Article Category - "Pregnancy, New Mums & Babies"

6 Week Clinical Pregnancy Pilates Course

6 Week Clinical Pregnancy Pilates Course

Please note there are two separate classes
Class 1 18:30 – 19:20 
Class 2 19:30 – 20:20

This pregnancy Pilates class is delivered by a physical therapist and qualified APPI Pilates instructor.

When completed correctly, pregnancy Pilates is very safe during pregnancy. It’s uniquely adaptable for any level of fitness, all types of injuries and any stage of pregnancy. In fact, Pilates completed correctly can help you sail through your nine months feeling more mobile and comfortable and help you bounce back sooner after giving birth.… Read more

Posted on November 7, 2017

Pregnancy Yoga – Empowering Women

Pregnancy Yoga – Empowering Women

Here at The elbowroom we passionately believe in empowering women. We believe this empowerment is crucial to a positive birthing experience. This is the aim of our prenatal yoga classes and workshops. But enough from us. We’ll let our mums do the talking…

From Lauren

“I’m just writing to tell you that I had a beautiful baby boy last Sunday night. I want to thank you for your wonderful classes throughout my pregnancy!… Read more

Posted on October 27, 2017

Infant Massage

Infant Massage

Learn how to massage your baby in this 5-week course.

Clinical evidence shows that infant massage has positive effects for caregivers and infants and has an important impact on their development. It is through our senses that all human beings interact with their environment.

A sense of well-being and security

Emotionally massage will provide your baby with a sense of well-being and security and can communicate the love you feel for your child.

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Posted on October 26, 2017

CalmMama : Breathe, Relax, Birth

CalmMama : 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 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 October 20, 2017

Why Your Breath Matters In Birth

Why Your Breath Matters In Birth

In our prenatal yoga classes, here at The elbowroom, we put lots of emphasis on breathing and focusing on the breath.

Why?

Well, simply learning how to breathing properly through labour and birth can help your birth experience go from ‘I got through it’ to ‘I was amazing!”.  Here’s how:

When you focus on your breath you can only breathe ‘now’

When you have your eyes closed and are deeply focussed on the hypnotic rhythm of your breath it stops you thinking ahead.  … Read more

Posted on October 16, 2017

Family Food: Vegetarian Chilli without the Chilli

Family Food: Vegetarian Chilli without the Chilli

My kids LOVE this dinner when I accompany it with taco shells, sour cream, iceberg lettuce, mashed avocado with lemon and some grated cheese and just let them build their own tacos! Without the dairy accompaniments, this is a vegan dish.

The recipe works with whatever beans and vegetables you have in, so feel free to experiment!  Its a great way of getting veggies into the kids and for cutting down on meat, which might be perfect after Christmas indulgence!… Read more

Posted on October 15, 2017