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How the movies helped!

I was a week overdue and starting to get a little impatient! I’d had a couple of acupuncture appointments, reflexology and been doing all manner of meditation and visualisations but the little guy was staying put! On Thursday morning I had a membrane sweep and my...

Celebrating New Years Day!

Celebrating New Years Day!

Just wanted to drop you an email to let you know our beautiful boy arrived with us at 10:53 pm 10 days early on New Years Day weighing an impressive 9.5lbs. Thanks to the classes with Erika Townend Birth and my amazing midwife J, I was able to have a water birth in...

An earlier than expected arrival

An earlier than expected arrival

A Hypnobirthing in Berkshire and Surrey storyI thought I would just let you know that our little boy arrived on Sunday night, 9 days early, weighing 7lb 13oz! Things started off at about 5 am on Sunday morning, as I had a bloody show which had quite a lot of fresh...

How are you coping with Covid?

How are you coping with Covid?

Firstly, I hope you are all well and you have not been directly affected by this virus and continue to be well and look after yourselves by staying at home.I wanted to write today as I am picking up chatter from various avenues in the birth world, and in no particular...

Hey Jude!

Hey Jude!

Where to start? Well, I guess at the beginning! Introducing you virtually to Naomi and James's story. August 2018 Naomi contacted me enquiring about my hypnobirthing taster sessions in Sandhurst, Berkshire. They were recommended to her to explore the benefits of...

How strong do you think you are?

How strong do you think you are?

https://www.activestills.media/ How strong do you think you are? I'd like to introduce Michelle, this blog came about because of a post she recently put on Facebook.  I like to think of her as a friend though strictly speaking, she was my kids Crossfit coach...

You want WHAT photographed?

You want WHAT photographed?

Err..wait.....Birth Photography......Why? So let me try and explain what is right about Birth Photography. You may have heard about it and instantly dismissed the idea as perhaps a moment of eww...and yes it is a relatively new concept in the UK.  But I do then often...

Announcement

Announcement

Announcement - It is with great sadness but with great excitement that from 11 October 2018, Erika from WondrousBirth will be running under her new company name ErikaTownendBirth.  Having relocated over a year ago it was inevitable that this time would...

Featured in The Telegraph

Featured in The Telegraph

Featured in The Telegraph. Birth Photography in the UK - Link I thought it would be worthwhile posting this link again even though it's going back to 2014.  It's still relevant and some might say more relevant as we see the rise of birth photography here in the UK....

“My why”

“My why”

"My Why" by A Mum's Voice Grab a drink, take 5, have a read of my conversation with Antonia! Antonia writes: I was really thrilled to meet Erika Townend at a Birth, Bump and Babies event in Surrey.  As with lots of incredible women, I am meeting these days I soon...

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How the movies helped!

I was a week overdue and starting to get a little impatient! I’d had a couple of acupuncture appointments, reflexology and been doing all manner of meditation and visualisations but the little guy was staying put! On Thursday morning I had a membrane sweep and my...

Celebrating New Years Day!

Celebrating New Years Day!

Just wanted to drop you an email to let you know our beautiful boy arrived with us at 10:53 pm 10 days early on New Years Day weighing an impressive 9.5lbs. Thanks to the classes with Erika Townend Birth and my amazing midwife J, I was able to have a water birth in...

An earlier than expected arrival

An earlier than expected arrival

A Hypnobirthing in Berkshire and Surrey storyI thought I would just let you know that our little boy arrived on Sunday night, 9 days early, weighing 7lb 13oz! Things started off at about 5 am on Sunday morning, as I had a bloody show which had quite a lot of fresh...