Cathy & Rik’s Story

“My husband and I did a one-day workshop with Eleanor. It was empowering and informative and full of really useful information. We both came away feeling really well prepared for the birth of our baby with lots of practical tools to use in different...

Incredible Conception to Birth video

After another inspiring weekend working with Janet Balaskas and Jill Benjoya Miller at the Active Birth Centre this weekend, getting to grips (literally!) with my new pelvis and taking a big reality check on how much I have got to prepare for my first course this...

Learning the Seven Secrets of a Joyful Birth

This weekend has seen me undertake the first part of my Active Birth professional training at the Active Birth Centre in North London. Dominique Sakoilsky and Janet Balaskas have been teaching our group about the Seven Secrets of a Joyful Birth. Our group is comprised...

Janet Balaskas – what an amazing woman!

Just came across this really interesting article on Janet Balaskas from 2012. I am getting excited about meeting her in 2 weeks when I start my training. She really revolutionised so much about the way we give birth – and want to give birth.  ...

Knowledge is power

Fascinating article. Birthzang is not against intervention in itself, just against unnecessary intervention and feel the only way forward is by ensuring women understand fully what is happening to them in labour and how to best help themselves achieve the birth they...

Pregnant Pumpkin

Thought I should try doing an antenatally relevant pumpkin carving for Halloween! I must confess I adapted this design from one I had seen elsewhere but it was so fantastic I just had to steal...

Living the cliché

I always scoffed at the old adage that women have to choose between a career and a family. I was born in the 70s, my mum was a feminist, and I was brought up to believe I could have anything I wanted: everything, for that matter! I had a good (state) education and...