How do you visualise birth?

An essential part of birth preparation is to explore and release your fears and anxieties or ‘paper tigers’ as Pam England refers to them, that may spring up and slow down or even stop your labour. Giving yourself time to sit with these fears, anxieties and worries doesn’t allow them to take hold, instead, sitting … Continue reading How do you visualise birth?

Tongue postion, jaw tension and pelvic health

As part of a whole-body approach when there are pelvic issues jaw tension is part of the rehabilitation work to be done.  The jaw and the pelvis are physiologically linked and the alignment and relaxation of one profoundly affects the other. So releasing tension in the jaw will help as part of birth preparation and … Continue reading Tongue postion, jaw tension and pelvic health

Why kegels are not the best birth prep exercise

During my first pregnancy my pregnancy class teacher was insistent we did our kegels, squeeze, hold, release. I half did them but wasn’t particularly keen – I found them a bit uncomfortable to be honest. But are they essential for preventing sneeze pee and other postpartum incontinence? If you think about it preparing for birth … Continue reading Why kegels are not the best birth prep exercise

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Helping Your Baby Find Their Way

Optimal foetal positioning helping your baby find their way You might see on your hand held notes some odd abbreviations (actually a lot of them need some deciphering) but in this blog it is the baby’s position I am talking about. LOA (left occiput Anterior) , LOT (Left Occiput Transverse), ROA (Right Occiput Anterior), ROP … Continue reading Helping Your Baby Find Their Way

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Belly dancing and the Mobile Pelvis

Which kind of sounds like the perfect superhero duo! I quite breezily say my classes both pregnancy and postnatal work on getting a mobile pelvis, I also talk about a neutral pelvis and a tilted pelvis and sometimes mention a stable pelvis. The pelvis features a lot in my work (and I have just spent … Continue reading Belly dancing and the Mobile Pelvis