Jess & James’s Story

We’re very happy to say that our beautiful daughter arrived safely. The labour was mainly very do-able, just incredibly long at 65 hours! It’s really just the last couple of hours trying to push her out out I’d rather forget! Your classes were so...

Good Snacks for Labour: 4 top tips

[toc] Snacks to Pack in your Hospital Labour Bag It is a good idea to pack snacks into your hospital labour bag as you need to keep nourished and hydrated throughout labour. But what is a good snack to take? Just because you love a food, or crave it throughout...

7 Top Tips to Help Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy

Is It Normal To Have Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy Pelvic pain in pregnancy is experienced by a very large number of women. It can be quite mild just taking the form of aches and niggles in the pelvis and groin area, It can result in severe pain and discomfort and then...

Birthzang’s 5 tips to reduce anxiety in pregnancy

From the moment you get your very first positive pregnancy test, the thrill of it all can be accompanied by anxiety in pregnancy. Sometimes just getting to the second line on the pregnancy test can be fraught with anxiety and it is all too easy to get caught up in a...

Anita’s Birth Story

Giving birth to our gorgeous baby Alyssa was nothing like I imagined. I wanted to have a water birth, only gas and air for pain relief, active birthing, walking around, birth ball, and all that. But my labour lasted 42 hours and I only dilated in the last 3 hours from...

Halima’s Story

I initially felt apprehensive about my labour and birth before the workshop. However Eleanor created a warm atmosphere for the class and provided plenty of information. I particularly liked the sections on showing how the baby is born, the structure of the pelvis and...

How to Keep Your Pelvic Floor Toned in Pregnancy

Keep Your Pelvic Floor Toned in Pregnancy There are many reasons to keep your pelvic floor area toned during pregnancy. Unfortunately, there are lots of different exercises out there and not much info on why it is important to do them. The obvious reason is to avoid...

Ian’s Story

“Eleanor is a born teacher. She makes her classes fun! There is a lot of information covered in what seems a short amount of time but Eleanor has constructed her course beautifully so all the information can be digested easily. My partner and I booked Eleanor...

History of Active Birth

History of Birth Women have been birthing instinctively for millennia. Find any historical image of birth and it is almost universally showing the woman in an upright position. They were attended by other women, experts in birthing – midwives and doctors played...

Sara’s Story

“Thank you to Birthzang for helping me through a difficult time of a planned C-section. I really wanted to have a positive birth experience second time around and thought that having a C-section meant I couldn’t have an active & natural birth…...

Birthzang’s Guide to Active Birth

Watch this video to get some insight as to the main principles of Active Birth (as coined by Janet Balaskas) and how it can make your birth easier, safer, more efficient and less painful. Helping Birth In my book, Helping Birth: Your guide to pain relief choices and...

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