Article Category - "Pregnancy, New Mums & Babies"
When you are preparing to have a child for the first time, you receive a lot of advice from a myriad of people. Some of that advice is useful for the kind of parent you want to be a parent but unfortunately, a lot of it is not.
If you want to do your part to help the environment as a parent, it can be hard to figure out what exactly works while making your life easier as a parent.… Read more
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
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
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
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
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