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Article Category - "Pregnancy and Newborns"

Preparing for Motherhood

Preparing for Motherhood

At the elbowroom, we have developed a one stop shop for all our mums to be, Preparing for Motherhood.  We understand motherhood as we are mothers, mid-wives and specialist practitioners. Over the years our classes, clinics & workshops have been designed to support your needs.

Fertility Services We develop a support plan for those with fertility and early pregnancy issues. For both men, women and those going through IVF according to your specific needs.… Read more

Posted on November 19, 2014

Get all the pregnancy support You need

Get all the pregnancy support You need

Keeping your strength up during pregnancy isn’t always easy, physically and emotionally it’s a lot to deal with. Raging hormones, swollen ankles, forever hungry, fretting over finances. You really are being put through your paces. Although some sail through pregnancy and have oodles of energy and support for many, we need a helping hand.

Help with the physicalities

Pregnancy Pilates is a great and safe way to stay fit and strong throughout your pregnancy.… Read more

Posted on October 22, 2014

Preparing for Birth – picking your birth partner

Preparing for Birth – picking your birth partner

Giving birth is quite the occasion, it doesn’t happen very often and lets face it, you aren’t going to be thinking straight no matter how much planning you have put in, as the pain can be a tad distracting.

So it’s really helpful to have a good birth partner, who knows exactly what you want and will fight your corner when you are busy breathing through the pain. It may be that the baby’s dad is the ideal birthing partner.… Read more

Posted on October 17, 2014

Birth plans – covering all options

Birth plans – covering all options

Okay, so now that the bump’s in full view it’s making you a shining beacon for women who want to tell you the worst birth stories ever. How about some good news?

There is a lot you can do to help bring about a natural, calm and easier birth.

Many women birth in hospitals avoiding any medication and medical intervention unless medically necessary. Its all about following the natural rhythms of labour, understanding how their body works and trusting their body.… Read more

Posted on September 24, 2014

Getting latched on to breastfeeding

Getting latched on to breastfeeding

Becoming a new mum is a fantastic yet scary time in your life. Everyone & anyone is offering you advice, while your hormones are running wild and your brain is imploding with that overwhelming sense of responsibility.  How do you come to terms with it all, especially when you haven’t even had a good nights sleep!
I’ve been reading an interesting article on mothering.com who asked their readers for 5 words of advice to give a new mum.… Read more

Posted on August 14, 2014

Let’s Get PC About Pregnancy Pilates

Let’s Get PC About Pregnancy Pilates

In pregnancy pilates, we always focus on the importance of your pelvic floor muscles as well as your abdominal muscles.

Core

The pelvic floor muscles are the foundation for 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.… Read more

Posted on July 20, 2014