Shouted about from the roof tops by celebs, including Coleen Rooney and Kim Kardashian to name just two, the reported benefits of having your placenta encapsulated following the birth of your baby are difficult to ignore. But are these supposedly ‘magic pills’ simply a fad or are they indeed as fabulous as we are led to believe?
Daddy and I are practicing Hypnobirthing, ready for your arrival. We took classes to prepare for your brother's birth-day and now I teach other mums and dads how to do the same for their babies. It makes such a difference. It brought Daddy and I even closer together as we practiced the relaxation exercises and talked about how we would like his birth to be. It helped us to feel so connected to your brother, even before we'd met him. Now, we're enjoying that feeling with you too.
Whether you are planning to give birth to your baby at home, in a Birth Centre/Midwife Led Unit (MLU), or indeed in your local hospital, you may like to consider using a birth pool. They are now widely available and the relaxing effects of the warm water can make a huge difference in reducing discomfort and helping you to achieve a drug-free labour and birth.
Read on to discover my top 5 reasons to consider using a birth pool!