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  • 15 Jun 2015

    Babywearing questions answered

    There are so many slings on the market now, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choice. But there are also lots of fantastic experts willing to offer their own experiences of babywearing. […] more

  • 21 Apr 2015

    MAKE YOUR OWN Nappy Cream

    Katie at Wellness Mama shares her favourite recipe for creating your own calendula nappy cream, proven to soothe sore skin. It can even be used effectively on rashes or for healing postpartum. […] more

  • 15 Mar 2015

    How to have a mindful birth

    You may have heard that oxytocin is the hormone we want to have flowing around the body during labour. It helps the natural process of birth along. But do you know how to actively promote oxytocin besides just trying to relax? In the midst of facing unknown challenges in labour, it is very normal to feel the emotions and sensations associated with a loss of control. The question is, will you be able to make space to observe and simply 'be with' your thoughts, emotions and sensations in a way that avoids spiralling into panic? […] more

  • 26 Mar 2014

    Healing the perineum after birth

    The perineum is the delicate piece of skin found, on a woman (though men have a perineum as well), between the vagina and anus. It is an important part of a woman’s anatomy because it connects with the pelvic floor muscles – two broad flat muscles that create a hammock-like support to the pelvic organs. It is also an area that women often become painfully aware of after giving birth, with an estimated 85% experiencing some degree of perineal tear. […] more

  • 14 Jan 2014

    WIN A LUXURY BIRTH POOL HIRE

    Born in Water supplies heated pools across the UK to families preparing for home births and pregnant women suffering with SPD, back pain or just requiring some much needed relaxation. The immersion in warm water soothes aches and pains and provides a tranquil 'nest' for any pregnant woman. Each package includes everything required to run the pool for your selected hire period. They are really straight forward to assemble and inexpensive to run. There are a selection of packages available for various budgets and requirements, just visit the website for more information, you can also see what previous customers have to say. […] more

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