knows everything, and arent doctords always 'older'? She is but 35! Of course, as a medic she went to shake my hand; I dived in a gave her a kiss on the cheek like old friends. Well she did share one of the most important days of my life; the birth of baby Eve on 4th February. We arrived seperatley at olvd west hospital – formerly St. Lucas Andrea hospital where I had wanted to go with Lucie's birth but they were full. Toine took Lucie to creche by bike at 7:30 am as I was being induced at 8am, what a ridiculously early time to manage to get out of the house with a toddler, but [...]

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Michelle’s story

At 20 weeks pregnant I was really struggling with stress and worries in my pregnancy from building works at home and worries my baby would be ok. I asked my doula for someone that could help me unwind. I knew how important it was for my baby to feel relaxed and have a good pregnancy so I wanted to find a way to give her that and I needed it too. I was referred to Oda and started seeing her once a week for reflexology. My baby had been going through a period of quiet in the womb which worried me but the moment we started the treatment I felt her sink in and sway and move around. She just felt so happy. I could feel her relax and move. It was such a happy moment. I remember cycling home and telling my husband how much I felt she loved [...]

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