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Today’s blog post is all about what I do to calm down. Have you been keeping up with my daily blog posts? To read the latest copy the short link or check my bio! https://lifewiththehazelwoods.co.uk/2019/11/12/things-i-do-to-calm-myself-down/
Today’s read for our animal obsessed boy, it’s been raining so much today so we’ve stayed in and read and napped. We’ve both got this horrid cold that’s been going round and sticking to your chest so I’ve been utilising his nap time and napping too. People never tell you how hard being a parent is when both you and your child are ill it is so draining! Currently whacking the heating on and watching hey duggee under blankets!
We’ve spent our evening making Christmas cards. I know it’s early but considering i take like a month to remember to deliver any sort of card it’s probably right on time😂
Praise be! What I’m reading now! I’ve had this book for about a year and keep going to read it and stop. After being deeply immersed in the tv series and having to watch all of the seasons in every spare moment I had I thought enough time had passed now to pick the book up again. I’m about half way through and loving it but hating it at the same time. It’s a brilliant book but also such a harsh storyline that sometimes I feel a bit horrid reading it but I’m unable to put it down and must learn more and what happens next. Anyone else obsessed the tv series too and can not wait to see what happens next? #praisebe #thehandmaidstale #bookstagram
There’s something about the cold weather that makes me crave chocolate cake and a warm cup of tea ☕️🍰
This is my favourite little plaque in my house. I’m a sucker for cute little quotes and probably always will be. Whenever I look at this little thing I smile and remember to do more of what makes me happy. Just a reminder to “do more of what makes you happy”!

Hypnobirthing was something my Midwife’s recommended and I signed up for a the start of my pregnancy. We started our classes at around 30 weeks and we had 4 two hour classes over the next five weeks out with a weeks break in the middle.

What is hypnobirthing? Basically it’s preparing your self for birth. It’s sort of like getting yourself into a state of complete relaxation as a couple while in childbirth. It’s using the mind to relax. You’re given scripts and a book to practise at home where you talk through the scripts and relax sort of in a state of hypnosis.

Every week we’d begin with being talked through stages of labour and understanding it. We where talked through any questions we have by the midwife who taught the course. We then would have a break and then she would make the room dark we’d sit in a comfy area and do a script. In some scripts our partners would be in charge of stroking our arms to a pattern to relax us, hole our belly weight with a scarf and various other things. The voices would be quiet whispering and you’d use your imagine to drift off.

The scripts worked really well and I really enjoyed the class. I drifted off into complete relaxation and the scripts helped me at home to relax. It made me think of things to get like massage oil, Lavander essence, Led tea lights and lot more to use in labour.

Unfortunately I didn’t get to have my natural labour but I definitely would of used it and it really helped me relax and feel more in control when doing it. The best thing for me was though the one couple we spoke to turned out to become one of our best friends and a bridesmaid at my wedding.

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