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What the funk is Intuition Anyway?

When wearing my teacher’s hat, intuition is something that I frequently talk to my clients and students about and although, often the subject matter is met with a warm smile and a nod of the head, the eyes however, tell a completely different story.   The temples of the forehead begin to pulsate as they begin to think their way into the path of intuition, which creates a bit of a problem, because believe me, THE ultimate buzz kill for intuition, is thinking! I get why it can be a frustrating area to get our heads around at first, I’ve definitely been there and at times still struggle myself, because like most of us, daily life revolves around thinking and planning…stuff and lots of it.   Whilst working, our environments are all about proving our worth, with tangible evidence and a sound rationale to back up all of the decisions we make.  In the land of Return On Investment, ‘gut feelings’ are just not where it's at. But the interesting thing is, should we start to look out for it, we’d notice that we're using our intuition a lot more than we realise.  Mothers looking after their children, especially first time around are massively relying on their intuition to guide them through...

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Ultrasounds – The Information I Wish Had Been Shared

Ultrasounds – The Information I Wish Had Been Shared

I would like to open this post by sharing with you that I am a mother of two children, the eldest being 2 years and 7 months, and my youngest being 8 months old.  I had two scans, with my eldest child and three with my youngest.  It is neither my intention to scaremonger or make people feel insecure or guilty about decisions that they have made during previous pregnancies.  However, as a childbirth educator who spends a lot of time talking about the rights of pregnant women and the importance of being able to make informed choices, around pregnancy and birth; I feel compelled to share some of the information that was presented to me, surrounding the use of ultrasound during pregnancy, at a seminar held by the Hypnbirthing Association with speaker Dr Sarah Buckley, natural childbirth expert.  I share, so that should you choose to have another child later on down the line, this blog sets you on your own path to search out more information to enable you to make an informed choice about what is right for you and your baby. From the moment that I found out I was pregnant, I made calculated choices,  about the things that were important to me and that felt right for  my baby.  ...

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