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Tips to navigate the hospital system – part II

Tips to navigate the hospital system – part II

Here is Part II of our post for navigating the hospital system.

For the real deal and to best improve your chances, remember independent advice is often the best preparation. If you are interested in learning more about teaching Couples Birthing Workshops, our new Advanced Pregnancy Module for these workshops with Lisa Wilkinson, Melissa Curtis & Private Midwives Ireland (Liz Halliday) are a great opportunity to explore and learn.

Advanced Pregnancy Teacher Training starts April 27th, Individual module booking available.… Read more

Posted on March 20, 2015

Six tips to navigate the hospital system part I

Six tips to navigate the hospital system part I

As a woman being informed and prepared is the best way to make a decision on what kind of birthing experience you would like to get with your pregnancy.

To help you reach a decision we have complied some tips to guide you. We have quite a few so rather than make this an epic blog post, we are going to break it up into 2 parts. So this is part 1.… Read more

Posted on March 19, 2015

How to be a useful birth partner

How to be a useful birth partner

Send this post to your birth partner and help them prepare for the big event. If you need even more help, booking into an independent birthing workshop will empower both of you.

If you cannot make the birthing workshop with your parter at The elbowroom,  these are some tips to help whilst at home. Getting into hospital too early can be problematic and the advice for midwives is to stay at home as long as you are happy doing so.… Read more

Posted on March 17, 2015

Sling and bling – Tips for wearing your baby

Sling and bling – Tips for wearing your baby

In addition to helping infants develop emotionally and socially, baby slings also meet their physical needs. Babies need and enjoy motion. In the womb, they become accustomed to the sound of mother’s heart pumping blood and to the feeling of being confined in a small space.  If you are looking for some tips or just plain adult company, join us in a relaxed environment at our sling cafe enjoy a coffee or treat and, where you can meet other mums and our baby wearing expert Billie. … Read more

Posted on March 4, 2015

Top tips for sucessful breastfeeding

Top tips for sucessful breastfeeding

We often spend so much time reading books preparing for birth far less time getting ready for breastfeeding. If you think about it we spend a few hours in labour but maybe months breastfeeding.

Read this post to help get the best start and join us at our Preparing for Birth workshop. To help  you along the way we have prepared helpful hints.

Here’s the tips

Whilst some women find breastfeeding straightforward, a large number of have us may have some form of struggle.… Read more

Posted on January 8, 2015

10 ways to help achieve a positive, calm and natural birth

10 ways to help achieve a positive, calm and natural birth

Ok, so the bump’s in full view – making you a shinning beacon for women who want to tell you the worst birth stories ever.  How about some good news?  There is lots you can do to help bring about a natural, calm and easier birth.  Here’s a list of 10 ways to achieve a positive natural birth.

If you’d like to hear more join me at the Preparing for Birth – workshop on Saturday 10th January

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Posted on January 7, 2015