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Touch and massage in labour, pregnancy and postnatal settling can be really powerful for women and birthing people.

In today's new article Doula and pregnancy yoga teacher @laurabloombirthing shares with you some really practical information and guidance on how to use touch, the benefits of it and what this primal sense can do in assisting our hormones.

🤷🏼‍♀️If you have wondered about how to support your birthing partner during labour this resource will give you some really great pointers to explore 💜

You can find the article in our #4you section of the website. Link to website in bio.

#All4Maternity #birth #onlineresources #midwives #massage #doula #maternity

Did you know that All4birth has a whole section of the site dedicated to families. With articles and factsheets from health care professionals, midwives and parents?

Our resourses are not just about birth, we seek contributions to continue our learning into parenthood.

Later this week we will be sharing our first YouTube interview with @nigelclarketv
As the founder of @dadvengersofficial
we are really excited to share this platform with you. Its a great space for Dad's to meet, learn and connect.

Thank you to @todaysparent for this gorgeous picture of Dad in action!!!

Photo Credit Lucy Barber
From @todaysparent 100 Black Dad's photography project

🧡 "𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙝, 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨, 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙, 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚."
♡ Ina May Gaskin ♡
🧡 Would you like to write for All4birth and talk about your birth experience? See the information below and get in touch 🧡
Would you like to write for All4birth? We are looking for 🌟NEW🌟 free flow blogs, real life stories and evidence based factsheets written by YOU! ⁣
Take a look at our website (link in bio) and see what area’s you could contribute to? Everyone and all ideas are welcome 🤩💻📲 ⁣
If you would like our brilliant authors toolkit and templates emailed out to you, to help you get started, then please email Cheryl & Kay at

📸 @saoirselouscribbles

#birth #informedbirth #physiologicalbirth #homebirth #hospitalcare #midwifeledunit #allbirthisbeautiful #newborn #newparent #emotions #mind #body #spirit #inamaygaskin

This week has been all about seeking inspiration from illustration and this piece by @wyld.magick is an incredible piece of work, capturing the teamwork of birth.

We love the serenity in the face of the birther in this image and the support of the companion. With our upcoming article by @laurabloombirthing all about touch in labour this illustration captures the power of the support that can come from birthing with physical support from another.

We are seeking a real life story to support this article, if you found physical touch powerful and beneficial in your birth experience please get in touch to share your story with us.

Thank you @wyld.magick for inspiring us today, your artwork and feed are totally gorgeous.

#Repost @wyld.magick
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teamwork makes the dream work 💕

forever in awe of birthing people and the magickal shit they can can and will do.

#All4Maternity #birth #onlineresources #midwives #4you #phisiologicalbirth #naturalbirth #labour #homebirth #birthplaceoptions #birthenvironment #doula

Repost @biglifeoflittlehills ❤️👇⁣
‘Shoutout to my husband for capturing a moment of real motherhood. Pure exhaustion and complete love all in one.’⁣

We have a brilliant blog called ‘How to support your baby to sleep without stress’ by @lyndsey_hookway Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, IBCLC, Author, PhD researcher, Holistic Sleep Coach and Founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program 👇👇👇⁣

“Sleep can be a hotly debated topic, and one that many new and expectant parents feel anxious about. You are probably well aware that a new baby comes with some sleep disturbance as standard.⁣
But beyond a generalised sense of knowing that sleep deprivation is coming your way, you may also be wondering if there’s anything you can do to support your baby’s sleep. There are so many theories on sleep that it can be hard to know whose voice to trust, and which approach (if any) to follow.” - To read the full blog click the link in our bio and go to the 4baby section 👶🏾👶🏽👶🏿👶🏼💤💤💤💤 ⁣

#parenting #parenthood #4baby #baby #sleepinglikeababy #sleeptraining #sleepdeprived #tired #babycare #holisticwellness #love⁣

Would you like to write for All4birth? We are looking for 🌟NEW🌟 free flow blogs, real life stories and evidence based factsheets written by YOU! ⁣

Take a look at our website (link in bio) and see what area’s you could contribute to? Everyone and all ideas are welcome 🤩💻📲 ⁣

If you would like our brilliant authors toolkit and templates emailed out to you, to help you get started, then please email Cheryl & Kay at 💜⁣

#blogger #all4birth #physiologicalbirth #writersofinstagram #pregnancy #birth #family #birthworker #doula #midwife #studentmidwife #doctor #parenting #motherhood #fatherhood #ittakesavillage

Skin to skin contact

Skin to skin helps in the development of the newborn’s brain activating emotional learning and in seeking love.

Your baby is born knowing the smell of amniotic fluid which is similar to the scent of the mother’s breast. Skin to skin helps the baby’s instinctive desire and early experience of learning to breastfeed

Laying your baby on your chest after birth is an excellent distraction to the any uncomfortable post birth feelings being experienced (such as the after pains of the uterus contracting down)

Skin to skin helps to reduce both mother and baby’s stress levelsm.

