Hypnobirthing is a logical approach to childbirth. The tools and techniques you will learn on a course are hugely beneficial for Mums, birth partners and babies! You will find the relaxation techniques you practice in pregnancy can be used not only for birth but life in general.
Your complete guide to an active pregnancy with 20 weight-based and bodyweight workouts spanning the nine months of pregnancy and supporting your post-natal recovery.
What to pack in your hospital bag can be a minefield, if you packed every single thing that someone recommends you take, you would probably need a suitcase big enough for a family of 4! here Is a list of things to make packing your hospital bag a little easier for you! Maternity notes, including
A TENS machine for labour is a safe, effective, drug free pain relief used widely during childbirth..but don’t just take my word for it, here is what other people have said… “I couldn’t have got through my labour without my TENS machine, I took it off to go into the birth pool and I instantly
One thing I wish midwives and health professionals taught pregnant ladies is how to get in and out of bed safely. Getting in and out of bed CORRECTLY when you are pregnant is really important. Your abdominal muscles are already stretched beyond where they would like to be, and they really don’t like being put
Research has shown that massaging your perineum from 34 weeks, reduces the chance that you might damage this area during birth (with a tear or bruising). This is particularly beneficial if you are having your first baby. The perineum is the area of tissue between your vagina and anus. It connects with the muscles of
There are many risk factors to pelvic pain during pregnancy and one of the most common is hypermobility. If you have hypermobility it means that your joints are more flexible than other peoples (sometimes referred to as being ‘double jointed’). Hormones and Hypermobility During pregnancy a hormone called relaxin is produced, with important effects in
I am often asked “Should I be doing my pelvic floor exercises when I am pregnant? Won’t it make it more difficult for me to give birth?” the answer it YES you should and NO it won’t. Providing you are doing it correctly. I explain this to my clients using this analogy; would you pick
Discomfort at night is the most common complaint from the clients in my Women’s Health Physiotherapy clinic based in Cornwall so knowing how to get comfortable in bed when you are pregnant is a winner! So this is how I recommend my ‘bumps’, especially those in pain, to sleep. With one pillow under your waist
Are squats safe when you are pregnant? YES** Should you do squats then you are pregnant? YES** (**Unless for a medical reason you have been advised not to by your healthcare provider, pain limits you or baby is in a non-optimal position after 30 weeks) Squats have multiple benefits including: -Improved pelvic floor strength -Strength