Posts Tagged ‘active birth’

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

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

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

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