Skin-to-skin contact immediately following birth also offers physical benefits for baby which you may find comforting. It helps the newborn to stabilise temperature and heart and respiratory rate, reduces newborn crying and enhance maternal-newborn attachment.
Have a discussion with your midwife about your wishes for uninterrupted skin to skin contact for at least the first hour after birth.

All this fantastic information is available on our website @all4birth.

Article written by @midwifwtiz
📸 @worldmidwives

#skintkoskin #touch #soft #newborn #bonding #love #touch #powerful #hormones

This is why we love Weleda! Christmas shopping AND helping the environment. Happy 1st of December everyone 🎄💚🌍🌳👇
Repost from @weledauk

We are so proud to be supporting #GivingTuesday at Weleda, so with every purchase on the Weleda website or through our Weleda Wellbeing Advisors, made in the next 24 hours, we'll be planting a tree in the Weleda Forest of One Million Trees in partnership with @treesisters_official 🌲 So for every gift you buy for yourself or for your loved ones, you're also giving a gift back to the planet 🌏

#YouAreNature #HealthyTreeHealthyMe #NationalTreeWeek

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Learning, learning, learning. There is so much opportunity for us to continue all our lives.💜

✍🏽 All4birth is a platform committed to continuing to learn about physiological birth processes, pregnancy, postnatal care and parenting.✍🏿

🤰🏿The best thing is that you can be the learner and the teacher. We all have things to learn and we all have things to offer for others.🤰🏻

💭 Writing for All4birth is open to everybody who has an article, factsheet or real life story that contributes to the vision. 💭

#Repost @onbeing
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“As I’ve thought about that thread in my life, one strand seems especially important: my aspiration to live as a learner.”⠀

Education is not confined to school.

#onbeing #learning #school #inspirational #inspiration #quote #wisdom #maternity #midwives #phisiologicalbirth #naturalbirth

As part of the All4maternity family All4Birth welcome and actively encourage contributions from all people 🌈❤️ We really want to represent the full spectrum of life and to do that we need your help and your valuable stories and contributions. If you would like to write for All4birth email and we can share your story. Everyone is welcome with love and open arms 🌈❤️

Posted @withregram • @the_student_midwife_journal Inclusivity is embedded into the operating policies of our parent company All4Maternity. 

This is reflected by our editorial board, content and the inclusivity principles included in the author guidelines of The Student Midwife. 

That being said, we can always always do more. This post represents our commitment to consistently inclusive content and practices. 

When we get this wrong, please let us know. We wish to centre women and birthing people and produce content that supports birth workers to optimise the care they receive.  

We will continue to use woman, women, birthing person and birthing people in our publications and social media.

𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬 caregiver should be able to be 𝗦𝗔𝗙𝗘𝗟𝗬 and 𝗙𝗨𝗟𝗟𝗬 themselves, and the same applies to the women and people receiving care.  

Kindest regards,
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝘄𝗶𝗳𝗲
𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝗮𝗿𝗱

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝘄𝗶𝗳𝗲 
𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹: 𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮@𝗮𝗹𝗹4𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.𝗰𝗼𝗺

𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗻-𝗕𝘆𝗿𝗼𝗺
𝗘𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗹: 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗮@𝗮𝗹𝗹4𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.𝗰𝗼𝗺

🌻 Wishing you all a beautiful, peaceful weekend.

🌻 All contributors are welcome to get in touch with their ideas by emailing us at

📸 @evadianaphotography

#waterbirth #newborn #newborn #beautiful #peaceful #calmbirth #weekend #takecare #bekindtoeachother

‘A Lotus Birth is the practice of keeping the placenta intact and attached to the baby for the first few days of the baby’s life, until the cord dries out and naturally falls off on its own, just like a cut umbilical cord would, usually within 3-10 days of the birth.

While this isn't a very common request, it's important for birthing people to know that it exists as an option, as well as for health care providers to be able to understand why some families might choose to have a lotus birth, as well as how to discuss the risks and benefits of lotus birth, provide informed consent, answer questions and facilitate this practice.

This Factsheet discusses the history of Lotus birth, examines the available research, provides instructions for carrying out a lotus birth and discusses potential infection signs and symptoms which both practitioners and new parents should be aware of when choosing a lotus birth.’ - Factsheet written by Independent midwife @alimonaghan ⁣

@cat.thedoula shares her real life story about lotus birth “I was first drawn to lotus birth as a way to honour the placenta that had nourished my daughter for nine months. With my first baby it had felt odd cutting the cord. I wanted to do it differently this time.”⁣

To read the full fact sheet and real life story head over to link in bio 💜 A huge thank you to @alimonaghan and @cat.thedoula for sharing their expertise and story 💜⁣

#lotusbirth #placenta #birth #optimalcordclamping #physiologicalbirth #holistichealth #all4birth

❤ Those first precious moments, where everything slows down and becomes quiet.

