Posts Tagged ‘positive birth’

Change Is In The Air!

  Dear friends, clients and colleagues   This is to let you know that the Active Birth Centre is taking a new direction. After lockdown we are no longer going to have premises at Bickerton House and instead we are developing some really amazing online opportunities to access our programme of birth preparation with Janet

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

Yoga Pose: Child’s Pose Over a Ball

This is a great pose to use all the way through your pregnancy, but it’s especially useful during the last six weeks. Stretch out with Part 1, then relax with Part 2. Part 1 Sitting in Child’s Pose, place your palms on top of the ball Roll it forward until you can rest your forehead

Pregnant During Summer? Enjoy It!

Being pregnant during the summer shouldn’t be a worry. Yes, it can get uncomfortable sometimes, but there are plenty of ways to beat the heat and have a calm, cool pregnancy. There’s also so much to enjoy about being pregnant at this time of year! Vitamin D – sunshine is good for you and your

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

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

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

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

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