Blog - Active Birth Centre

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

Birth Story No.31: Eilis – Strength From Within

“I am so proud of myself. So proud of being a woman. So proud that I laboured so naturally against all the odds.”   Eilis had attended Lynn’s pregnancy yoga classes. She gave birth in January 2018, demonstrating the incredible strength women are capable of, and the power of breathing, grounding yourself, and creating a

Birth Story no. 30: Victoria – Empower yourself, even when plans go awry

No matter how much planning we do, life often has other ideas. As the old saying goes though, it’s not about what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens. We loved hearing how even when plans changed completely, Victoria and her husband Perry used Active Birth techniques to empower themselves and welcome

Global Empowerment for Birthing Mothers – Portugal

Janet spoke at the Nascer Positivo conference held in Porto, Portugal on 8-9 March. Her presentation ‘Ancient and New Birthing Wisdom’ focused on the history and principles of Active Birth and was well received by the audience, which included nurses, midwives, doctors, doulas and specialists in hospital and home birth. This inspiring Positive Birth event

Birth Story No 29 : Jennie – The Joy of an Active Birth

Like many of the women who attend your classes, I had hoped for a natural birth at the Whittington Birth Centre, but at 40 weeks + 5 days pregnant I experienced a noticeable reduction in foetal movements. After much discussion with my husband, we agreed to take the hospital’s advice and have the labour induced later the same

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