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Relaxing Into Labour: 10 Tips from a Doula

Relaxing Into Labour: 10 Tips from a Doula

As a Doula I often get called during the middle of the night. This tends to happen when the first sensations are starting for a new mother. I walk in and everyone in the house is busy doing the labour thing. I nearly always spend the next hour trying to get everyone to relax and go back to bed. I normally go home or sleep in a spare room.

Relaxation is the key to both keeping labour moving and initiating it in the first place.… Read more

Posted on March 13, 2019

Breastfeeding through illness

Breastfeeding through illness

While becoming ill while breastfeeding can be exhausting and an additional worry, it is generally fine to nurse through most common illnesses. Always, if you are worried consult your GP, but in the vast majority of illnesses, it is fine to carry on breastfeeding as normal. In fact the only illness considered to have contraindications with breastfeeding, is HIV.

With common viruses and bugs, you will provide antibodies to your nursing baby as you breastfeed through it.… Read more

Posted on February 26, 2019

Therapeutic Yoga Course with Kasandra

Therapeutic Yoga Course with Kasandra

Join our Yoga Therapist Kasandra for this 6-week therapeutic yoga course. Suitable for all levels and focused on those with injury, disease, stress and general difficulties.

yoga therapy helps supports

back pain

neck and shoulder problems

pelvic pain knee pain

stress/anxiety/sleeplessness

breathing difficulties

Yoga therapy encompasses not only the body and the movements we do on the yoga mat but how we live and treat others and ourselves off the mat, which is ultimately what matters for a healthy and whole life.… Read more

Posted on February 18, 2019

SPD During Pregnancy – Our 5 Tips!

SPD During Pregnancy – Our 5 Tips!

Throughout your pregnancy or after birth, you may have experienced SPD aka Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction – A common disorder of the pelvis caused by the body’s inability to adapt to the stretching and loosening of ligaments caused by a hormone which is ultimately designed to support your baby’s gentle growth.

However, some women face difficulty when the joints in the pelvis move unevenly or there has been a change in the way the pelvic joint functions during pregnancy, triggering which experts believe more than 25% of women suffer with, though many remain undiagnosed, SPD.… Read more

Posted on February 5, 2019

Acupuncture for Adult Acne

Acupuncture for Adult Acne

Acne, unfortunately, doesn’t just affect teenagers. Adult Acne can appear when you are in your 20’s, 30’s or even 40’s.

Because the causes of acne can be affected not only by hormonal changes in the body but also by your stress levels, your diet and lifestyle choices. So while you may have escaped with the occasional spot as a teenager, adult acne can be problematic popping up when you least need it.… Read more

Posted on February 5, 2019

Try acupressure points to help labour progress

Try acupressure points to help labour progress

Many women receive acupuncture treatment to help them through the different stages of pregnancy, it is an ideal treatment during pregnancy as it is non-invasive and drug free, and will not cause any harm to the baby.

We see many women in our clinic for acupuncture whilst pregnant with the majority coming into us to get support for a natural spontaneous start to labour. With a cervical ripening program many of our clients have avoided inductions and have gone on to have shorter and smoother labour.… Read more

Posted on February 2, 2019