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
Carina and Ross were not expecting to have a breech vaginal birth for their first daughter, Holly, who was born four weeks early during the COVID-19 lockdown. Watch them tell their exciting birth story in this episode... Relax into Birth is the first proudly South African Online Birth Preparation School, of international standard, teaching women… Continue reading Episode 7: Carina & Ross’s Birth Story
Kendall and Dean birthed their second baby Jackson, during the COVID-19 lockdown and found the experience to be calmer than their first birth with their firstborn son, Benjamin, who came earlier than his estimated due date. Watch them tell their birth stories in this episode... Relax into Birth is the first proudly South African Online… Continue reading Episode 6: Kendall & Dean’s Birth Story
Tertia and Mike share their home birth story of Siena, their second daughter. Their first daughter India was born in hospital. "Shortly after Susan’s arrival my waters broke on the kitchen floor - I said ‘oh shit’ & started crying again (I was not in a Zen mental space). The pool was taking forever to… Continue reading Episode 5: Tertia & Mike’s Birth Story