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Lisa Wilkinson's Blog Post

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

Your waters have broken: Let a sanitary towel be your friend

Your waters have broken: Let a sanitary towel be your friend

In this post we look at how you look after yourself and your baby when your waters break before labour starts.

What is amniotic fluid?

Protective water around your baby inside the membrane sac. After 20 weeks it is mostly produced by the babies kidneys – Yes its wee. It’s straw coloured with flex of vernex which is your babies skin.

It provides a protective, cushioning environment for your baby to grow.… Read more

Posted on January 26, 2019

Rehearsing Labour : Harness the power of your breath

Rehearsing Labour : Harness the power of your breath

I’m a great believer in working with women to provide practical and effective ways to ride the waves of labour. There are many things we can practice before birth to give us the best opportunity for a more physiologically normal birth.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of breath and relaxation and the best preparation for birth. And it is practice that counts. As with many things its 1% theory and 99% practice that will make the different for birth preparation.… Read more

Posted on January 20, 2019

Can Reflexology help fight stress?

Can Reflexology help fight stress? Given the times we’re living in stress has become an endemic part of our lives. Many of us are looking to traditional and non-traditional approaches to reduce our stress levels.

Stress has become a factor in more scientific studies. Researchers have discovered that the more stress, anger and sadness someone experiences the less adept their bodies are to responding effectively. It’s almost as though the pressure exerted on the body by constant stress can cause it to go beyond its capacity to bounce back to normal.… Read more

Posted on January 18, 2019

Free Advanced Pregnancy Training Workshop & Open Day

Free Advanced Pregnancy Training Workshop & Open Day

As part of our upcoming series of advanced pregnancy yoga teacher training modules spring 2019, we are hosting a FREE workshop with Ireland’s leading perinatal instructors and trailblazers – Lisa Wilkinson and Melissa Curtis, who will deliver a 30 min workshop on ‘How to truly support a woman facing a C-section delivery’.

With C-section deliveries on the rise with reports of an average of 30% of hospital births resulting in C-sections, we feel awareness and support is necessary for physical and mental recovery.… Read more

Posted on January 8, 2019

5 Medication-Free Strategies to Help Prevent Heart Disease

5 Medication-Free Strategies to Help Prevent Heart Disease

Here are 5 ways you can help protect your heart. The Irish heart foundation report that it is Ireland’s no 1 killer. See here for statistics.

We all know diet and exercise are primary factors for your well-but here are some motivating tips for you.

1. Don’t smoke or use tobacco

Smoking or using tobacco is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease. Chemicals in tobacco can damage your heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis).… Read more

Posted on October 5, 2018