Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing Case Study!

Following on from my recent post announcing that I have now begun my journey to being a Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing instructor, I am excited to offer my services.

I love the concept of empowering and educating women in their pregnancy and labour, so with that, I want to share the sources and teachings to help women and their families have an enjoyable experience and feel in control at all times. Whilst I continuously endeavour to do this in my role as a student midwife, the constraints of the NHS often make it impossible so this is another route I'm hoping to achieve this by.
For my first client, as a "practice", I am wanting a client to case study. This will be entirely free, whilst you will still have access to all the resources normally available, and additional support too. The requirements are simply to be currently pregnancy and interested in learning more about the physiology of pregnancy and childbirth or just about hypnobirthing.

I am excited to see where this goes …

Peaceful Nature, Nervous Interview and Redecorating Rooms!

After finally seeing some family, I reunited with loved ones after 4 long months apart!
Click here to watch the vlog or see below.

For the first time in over 4 months, I finally got to be reunited with my boyfriend and whilst it wasn't perfect - it never is! - it was still lovely and very much needed. We ended up going out to enjoy the sunshine at Elvaston Country Park. I was actually really impressed with it all and thought it was really pretty.

From there we headed to the pub near by. It was my first time eating at a restaurant inside since everything happened so it was an interesting experience. Honestly, I found it pretty annoying having to stick to a one-way system and didn't understand why we had to order at the bar still, but nevertheless, it was nice to eat out. Hopefully, it starts to feel more normal soon.
From there, we headed to a park in Long Eaton. It was gorgeous and I was actually really impressed with the large range of different facilities available. As we re…

Dollar Shave Club (Review)

I bought this kit a few months ago now and I fell in love; it has well and truly changed by shaving game for the better. The Dollar Shave Club is a subscription box selling personal care products, although specialising in shaving. I recieved the Shaving Starter Kit which came with a razor, 4 blades and 3 travel sized products (Prep Scrub, Shave Butter and Post Shave Dew). However, now the Starter Kit just comes with the razor, 4 blades and Shave Butter...still a bargain!  The box came really quickly after ordering and I love the recycled box which I could also reuse myself. It also came with two little leaflets, one with information about the products in the box and the other had information regarding sustainability. It's great to see a company supporting that mission and improving the global environment through commitment.  The razor was incredible. Often people think that these sorts of razors are for men only, but the truth is women can use them too! It is a heavy-weight alumi…

Welfare Wednesday: Stopping the Series

We're now well into the last half of 2020 and a brand new month. What a year it's been! It's also the end of my time as Welfare Officer of the Archery Club and likewise I feel the time has come to stop the specific Welfare Wednesday series on the blog. You can read all the posts here and there is a huge range of different topics which I have loved writing about.

However, I think over the past few week's it's become clear that some of the topics I want to write about, while welfare related aren't the same as how the series began and I want to adjust the focus a little to cover a broader scope. That doesn't mean I still won't be sharing on the topics I think are important, because of course I still will, but from a slightly different perspective.

Welfare is an incredibly important focus for me and it's something I've really tried to implement into all the activities I've organised and been a part of this year because it is a really vital area.…

Incoming Student Midwife FAQ!

I've actually had a few people message me privately and ask very similar questions recently so I thought would do an FAQ post instead to help answer some of my most frequently asked questions, because it sounds like a lot of people have similar questions! Some of these may be applied generally but these are all based on my experience of attending University of Nottingham.
Can I be a mature student? I was 22 and a half when I started and I didn't feel left out at all. I do think the demographics are changing a little since the bursary went, but hopefully with the additional grant we will see the balance between mature and younger students return. In my cohort of 24 students, only 7 were straight from A Levels. Most were above 30, with the oldest being in her early 40s and 3 of us having done 3 years of uni before. Do the different ages get on? We've all got on well but the groups do split into age groups from my experience. Do you all socialise together? It depends on your t…

Auntie Fun, Lavender Fields and Chessington Trip!

I visited my niece and nephew and had so much fun!
Click here to watch the vlog or see below. There is also a vlog of the kids private here.
After finishing my hypnobirthing training course, I headed down to London to see my sister and her family. My niece and nephew are my pride and joy and I love spending time with them. Having only seen them very briefly, once this year, I was desperate to see them again so as soon as I broke up for annual leave, I'd planned to go. Annoyingly, annual leave changed somewhat and so because of that, I did end up having to frustratingly do some work in between the fun but it was still a great week.

On the first day, my niece and I played lots of fun board games and other games that I'd brought with me. It was a gorgeous day so we spent the majority outside, and then made some Soft Pretzels with my BakedIn Kit in the afternoon. I have shared a full review on the kit here so be sure to check it out!
My sister and her husband actually ended up tak…