Healing birth trauma with crystals. Shiva Lingham to the rescue!

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Fertility, Well Woman, Well Woman and Fertility

Healing birth trauma with crystals is something that only came into my awareness in recent times. Shiva Lingham to the rescue! I am lucky to have a part-time job (I call it self-care) in a beautiful shop that has an amazing selection of specialist crystals, so each day I am focusing on learning much more in-depth information about a particular … 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

Jay KellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy, Well Woman, Well Woman and Fertility

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

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

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

iamjaykellyBirth, Blog, Pregnancy, Well Woman and Fertility

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 […]