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Article Category - "Pregnancy, New Mums & Babies"

How Having a Doula Affects Positive Birth Outcome

How Having a Doula Affects Positive Birth Outcome With professional Doula Services on the rise, partly thanks to celebrity praise from well-known names such as Meghan Markle and Nicole Kidman, one has to wonder what really are the benefits of having a Doula by your side in the delivery room and beyond?

We’ve gathered up the statistics so you don’t have to!

Firstly, what is a Doula?

A doula is somebody that provides non-medical support for mothers throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond.… Read more

Posted on July 8, 2019

Drop The Botox! How Facial Acupuncture Can Slow Down Ageing

Drop The Botox! How Facial Acupuncture Can Slow Down Ageing Can Acupuncture really replace Botox?

The desire to slow down the ageing process is common to all. Interventions like Botox work well for filling in lines but leave the ageing of the body and skin unaffected. What we really want is to put the brakes on the ageing process in the whole body.

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture works directly on lines by making the skin produce keratin and collagen to plump out wrinkles.Read more

Posted on May 29, 2019

Calm Mama : Breathe, Relax, Birth

Calm Mama : Breathe, Relax, Birth

Learn deep relaxation & hypnosis techniques for a calmer pregnancy and an undisturbed birth.

Calm Mama is a perfect way to help your body rest, relax, Prepare for birth and bring forth life.

Using breathing, visualisation and deep relaxation techniques, take a rest from the stresses and anxieties you may be feeling during pregnancy and in preparation for birth.

This workshop, suitable for any stage of your pregnancy, will help you gain an insight into how to use relaxation, breathing and hypnobirthing techniques in pregnancy and during birth.

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Posted on April 17, 2019

A Woman Centered Birth Plan: Plain and Simple

A Woman Centered Birth Plan: Plain and Simple

Lisa Wilkinson talks about the need to create a birth plan. Have a look at her plans below. If you are planning on trying for physiologically normal birth, I do recommend looking into The elbowrooms Prep For Birth Workshops with Krysia Lynch who also hosts our Advanced Pregnancy Teacher Training Module 2 which teaches how to teach these workshops to soon to be familys!

Lisa wilkinson – Birth Plan 2003 & 2009 Version 1

Keep me at home to birth my baby.… Read more

Posted on April 1, 2019

Promoting Spontaneous Labour

Promoting Spontaneous Labour

If you are facing the prospect of medical induction, we understand this can be a very stressful time. Although we do recognise that induction can be a very necessary procedure to ensure the health of you and your baby, we are also very aware that the pressure to have your baby can be potentially based to suit the schedules and protocols of your caregivers and not evidence-based or best practice.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

There are some practical things you can do to reduce the risk of induction.… Read more

Posted on April 1, 2019

What is a Doula?

What is a Doula?

The word ‘doula’ (pronounced ‘doo-la’) is a Greek word meaning ‘woman servant or caregiver’. More recently, it refers to someone who offers emotional and physical support to a woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth. In Ireland a Doula is a woman who provides a Doula service usually for a fee.

The principal is to give ‘mothering to the mother’, enabling a woman to have the most satisfying experience that she can from pregnancy and into motherhood.… Read more

Posted on March 16, 2019