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Want to get through your pregnancy drug free and healthy? →

Aspects of Homeopathy

Our resident Homeopath, Lee Ní Chinnéide, will discuss all aspects of Homeopathy and its various benefits in pregnancy and labour at her talks on Wed 9th Nov and Wed 30th Nov in the elbowroom Clinic at 8pm (tea and biscuits provided!!). Lee has run a full time homeopathic practice for the past 8 years in both Dublin and Galway and specialises in the treatment of fertility, pregnancy, birth and children, but also has a broad general practice.… Read more

Posted on November 4, 2011

How to get the best hospital birth possible →

Physiological birth in hospital

Here are some of my tips to inspire and assist you in enjoying your baby’s birth in hospital. If you need that extra helping hand join me at the Trust in Birth – Active Birth workshop on the 23rd of October.

Following the natural rhythms of labour, the vast majority of mothers with normal pregnancies are free to let their bodies’ normal physiological functions birth their babies.… Read more

Posted on October 17, 2011

Children’s Yoga 5-6 years old →

Fun Creative classes

Fun, creative classes designed to stimulate children’s imagination, maintain their natural flexibility and teach them to breathe correctly. The class combines exciting adventures with songs, stories and relaxation techniques.

Why is yoga so good for our children?

Physical benefits

First, children experience many of the same physical benefits adults do from practicing yoga. Yoga strengthens them and helps them become more flexible and coordinated.

self-awareness

Second, yoga for kids also enhances self-awareness.… Read more

Posted on October 7, 2011

Baby Jam Music & Movement for Babies →

Balance, Co-ordination, Self-esteem and body awareness

Music & Movement is for babies, wobblers (wobbly = falling down every 3 steps stage) and parents. Use rhythmic song and dance to benefit your child’s development. Physical movement helps balance, coordination, self-esteem and body awareness. Movement and gestures associated with music also help your children absorb ideas and enhance memory. Musically, children will discover an understanding of rhythm and beat by exploring different instruments.… Read more

Posted on September 14, 2011

How Does Acupuncture Help To Avoid Induction ? →

How Does Acupuncture Help To Avoid Induction ? reduce the risk of induction

How can I reduce the risk of being induced? Around 6 weeks before the birth of your baby your cervix starts to ripen. Just like a juicy pear it softens and prepares the birth of your baby when it will start to thin and open. Starting to calm your life down and relax at this time is beneficial.

Studies

Studies have shown that using acupuncture from your 37th or 38th week of pregnancy may reduce your risk of induction by around 20%

And if you are already under pressure from your hospital for being post dates?… Read more

Posted on June 21, 2011

Children’s Yoga 3.5-5 years old →

Fun and creative

Fun, creative classes designed to stimulate children’s imagination, maintain their natural flexibility and teach them to breathe correctly. The class combines exciting adventures with songs, stories, and relaxation techniques.

So, why is Children’s yoga so good for our children?

Physical benefits

First, children experience many of the same physical benefits adults do from practicing yoga. Yoga strengthens them and helps them become more flexible and coordinated.

Second, yoga for kids also enhances self-awareness.… Read more

Posted on May 19, 2011