Posts Tagged ‘birth without fear’

Hypnobirthing and Active Birth

Hypnobirthing works wonderfully with Active Birth. It builds towards the same goal of helping you become more confident and trusting in your body, and less fearful of giving birth, and it’s a beautiful way to connect more deeply with your body and your baby. Find out more about what Hypnobirthing can do for you in this blog by Janet Balaskas, founder of Active 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

Great Feedback From Our Online Classes!

We’ve received some wonderful comments about our online Pregnancy Yoga classes! Here are a few of our favourites…   What an absolutely fantastic class – thank you so much! I really felt like I was in the room with you.”   “Thank you so much for last night. It was wonderful and so needed. Being

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

Yoga Pose No.9 – ‘Slow Down’ Position for Labour

This simple but effective yoga pose helps to slow down labour or reduce intensity by moving your baby’s head away from the opening cervix. 1.Start off on all fours 2. Then slowly lower yourself until your head is is close to the floor. 3. Relax and breathe for a minute or so. This position will

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 #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

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