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KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Competition and for those who kindly shared the details on social media. The response has been overwhelming, and we are just sorry that there could not be more winners.

So without further ado, the winners are Sue Mealor (midwife category) and Debra Sequoia (general public category). Well done to both of you, and we are sure you will have a wonderful time on your KG Hypnobirthing Teacher Training Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course.

Full details of upcoming courses can be found at www.kghypnobirthing.com

What is Rebozo?

Part of our parents KG Hypnobirthing course covers the Rebozo technique.  If you are unfamiliar with it, this is a brief overview.

Rebozo started in Mexico when women used their long shawls, rebozo, to wrap around themselves during labour which supported the weight of the baby and achieved a gentle massage. It can also help a partner to relieve the mother of the weight she is carrying and help her to be in a position that facilitates labour and birth.

This technique has now been developed and is becoming more and more well known. With the woman on her hands and knees, the rebozo is wrapped around her abdomen and takes the weight of the baby, relieving the mother’s body of this stress and relaxing tight ligaments. It is then gently rocked from side to side, giving comfort and relief to the woman. Equally, if she is experiencing discomfort in her back , the Rebozo can be wrapped over her back and massaged from side to side in the same way as it would be on her front.

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Umbilical Clamping – Follow The Foals

A friend forwarded me this wonderful letter in the Telegraph published very recently:

“SIR – After a 10-year battle, Amanda Burleigh has persuaded Nice to recommend other midwives not to clamp the umbilical cord of newborn infants immediately, to allow more time for oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood from the placenta to reach their as yet fragile blood supply.

Almost 50 years ago, two veterinary greats, Dr Peter Rossdale and Professor Roger Short, demonstrated the vascular benefits of leaving the umbilical cord of newborn thoroughbred foals to rupture naturally when either the mare or foal first stood up. This approach is nowadays used on stud farms worldwide.

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Fond Memories of Sheila Kitzinger

We were saddened to hear of Sheila Kitzinger’s death.  Sheila was a doyen of the natural birth movement and inspired many others to follow her lead.

We remember with gratitude and happiness the day she spent talking to us at our KG Hypnobirthing Study Day only two short years ago.  The course was packed to hear her speak, and I have fond memories of the event and of Sheila.

More details about her life and work can be found on this BBC article.

The Finnish Baby Box

We often hear of new developments and advances in baby care, but equally often it is the tried and tested that is proven yet again to set the bench mark.

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