Archive for the 'Pregnancy, New Mums & Babies' Category

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 […]

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How Reflexology helps IBS, Hormones & Headaches

What is reflexology? Reflexology is so much more than a relaxing foot massage. Reflexology is based on the principal that certain reflex points on the feet correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them creates real benefits for the person’s health. It is a unique treatment that benefits those suffering from a […]

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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 […]

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Introducing Our Private Midwives Ireland Care Package

The elbowroom & Private Midwives Care Package The elbowroom is delighted to be working in collaboration with Private Midwives this year. Private Midwives Ireland is an established company, providing private maternity care to their clients in the comfort of their own home over the past 4 years. They actively offer choice, control and continuity through, continuous, compassionate […]

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Mamas Meetup at The elbowroom

As you know… being a Mum isn’t all about teething and tantrums (though sometimes it feels like it!). Mamas Meet Up brings together like-minded Mums and expecting mums with inspiring guest speakers from around Ireland to discuss everything from your career, style, health, motherhood, and well-being and you can bring the babies too! Enjoy complimentary […]

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The Helpful Breastfeeding Workshop

    A hands-on breastfeeding workshop for new mums. Open to pregnant and new mums – As a mother, one of the best things that only you can do for your baby is to breastfeed. While breastfeeding isn’t the only option for feeding your baby, every mother has the potential to succeed and make it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Breastfeeding & Thrush

Breastfeeding has been going really well, but all of a sudden your nipples are in agony. It seems as though it’s come out of nowhere and to the best of your knowledge you haven’t been doing anything differently to cause it. It could be thrush! Thrush is a fungal infection caused by candida or yeast, […]

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