Posts Tagged ‘natural birth’

Relaxing During Early Labour

Here are three ways to relax in early labour: It’s helpful  to conserve your energy before the intensity  builds up – especially if labour starts at night. Rest and even sleep between contractions lying on your left side, with your upper body well supported… …or kneel over a ball, onto a comfy pillow. If you

Rachel’s Birth Story: Quick, Calm & In Control

I just wanted to let you know that we welcomed another boy to our family in December, weighing 3.6kg! The early hours of the morning he arrived were slightly unsettled with many trips to the bathroom and a bit of back ache (which I initially put down to having spent so much time in bed

Active Birth: The Next Generation

Lara’s very first encounter with Janet Balaskas and Active Birth was when she was born! Her mother, Jackie, had attended Janet’s pregnancy yoga classes, and Janet was there to help during Lara’s birth – which went beautifully. Fast forward 38 years and Lara is expecting her first baby. Of course her mum recommended Active Birth,

Top Tips From Janet: Clary Sage Essential Oil

Here is something great to have in your birth kit. Clary Sage, when used is labour*, has been called natural ‘gas and air’. It is often used in combination with lavender, which has antiseptic and relaxing qualities.  Because clary sage is an analgesic, a mixture of the two often provides just what you need to

Imogen’s Birth Story: Another Successful Home Birth

We received a beautiful email from Imogen, just one day after her son’s birth. — My baby was born at home at 8.10am, weighing 7lbs 9oz. My labour was 4 hours and I practiced my yoga as much as possible, imagining spiralling downwards and using sound work to breathe through the contractions. Despite having read

Nikki’s Birth Story: Don’t worry, you’re more prepared than you think!

We received this lovely letter from Nikki, who attended  the Active Birth Weekend, as well as Janet’s pregnancy yoga classes. Thank-you for sharing your calm, confident approach Nikki, and congratulations to all three of you!   — — — — — Hi Janet I wanted to write to tell you about the birth of our

Birth Story: Jen – A Relaxed, Positive Birth Experience

Jen attended our Tuesday evening Pregnancy Yoga classes with Lynn and a Couples Yoga class with Janet before giving birth to her precious son. She got in touch to share her relaxed birth experience…   I wanted to let you know that our son, Kieran Dominic, was born last Tuesday morning. Although it wasn’t quite

Stella’s Story: A “Textbook” Example Of Natural Birth!

“A little message to say that baby Bruno was born at UCH last Friday night! We are all in good health. Giving birth was the most amazing experience and I couldn’t be happier about how it went. I didn’t need to resort to any medical pain relief, not even gas and air. I used the

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

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