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Last month a London Assembly health committee review of Covid maternity care in the capital heard that over 75% of the 110,000 women who gave birth in London in 2020 laboured alone, without their partner's support.
Mothers were frequently left to labour, birth and recover alone as staff shortages...
I am still surprised that many perinatal professionals are unaware of how many parents struggle with their mental health and wellbeing.
Here are some statistics you might find surprising:
- 1 in 5 parents experiences perinatal anxiety.
- Depending on what study is used between 10% and 20% of parents...
I was 19 when I first had hypnotherapy and stumbled upon it by chance.
I was working as a receptionist at a health centre. I was a student at the time and a heavy smoker. There was a hypnotherapist there who was trying to establish a practice and so she offered us receptionists a few free...