❤ Sometimes referred to as 'the pause' or 'the golden hour' where you can take in every detail of this new little person you have created, and celebrate their new life in the world 🌎❤

📸 @jennifermasonphotography

#goldenhour #thepause #birth #waterbirth #calmbirth #physiologicalbirth #childbirth #newborn #newbaby #newmum #newparent #takeineverydetail #welcometotheworld

Sickness is pregnancy is one thing, but what about when your symptoms are extreme and you are impacted by severe sickness which leads to the risk of dehydration? 🤔

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a condition that affects 1-3 women in every 100 and it is no mild matter. Getting the support that you need, understanding the unique features of this conditions and ensuring that you work with the needs of your body are vital.🤮

All4birth are so grateful to HG campaigner Charlotte Howden for her article which explains the condition and links you to resources which can help.💜

#All4Maternity #sickness #hg #morningsickness #pregnancyphysiology #pregnancycare #yourbody #4you

@the_holistic_midwife @the_sick_film @kayhollyking @the_practising_midwife_journal @the_student_midwife_journal @sheena_byrom @acbmidwife

When Rachel went into labour things happened very quickly. So quickly that the midwives hadn't quite made it to her home!

Whilst Rachel had planned to give birth at home, she had not intended to do so with no midwife present. So what happens if your baby is in a bit of a hurry and is born before the arrival of a midwife?

For some women and birthing people the idea of having their baby before a midwife arrives is a very real fear.

⬆️ Link in our bio directly to our Real Life Story section of All4Birth to read Rachel's full story and explore our 'Born before arrival' factsheet to understand the guidance and information you may need in this circumstance. ⬆️

Our real life stories really bring the evidenced based articles and factsheets to life. If you have a real life story that relates to normal physiological birth processes, postnatal recovery or parenting and you would like to add to our growing online resource, get in touch to talk to us about your insight.

#All4Maternity #birth #onlineresources #bornbeforearrival #midwives #doula #maternityeducation #4you

@the_holistic_midwife @kayhollyking @sheena_byrom @the_practising_midwife_journal

A huge congratulations to all of our launch competition winners!! 🎉🎉🎉

@weleda Mother To Be Gift Set - @j3m_ston3 @louiseslater2232 @hunters_little_world

Roar Behind the Silence by Sheena Byrom - @wondrousbirth.hypnobirthing

Overdue By Amity Read - @emma_rush_art

Birth Shock By Mia Scotland - @hippopoppymus

Why Human Rights In Childbirth Matter By Rebecca Schiller - @lindamachax

Why Postnatal Recovery Matters By Sophie Messager @ebbandflopractice

Why Baby Loss Matters By Kay Holly King - @ruthdodds.stmw

🎉 Email to claim your prize 🎉

🧡 The first hour of life after birth is known to be an optimal opportunity to encourage the release of oxytocin and for the maternal-newborn bonding process to occur.

🧡 However, this crucial window of time is often taken up by various midwifery procedures such as weighing the baby, newborn assessments and all of these can disrupt the bonding process.

🧡 Therefore, it is critically important for all those involved in the childbirth process including parents, midwives, and doctors to be aware of the importance of uninterrupted skin to skin contact in maternal- newborn bonding.

🧡 To read the rest of this wonderful fact sheet on 'Bonding with your Newborn' created by @midwifetiz for the @all4birth website head to Where you will find lots more incredible evidence-based information on all things from pregnancy through to new parenting skills and support.

🧡 See the link in our bio to head straight over to our website 👩🏾‍💻


What an incredible evening it was. All4birth is now officially launched. Great to have the chance to fully celebrate this landmark with the team.🎉🎉🎉

Thank you to everybody who joined us, asked questions and sent celebrations.💜💜💜💜

👍🏼You can watch the full launch event on our Facebook page.👍🏼

👩🏼‍💻 Now to the work. All4Birth is a platform, you are the contents. We need to build this resource together, it is a collaboration offering to bring the voice and knowledge about normal physiological birth and parenting into the world. We can't do this without you. Please get in touch with @kayhollyking or @the_holistic_midwife to write for All4birth. We can't wait to hear your ideas.👩🏾‍💻

🙏🏼 Thank you all for your support and celebrating with us last night.🙏🏼

#All4Maternity #birth #onlineresources #midwives #4baby #4families #4you #4professionals #doula #maternity #learning #launch

We LAUNCH today!! What an exciting day for us all as we bring All4birth to the world in our official launch on Facebook Live.🍾🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉

❤️ Today @acbmidwife introduces the site and shares her excitement for our event this evening. Anna Byrom is a Midwifery Lecturer and one of the founders of All4Maternity our sister company. Her work has significantly contributed to successful midwifery learning and education in England and we are privileged to work alongside her at All4birth.❤️

⬆️ See you all tonight. Join us via the link in our bio and log onto Facebook to find us live on our page.⬆️

#All4Maternity #birth #onlineresources #midwives #4baby #4families #4you #4professionals #doula #maternity #learning #launch

@sheena_byrom @acbmidwife @the_practising_midwife_journal @the_holistic_midwife @the_student_midwife_journal

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