Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

Top 10 Benefits of Active Birth

There are so many benefits when you have an Active Birth – here are the top 10…

SILVIA’S BIRTH STORY: A PRECIOUS EXPERIENCE

Our wonderful son was born in July and we’re very happy with how everything went! Labour/birth was such a positive experience. We had a natural pool birth in the High Barnet birth centre and Janet, you were in our minds with your wise words all the time. We’ve found everything you’ve taught us and the

Melissa’s Birth Story: A beautiful Active Birth during lockdown

Melissa had an empowered Active Birth earlier in April, and we’re absolutely thrilled for her and her lovely family!  She shared her story in an email… — We welcomed our baby girl into the world at 2.50am, some hours after I had spoken to Janet the previous evening. We arrived at the hospital after my

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,

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 &

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

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

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