Posts in the ‘newborns’ Category

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

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

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

Laid-Back breastfeeding at the Active Birth Centre

Supporting mums who are struggling to breastfeed

Avni Trivedi is the Osteopath at the Active Birth Centre. Here, we’re excited to share the interview series she runs on her own website. I think it’s really important for practitioners to work in an integrated way, as you can address things from all directions and offer the most complete care to your clients. I

Birth Story No. 20: Anna’s calm home birth

There is nothing greater than hearing about the positive birth experiences of the wonderful parents we work with.  This lovely note comes from Anna who attended Janet’s yoga classes at the Active Birth Centre. I wanted to send you news of the birth of our daughter, Ava, and to thank you for all of your

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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

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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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

This baby is a little older - but it's exactly how you'd start 'skin-to-skin' with a newborn

‘Laid-back’ Breastfeeding: Tips and Highlights from the Workshop

Welcome to the first entry on our blog! Last night I gave a workshop at the Active Birth Centre on a wonderful way to have a much easier and more enjoyable start with your new baby. I introduced the concept of ‘laid-back’ breastfeeding pioneered by the midwife Suzanne Colson. It’s an approach she calls ‘Biological Nurturing’.

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