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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

Exercises To Help Your Breech Baby Turn

If your baby is breech around 34 weeks (head under your ribs rather than above the pelvis) you may want to know what you can do to encourage baby to turn head-down before the birth. NB: You should only start doing these exercises at 34+ weeks, and only if breech position has been confirmed by

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,

Haru’s Birth Story – Preparation Makes All The Difference

I wanted to let you know that our daughter was born swiftly and safely, and I also want to say a huge thank you as the preparation I did in your yoga classes and Hypnobirthing for Active Birth course was invaluable. My water broke naturally only one day before my due date, and my labour

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 – “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”

Breastfeeding Week is a time for us to think as a society about how we can support new mothers & their families better. Part of that support is helping women feed their babies, and we know that where women receive help from family members in the early weeks and months there is an impact on

On Becoming A Grandma!

by Lynn Murphy I became a grandma (Nana) 12 days ago… it has been a time filled with awe and wonder at the beauty of new life and what a grandchild brings to all the extended family. It got me thinking that over the last 20 years of working with new parents and mothers I

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Finding The Right Pregnancy Yoga Class For You

If you’re pregnant or even thinking about having a baby, you probably see pregnancy yoga ads on a daily basis! How do you know which class will offer the best experience and instruction for you and your baby? Here are a few important points we suggest considering when looking at all the options: Experience &

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

Yoga Pose: Sitting Comfortably

This is a great alternative to the wide leg sitting positions, which also helps to position your baby well. Place a soft folded blanket under your feet and sit back onto two blocks (add cushions too if you want to), keeping knees together.   Want to learn more yoga poses that can help you and

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