Workplace Reproductive & Emotional Health

Jay KellyBlog, Fertile Man, Parenting, Pregnancy, Well Woman and Fertility

overcoming blockages when going through infertility

Do you have a Workplace Reproductive & Emotional Health Policy in place? Staff wellbeing, good emotional and mental health is crucial to the everyday running of a business. When it comes to Reproductive and Emotional Health, the subject is usually rather taboo and private, but it affects so many people. Although Human Resources professionals are well equipped to tackle most … Read More

Use of Sound in Pregnancy

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Parenting, Pregnancy

Article featured in Mother & Baby magazine 2013 – Use of Sound in Pregnancy. Jay Kelly is a Hypnotherapist and Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner, mum of four and soon to be surrogate mum.  Here she talks about how she uses affirmations and positive words as part of her therapy and tells her own personal experience of the power of music. “Affirmations … Read More

Emotional Bank Account

Jay KellyBlog, Parenting, Well Woman

Doula North Yorkshire Jay Kelly

How many of us are overdrawn, emotionally, physically, mentally? This is a technique that I first started using when I joined the Fertile Body Method training about 6 years ago! And something I have used since. It’s really quite simple, and for those who are very left brained you can make this super list worthy if you like! Even if … Read More

End Period Poverty

Jay KellyBlog, Parenting, Well Woman

End Period Poverty. The #endperiodpoverty is very much in the news at present. It is about time. So many people do not even know it is a thing. I didn’t until last year. I didn’t grow up with money, and after 11 years as a lone parent to 4 daughters, this is currently still the case, but sanitary products have … Read More

What happened in 2017…

Jay KellyBlog, Parenting

Baby Alchemy, Jay Kelly, Fertility hypnotherapy, meditations and mindfulness

What happened in 2017… and plans for next year. Times of transition. What a year it has been. Seems very appropriate to give you a run down before I fill you in with the work in progress and my visions and dreams for the upcoming year. 2017 has been a year of big challenges. Good and not so good challenges. I’ll … Read More

HPV, meningitis, vaccines and heartache.

Jay KellyBlog, Parenting

There’s not much worse than a Facebook post about vaccines for raising your blood pressure! I am writing this blog post because when I wrote a long reply (which bizarrely failed to post and vanished from the reply box) to someone who had left me feeling insulted by her response to my share about a Cochran review about the HPV … Read More

A public outcry that affects nothing.

Jay KellyBlog, Parenting

outcry politics frustration

A public outcry that affects nothing.Changes zilch. Except I feel a little better. To all the human people out there. This isn’t my normal post about fertility,  surrogacy,  health, positivity, whatever. I’m tired tonight. Emotionally, rather than physically. Though I am in a normal state of physical tiredness too. The world has gone mad. And I’m so very tired of … Read More

Ways to keep calm in pregnancy

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Parenting, Pregnancy, Well Woman

ways to keep calm in pregnancy

You can never have enough support. And there’s a wealth of it out there. Netmums, Facebook groups, NCT classes, friends, I could go on… My most favourite support group in recent times is the Positive Birth Movement. A non-judgmental grassroots movement. The group aim is to enable free to access to support. An organisation aiming for all women to have … Read More

Birth trauma and post traumatic stress

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Parenting, Well Woman

PTSD & Birth trauma PND

Birth trauma and post-traumatic stress Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) affects so many people, and can have the most horrendous side effects and ruin many lives. Being someone who dislikes that people are put into boxes of ‘disorders’ and personalities types, I see the individuals who have been through a trauma and are having difficulty functioning or adjusting to life post … Read More

The mayonnaise jar and the coffee

iamjaykellyBlog, Fertile Man, Parenting, Well Woman

uplifting and positive story

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the coffee… A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty […]

9 Tips for Long-Haul Flights with small children

iamjaykellyBlog, Parenting

“You’re brave” is all that I heard for a month before embarking on my travels exploring Australia with my four children. The eldest being 6, a tantrum filled 3 year old & 10 month-old twins. Most people get their travelling out of their system before they have children and then settle down and enjoy ‘less […]