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Article Category - "Pregnancy and Newborns"

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

Restorative and Deep Relaxation Yoga for Pregnancy

Restorative and Deep Relaxation Yoga for Pregnancy Deep relaxation and a labour rehearsal empowering your journey into motherhood.

For pregnant women, whose bodies and minds are constantly working to literally create life inside of them, restorative yoga is a perfect way to help your body rest and regenerate in order to complete this profound and instinctual task of creation.

Restorative yoga also allows your mind a rest from the stresses and anxieties you may be feeling during pregnancy and in preparation for birth.… Read more

Posted on September 18, 2015

Restorative and Deep Relaxation Yoga for Pregnancy

Restorative and Deep Relaxation Yoga for Pregnancy Deep relaxation and a labour rehearsal empowering your journey into motherhood.

For pregnant women, whose bodies and minds are constantly working to literally create life inside of them, restorative yoga is a perfect way to help your body rest and regenerate in order to complete this profound and instinctual task of creation.

Restorative yoga also allows your mind a rest from the stresses and anxieties you may be feeling during pregnancy and in preparation for birth.… Read more

Posted on September 17, 2015

How to know if your breastfeeding baby getting enough milk?

How to know if your breastfeeding baby getting enough milk? Is your breastfeeding baby getting enough milk?

Here is a post I wrote for Eumom about how you know if you baby is getting enough milk. I have copied it under here for you to read if you can’t make this weekend’s breastfeeding workshop (best to go when your are pregnant but new mums very welcome). 

I remember vividly sitting in the waiting room at the Rotunda listening to a conversation between a midwife and a new mum.… Read more

Posted on July 14, 2015

Benefits of squat exercises during pregnancy.

Benefits of squat exercises during pregnancy.

Exercising during pregnancy provides a number of benefits for both the mother (shorter labour) and the baby (less colic). What should also be highlighted is that for many mothers keeping active makes them happier, less anxious and helps them feel more in tune with their growing body. So it makes sense to help pregnant women stay as active as they can.

The short answer to the question of how much and what type of exercise is safe is simple.… Read more

Posted on July 1, 2015

Maintain good posture during pregnancy and the benefits of Pilates

Maintain good posture during pregnancy and the benefits of Pilates

As your pregnancy evolves and your belly increases in size, it is difficult to know if you are maintaining good posture during pregnancy. The aim of this post is to give you ideas on how to achieve correct posture and the benefits of maintaining it for you and your baby during and beyond your pregnancy.

In order to achieve good posture keep these ideas in mind:

  • Look forward
  • Keep wide across collar bones and draw shoulder blades down you back
  • Imagine you are being pulled upwards from your head by a piece of string
  • Keep you pelvis in neutral
  • Aim to keep shoulders directly over hips
  • Avoid sitting with crossed legs
  • Avoid standing on one hip or weight on one side
  • Avoid carrying children constantly on the same side.
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Posted on May 25, 2015