Resources Page

Here you will find information about additional recourse’s which may be helpful for you. Please get in touch if you would like further information about anything listed.

Pregnancy & Birth Equipment

Over my 35 years’ experience as a midwife I have learnt which pieces of pregnancy and birthing equipment are really useful. Here are some of the recommended products that I use and love.

TENS Machine
A portable, non-invasive battery-operated pain relief device. For hygiene reasons, you will just need to purchase your own electrode pads.

Birth-Ease Birth Ball
For use during pregnancy and labour, use this ball for comfort, exercise, or for an active birth. Benefits include relief from pregnancy / labour discomfort and may help labour progress.

PEANUT BIRTH BALL
The peanut ball gives a more controlled, multi-directional movement, and with this, increased stability and balance. I have found this to be especially useful for women wanting to use side-lying positions during labour and birth.

HOLO – THE LILO WITH A HOLE!
The holo is an inflatable airbed with a hole in the middle, developed for use in pregnancy to enable women to lie on their tummies. Great for holidays or having a back massage.

BIRTH POOL IN A BOX
Professional grade, size mini or regular. Evidence shows that the use of water naturally relieves labour pain and encourages mobility. Comes with inflator pump, underwater pump, hosepipe and tap connector. You will need to buy a liner, which I can provide.

LA BASSINE BIRTH POOL
Professional grade, size standard. Evidence shows that the use of water naturally relieves labour pain and encourages mobility. Comes with inflator pump, underwater pump, hosepipe and tap connector. You will need to buy a liner, which I can provide.

The CUB (Comfortable Upright Birth)
The CUB (Comfortable Upright Birth) is a comfortable inflatable support designed to help mothers adopt and maintain positions that are physically the most helpful for them and their babies during labour and birth.

The Aniball
The Aniball prepares you for giving birth by helping you to discover your pelvic floor and how to work with it effectively, using your breath. With Aniball you greatly increase the chance of having a positive birth experience without tearing. Use ‘Amanda 10’ at checkout for 10% Discount.

Equipment Lending Library

All of the equipment above can be loaned to any midwifery client free of charge with an agreed time for you to keep them.

These should be returned promptly and in clean working condition, otherwise, I will regretfully need to charge full replacement costs.

Books & DVDs

Available to loan free of charge for anyone participating in a workshop, course or service, the constantly-expanding My Calm Birth library has books and DVDs on the different methods of birth, parenting, breastfeeding, baby development and more.

Find out more information

To find out more information about any of the resources available, please contact me.