Posts in the ‘Mother/Baby Bonding’ Category

No one tells you what it’s really like being a mum

Throughout the past week there has been a lot of discussion around the wellbeing of new parents; recognition that the early months can be a challenging time which, for many, may begin during pregnancy. As a new mum you may well have found yourself saying “No-one tells you what it’s really like.” I am writing

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Transitions – your new baby and you

Many of you reading this will be experiencing the early weeks and months with your new baby, while others will have your memories of this incredibly special but challenging time. For most of us, this is a period of great change and transition from an independent woman into a mother. This transition can be one

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Don’t clamp the cord! Some good news from the RCOG

I have always marvelled at the way nature has provided the newborn baby with a double lifeline in the critical period immediately after birth. Moments after birth, the baby takes its first independent breath. It takes a few minutes for changes to occur in the chambers of the baby’s heart so that is begins to

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Birth Stories No. 2: Monika’s Active Birth

Monika prepared for the birth of her daughter by coming to our Pregnancy Yoga classes with Lynn Murphy. This was her second baby, and this time she chose to give birth in a birthing centre. She would like to share her birth story to show it is possible to have a very personal and intimate experience

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Planning for a ‘Natural Caesarean’

‘Natural Caesarean’ –  Including Benefits of a Natural Birth On our Active Birth Weekend Course we always inspire couples, where possible, to aim for a natural birth. A natural birth will give mother and baby the benefit of the ‘love’ hormones (oxytocin and endorphins) – these stimulate efficient contractions and also play a key role in ‘bonding’

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Precious Placenta

Mother nature gives each baby an incredible gift for future health with a final transfusion of blood from the placenta in the first minutes following birth. The placenta at the time of birth contains about one third of the baby’s blood volume and is rich in nutrients, iron and oxygen, stem cells, T cells, immune

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