In this episode, Karen and Charlene chat about when the best time to leave for hospital is. Many parents start their journey of childbirth at home - and initially, labour in the home space and then eventually, at a certain point, leave home for hospital to continue their labour there. When is the best time… Continue reading In labour, when should I leave home for hospital?
In this episode, because we love it - we talk about a natural footling breech twin birth, weekends away in the mountains to recharge and last but not least, we answer a mom's question about tearing and episiotomies. We cover the full spectrum from what an episiotomy is, when is it necessary to perform one,… Continue reading Talk to me about episiotomy & tearing!
This week is the first in our interview series where we speak to birth workers making a difference around the world. Cecile and Karen trained at Addington Hospital in Durban, South Africa in 1980 something (yes! they are "that old"...) and then years later, they met up when they were both workingin the Middle East.… Continue reading Giving Birth in Dubai with Midwife Cecile de Scally
Every week Doula Charlene and Midwife Karen come together to bring you this podcast as an offshoot of the Relax Into Birth PLUS course they created for pregnant and expectant couples. Relax Into Birth PLUS is a comprehensive, online antenatal course, focusing on labour, birth and beyond, featuring extensive hypnobirthing techniques as well as covering… Continue reading What if I want an epidural?
This week Charlene and Karen answer questions about what it means to be a doula and a midwife and how the roles converge and differ. Here's this week's letter from a preggie mama working out her options for her birth: Dear Charlene and Karen, I actually found your podcast when I was doing a google… Continue reading What’s the difference between a doula and a midwife?
Every week, we cover topics of pregnancy, birth and motherhood - and we read your letters and interview relevant folk to bring you the most up to date info in every podcast. We do our research - thoroughly... In this episode, we answer a letter from 20-week pregnant mama Jennifer, asking us for advice on… Continue reading How do I know if my doctor is good for the birth I want?
Each week you are invited to send us your big birth question and we'll give you every angle of the dangle. This week a listener, Fran, shares her concerns about whether her midwife or OBGYN will know if she has had sex when she is examined - if sex was the activity that induced her… Continue reading Will everyone know that sex induced my labour?
Each week you are invited to send us your big birth question and we'll give you every angle of the dangle. This week a listener shares her concerns about how her partner might react during birth. Will he still find her desirable afterwards and will her body change? Charlene and Karen share their recommendations and… Continue reading I’m worried about how my husband will be after he watches me give birth?
A brief intro from Charlene and Karen as they share why they teamed up to create Relax into Birth PLUS and what it's all about before launching into the latter of the week. Each week you are invited to send us your big birth question and we'll give you every angle of the dangle. This… Continue reading What if i poo?
Listen to Nicky tell her birth story of how she pivoted with the news that she had to have an emergency caesarean - and how Relax Into Birth had given her the tools for an easier transition to a new plan... "I’m Nicky and this is our first baby - Josephine Olivia. My husband, a… Continue reading Episode 8: Nicky and Peter’s Birth Story