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

5 Session rolling Ante-natal Birth Preparation

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy

A 5 session rolling programme of Ante-natal support & Birth Preparation, which can be dipped in and out of, or you can attend just one workshop, or do repeats. Flexible to support individuals needs, packed full of information, use of the lending library, and a list of useful contacts for local & national organisations, to signpost to where necessary. *************************** … Read More

Undisturbed Birth

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy

Sarah Buckley and Jay Kelly

Undisturbed Birth? Yes please! Birth plan following a Sarah J. Buckley, MD study day, Edinburgh 2013. After attending Sarah Buckley’s study day on undisturbed birth I was asked to write a report for it. A way of sharing with others what I had got from the day. Now, I’ve pondered over this for a couple of weeks and have decided … 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

Fertile Mind, Fertile Body

Jay KellyFertile Man, Fertility, Pregnancy, Well Woman and Fertility

Fertile Mind, Fertile Body What is the Fertile Body Method? The Fertile Body Method is a mind-body approach to fertility which acknowledges the importance of working with fertility problems in a holistic way. Hypnosis is potentially a very powerful and effective therapeutic tool and is used in many of the techniques and approaches suggested in the Fertile Body Method. Hypnosis … Read More

What is Mizan?

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What is Mizan therapy? I’ve been asked this so many times, and I never tire of talking about it, about wombs, about women’s bodies. Mizan (sounds like Milan) is essentially an abdominal massage. Focusing on the lower abdomen, the upper abdomen and the lower back. The massage helps to bring a fresh, oxygenated blood supply to the reproductive organs and … Read More

Save the midwife

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy

#savethemidwife campaign. Disappointed that we need it… but so lovely seeing all of the wonderful pregnancy and birth pictures supporting it. To very briefly explain my personal story for the backing of it, here are the two pictures I’ve posted so far, and the words that I shared on my Facebook page. “Having one to one care with an Independent … Read More

What is ‘hypnobirthing’ and will it help?

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy, Well Woman

What is ‘hypnobirthing’ and will it help? Hypnobirthing has become a massive business in the last few years. I love the positive birth focus, but I don’t much like the hypnobirthing hype. No technique should take credit for a woman’s birthing ability. No one should go into birth believing that they need to do this particular technique in this particular … Read More

Guided meditation for Fear releasing

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Guided meditation fear releasing

Guided meditation for Fear Releasing. For some women, pregnancy brings excitement and giddy anticipation. For others, it can bring fear, anxieties, vulnerabilities… and endless “what if’s”. Before I go any further and paint a picture of pregnancy being doom and gloom, I want to tell you what I think pregnancy should feel like: Special, precious, invigorating, wondrous, amazing, exciting, blossoming … Read More

2 week wait & 1st trimester exhaustion

Jay KellyBlog, Fertility, Pregnancy, Well Woman and Fertility

2ww and early pregnancy exhaustion

The 2ww – Mindful ways to help Implantation So once the miracle of conception has happened, whether through natural methods or assisted, the next physiological stage is implantation. Sticky vibes from well meaning friends is one thing, but what can you do to possibly help yourself during the 2 week wait? In no particular order, here are some bite-size ideas. … Read More

Surrogacy

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Surrogacy

Surrogacy: The art form and the miracle of growing a baby in another woman’s womb. I’ll clear up a bit of the terminology first of all. Types of surrogacy include straight surrogacy and host surrogacy. Host is when you use a embryo that has a different woman’s egg, not the egg of the surrogate mother. The egg can be that … 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

Happy womb, happy woman.

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Happy womb, happy woman, mizan, womb meditation

Happy womb, happy woman. How to have a happy womb? Have you ever talked to your womb? Think I’m bonkers for asking. No problem!! But have you?! How I think you have a happier womb: I suggest doing some womb meditations and some hands-on healing for a happy and balanced womb, and there are some incredible clean and accessible foods … Read More

Pregnancy care

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy

Pregnancy care

Even if you don’t plan a birth to whale music, it doesn’t mean that hypnosis isn’t for you. Hypnotherapy and EFT can help you manage fears and feelings. Letting go of fears, that frequently aren’t even your own, they were Great Auntie Joyce’s fear that has been passed on through fear based stories, even though they meant well. Loads of … Read More

Delayed cord clamping (or OCC) as the healthy norm

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy, Surrogacy

DCC Delayed ccord clamping OCC wait for white

Delayed cord clamping (or Optimal Cord Clamping – OCC) as the healthy norm. If someone told you that something that you can do to your precious tiny newborn could take away a third of his or her crucial blood supply, you wouldn’t do it, would you? If someone also told you that a routine procedure, with no known benefit, was … Read More

Childbirth Without Fear

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Childbirth without fear twin birth

All too  often I hear stories from mothers old and new about how traumatic and difficult giving birth is… so even though I can empathise, I feel frustrated and saddened at why so many women are repeatedly experiencing these difficult and horrid births. Then, just the other day, I heard a fascinating story/viewpoint from a […]