Archive for the 'Pregnancy and Newborns' Category

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. 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 […]

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Rehearsing Labour : Harness the power of your breath

I’m a great believer in working with women to provide practical and effective ways to ride the waves of labour. There are many things we can practice before birth to give us the best opportunity for a more physiologically normal birth. Don’t ever underestimate the power of breath and relaxation and the best preparation for […]

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Why Visit An Osteopath During Pregnancy?

Osteopathy is great for treating common pregnancy symptoms such as aches and pains, sciatica, pubic pain, nausea and vomiting and heartburn.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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