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World Breastfeeding Week 2019 – “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”

Breastfeeding Week is a time for us to think as a society about how we can support new mothers & their families better. Part of that support is helping women feed their babies, and we know that where women receive help from family members in the early weeks and months there is an impact on

On Becoming A Grandma!

by Lynn Murphy I became a grandma (Nana) 12 days ago… it has been a time filled with awe and wonder at the beauty of new life and what a grandchild brings to all the extended family. It got me thinking that over the last 20 years of working with new parents and mothers I

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Finding The Right Pregnancy Yoga Class For You

If you’re pregnant or even thinking about having a baby, you probably see pregnancy yoga ads on a daily basis! How do you know which class will offer the best experience and instruction for you and your baby? Here are a few important points we suggest considering when looking at all the options: Experience &

Yoga Pose: Child’s Pose Over a Ball

This is a great pose to use all the way through your pregnancy, but it’s especially useful during the last six weeks. Stretch out with Part 1, then relax with Part 2. Part 1 Sitting in Child’s Pose, place your palms on top of the ball Roll it forward until you can rest your forehead

Pregnant During Summer? Enjoy It!

Being pregnant during the summer shouldn’t be a worry. Yes, it can get uncomfortable sometimes, but there are plenty of ways to beat the heat and have a calm, cool pregnancy. There’s also so much to enjoy about being pregnant at this time of year! Vitamin D – sunshine is good for you and your

Yoga Pose: Sitting Comfortably

This is a great alternative to the wide leg sitting positions, which also helps to position your baby well. Place a soft folded blanket under your feet and sit back onto two blocks (add cushions too if you want to), keeping knees together.   Want to learn more yoga poses that can help you and

Yoga Pose No.9 – ‘Slow Down’ Position for Labour

This simple but effective yoga pose helps to slow down labour or reduce intensity by moving your baby’s head away from the opening cervix. 1.Start off on all fours 2. Then slowly lower yourself until your head is is close to the floor. 3. Relax and breathe for a minute or so. This position will

Top Tips From Janet: Clary Sage Essential Oil

Here is something great to have in your birth kit. Clary Sage, when used is labour*, has been called natural ‘gas and air’. It is often used in combination with lavender, which has antiseptic and relaxing qualities.  Because clary sage is an analgesic, a mixture of the two often provides just what you need to

Imogen’s Birth Story: Another Successful Home Birth

We received a beautiful email from Imogen, just one day after her son’s birth. — My baby was born at home at 8.10am, weighing 7lbs 9oz. My labour was 4 hours and I practiced my yoga as much as possible, imagining spiralling downwards and using sound work to breathe through the contractions. Despite having read

Better Support For New Mums

Lynn Murphy, Active Birth Centre co-director and postnatal guru, writes: My classes for new mums and their babies are all about better supporting women in their journey into motherhood. I have two courses: the first, New Baby & Me, is for mums and babies in the first 3 months after birth. The second is Mama

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