Blog - Active Birth Centre

World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 August 2018

Breastfeeding is a subject that can be so emotive and at times divisive between women, but World Breastfeeding Week aims to share information on breastfeeding, which helps women to make informed choices.   In reality, breastfeeding does not always get off to a good start and support is often lacking from family and professionals… We

Mel’s Birth Story: Home Birth Is Where The Heart Is

“I can’t thank you enough for the support running up to birth for me and Joe, it all made such a huge difference. Juno was born at 42 weeks exactly, at home, in a pool. My independent midwives, Carole and Regina, were amazing and I feel so lucky to have had them there. I think

Victoria’s Birth Story: A Choice And A Voice

We loved reading this heart-warming birth story from Victoria, who gave birth earlier in 2018.  She’s another inspiring lady whose strength, determination and resilience resulted in a beautiful welcome for her baby. — “Once baby Jude was five days overdue, we decided to change our plans of a homebirth and opted for a gentle induction

Beat The Heatwave

It’s time to cool down! We’re loving the summer sunshine, but this heatwave can get uncomfortable – especially if you’re pregnant or have a new baby at home. Janet Balaskas and Lynn Murphy have some great advice that’ll help you and your precious ones to enjoy your summer…   Drinking plenty of water and keeping

Birth Story #36: Jana’s Path To Pure Bliss

Jana attended Lynn’s pregnancy yoga classes and gave birth to handsome baby Leo with her husband, midwives and nurses cheering her on! It’s amazing what positive energy can do…   “The birth of our son Leo started in the middle of the night. Around midnight my waters broke, I was surprised because I knew that

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

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