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October 01, 2021
Do you feel anxious at the thought of giving birth at home? Or do you think 'That sounds great...but I don't know how safe I'd feel...'
Pause and think about why you feel that way. Where have you got that fear from?
We only started giving birth in hospitals in the last century. Prior to that everybody gave birth at home. So let's look at what the evidence says about home birth!
In 2020, The Lancet published a review and analysis of outcomes and interventions in planned home birth vs hospital birth. It found that for "low risk" women, planning a home birth is as safe for the baby - and safer for the birthing woman/person - than hospital birth. Let's look at the stats...
For intended home birth (vs hospital) the evidence showed:
The review concluded:
"There is now clear evidence that home birth leads to better outcomes for women compared to hospital birth and it is time this is given more attention."
So we have some pretty strong stats and conclusions here! When it comes to all your decisions about birth, have a think about what you're basing them on. Fear? Or fact?
If you'd like to know more of the facts and have less of the fear - come and join me on my hypnobirthing & antenatal course! Knowledge is power, and place of birth is just one small topic that we cover. The course is available both face to face (if you're local to or near Tonbridge in Kent) or online, and in either a group or private setting.
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January 16, 2022
Babies change dramatically in their first year! One of the most frequent questions I discuss with my clients at Sarah Hart Photography, is the best ages to photograph their growing baby. Sometimes clients have missed out on the newborn stage which is quite short-lived in the photography world! Here's what I consider to be the key stages and some of the characteristics of the portraits that are generally captured at these ages.
January 05, 2022
The idea of giving birth in water is really popular – the majority of my clients say they would love to. But what is it that attracts us to birthing in water? And why do people rave about it so much?
Here are my top 5 benefits of giving birth in water...
December 16, 2021