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Preparing for Birth : Positive Birth Workshop for Partners

Preparing for Birth : Positive Birth Workshop for Partners

The birth of your baby is one of the most important moments of your life!

Make sure you and your partner are fully prepared and informed with our one-day, antenatal workshop.

This comprehensive antenatal course will pass on years of wisdom and experience and give a practical toolkit of techniques to mothers and their birth partners.

You Will Learn

Understanding the different stages of labour and their hallmarks

Labouring at home safely and comfortably

When is the right time to go to the hospital

Being a useful and calming birthing partner

Finding comfort and calm during labour and birth

Positions and breathing for all stages of labour and birth

What to expect in the hospital

How to reduce medical intervention and keep labour progressing

Protecting your perineum

Making informed choices in birth and feeling empowered during all stages

Included: 1 free prenatal yoga class – bring a partner to the workshop for free

If you would like any more information on our workshop please email us or contact us on 01 677 9859.… Read more

Posted on December 9, 2017

Relaxing into early Labour : 10 Tips

Relaxing into early Labour : 10 Tips

As a Douala 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 normally go home or sleep in a spare room.

Relaxation is the key to both keeping labour moving and initiating it in the first place.… Read more

Posted on February 13, 2017

Understanding reflux and how to help the reflux baby

Understanding reflux and how to help the reflux baby

Your baby is feeding and spitting up milk. That is a normal problem. A laundry problem yes, but none the less normal. However, in some cases the spitting up of milk becomes quite frequent and starts to cause the baby distress. If your baby displays these symptoms, they may have a medical condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

When your baby feeds, milk moves down to the stomach, which operates with two safety valves to manage its contents.… Read more

Posted on May 10, 2016

Your waters have broken: Let a sanitary towel be your friend

Your waters have broken: Let a sanitary towel be your friend

In this post we look at how you look after yourself and your baby when your waters break before labour starts. I cover this in detail during my workshops but in case you can’t make them, this will be a helpful guide.

What is amniotic fluid?

Protective water around your baby inside the membrane sac. After 20 weeks it is mostly produced by the babies kidneys – Yes its wee. It’s straw coloured with flex of vernex which is your babies skin.… Read more

Posted on November 6, 2015

How important is having a strong pelvic floor?

How important is having a strong pelvic floor? What and where is your pelvic floor

The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation of the core of the body. They help stabilize the pelvis, and they support the organs of the lower abdominal cavity, like the bladder and uterus. The pelvic floor muscles, along with the deep muscles of the back and abdomen, form the group of muscles we work when we focus on developing core strength.

You can think of the pelvic floor muscles as a web of interrelated muscles, tendons and ligaments that form a supportive hammock at the base of the pelvic bowl.… Read more

Posted on October 14, 2015