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Article Category - "Pregnancy and Newborns"

How To Navigate The Hospital System

How To Navigate The Hospital System

Are you considering a natural birth or would you like more information on the options available to you and your partner? 

Empower

Empower yourselves with all the knowledge available for the birth of your baby.  We’ve put together some useful pointers you should discuss. For the real deal and to best improve your chances, remember independent advice is often the best preparation. Come and join our birthing workshop on Sunday 24h of November

Natural Birth

Asking for a midwife who is experienced in natural birth can really make a difference.… Read more

Posted on November 20, 2013

A Hands-on Preparation Class for Pregnant Mums

A Hands-on Preparation Class for Pregnant Mums

This class is designed to prepare you for breastfeeding and give you the chance of getting off to a great start.

First-Time Mums

It is suitable for first-time mums as well as those who want to have a better breastfeeding experience with their second baby.  Areas covered include:

  • The benefits of breastfeeding
  • Maximising your chances of success
  • How to know if your baby is latched on properly
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Troubleshooting: potential problems and how to avoid them
  • Expressing milk
  • Where to find information and support
Positive Breastfeeding

Studies show that mothers who enjoy a positive breastfeeding experience are more likely to have attended a preparation course.… Read more

Posted on October 15, 2013

Exercises to strengthen the Pelvic Floor

Exercises to strengthen the Pelvic Floor

In pregnancy pilates classes, starting this week, we always focus on the importance of your pelvic floor muscles as well as your abdominal muscles. And this is why.

What and where is your Pelvic Floor?

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 October 3, 2013

4 Great Resolutions For Breastfeeding

4 Great Resolutions For Breastfeeding Tips for breastfeeding

Here are some top resolutions for easing into breastfeeding to make life easier for you. We will give you all the information you need and more in at our breastfeeding workshop taking place Sunday 29th September.

  • Sleep when your baby sleeps. Sleep deprivation is exhausting. Get sleep when you can. Sleep in separate beds from any parter if it means you both get sleep.
  • Keep hospital visitors to the bare minimum.
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Posted on September 13, 2013

The Final Countdown 6 weeks To The Arrival Of Your Baby

The Final Countdown 6 weeks To The Arrival Of Your Baby Are you prepared for Birth?

Are you well prepared for birth or perhaps completely overwhelmed at the thought of giving birth & ready to leave it all in the hands of the medical profession?  Either way this is an important time to take note of some worthy advice.

independent birthing workshop

One of the best recommendations we can give is to do an independent birthing workshop to prepare.

Due to busy schedules, juggling responsibilities & getting life ready for your bundle of joy, adrenalin levels are at a high.  … Read more

Posted on August 27, 2013