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Birth Story no.35: Tosan’s Triumph

“When i fell pregnant, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and told it was a high risk pregnancy for this and various other reasons. The medics told me to expect a c-section. This was my first pregnancy and i wanted very much to have the full natural experience. Amidst all the sickness, nausea, migraines, tears, and hospital

Birth Story no.34: Ciara’s Water Birth

  Ciara attended Lynn’s Wednesday evening yoga classes, and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in May 2018. Here’s her account of an incredible water birth experience…   “I started having contractions at midnight and spent the next 5 hours at home using the ball, yoga exercises and breathing to see me through the

In Your Own Words: Mary’s Postnatal Experience

“Lynn came to our home when our little girl Daisy was 3 weeks old – the perfect solution in the early weeks when getting out of the house is near impossible! She started by listening to my birth story and our experience looking after Daisy so far, which really helped to tailor the session to our

Birth Story no. 33: Florence and Lirio

A Beautiful and Tranquil Planned Caesarean Breech Birth   Having always dreamt of a home birth, and having friends with beautiful experiences of home birthing, we planned to receive our baby at home from early on in my pregnancy. I couldn’t wait. I started yoga with Janet at 14 weeks and embarked on educating myself

Relax With Reflexology

“Reflexology resets the balance,” says Sophia Smith, the Active Birth Centre’s resident reflexologist, “And it’s also an incredible way to bond with your unborn baby. It’s a very earthy, strength-giving technique that helps with grounding and preparing for giving birth. It relaxes mum and baby, and it’s comfortable and cosy.”   Sophia works with patients

Lynn’s Story

When people talk about postnatal yoga, they’re often also talking about Lynn Murphy! Our Co-Director at the centre and postnatal guru began her Active Birth journey with the Active Birth book and Janet’s pregnancy yoga classes, and she hasn’t looked back. Here’s Lynn’s uplifting story…   I was given the Active Birth book by a

Become a Developmental Baby Massage Teacher

Now you can qualify as a “Developmental Baby Massage Teacher” – Certificated and fully Accredited with FEDANT and IPTI   The Active Birth Centre is proud to work with Peter Walker and will be hosting his international teacher training course on 23-24 June 2018.   This is a fantastic opportunity for Active Birth teachers, midwives,

Birth Story no. 32: Sara – Natural Birth In Just 5 Hours!

My beautiful baby daughter was born in the Whittington’s birth centre at 7:40am after a very quick 5-hour labour. As she’s my first baby, I was expecting a far longer labour, so it came as quite a shock when things progressed quickly! In early labour I was able to use the breathing techniques I’d learned

Yoga Pose no.8: Standing Dog Pose

If you don’t fancy the head down dog – or if you are in late pregnancy (after 30 weeks) when I don’t recommend inverted postures – you can try this Standing Dog Pose as an effective alternative.   First, do the arms up stretch on the wall to release your shoulders and upper back, with

Yoga Pose No.7: Dog Pose for Pregnancy

We have a great new yoga pose for you this month: the famous Dog pose, specially adapted for pregnancy!   Janet says: “People often ask me whether this yoga sequence is good to do in pregnancy as it is an inverted position. The answer is yes IF you feel like it and ONLY when you

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New Parents: Discover how to help your baby feel more relaxed - in the comfort of your own home!

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