The Birth Place Study showed that generally home was the safest place for low risk second time mums. This was a study to look at the different places for birth and the safety for mother and baby as well as costs implications. It is an interesting study you can find some information about it here. … Continue reading International Home Birth Day
I’ve been watching with interest and slight horror that the meme about Kate Middleton going home and being in her pjs has stirred up. I’ve read and reflected and wonder if we are missing the point a bit here, it’s not about what women put on after birth, whether that is make up, high heels … Continue reading No Photos Please
It’s time to take a stand for pregnant women everywhere. We hear so much about how pregnancy takes a toll on the female body, and hear how women are told they just have to put up with back ache, hip ache or any other pregnancy symptom, or that the only way to deal … Continue reading Birth preparation – we need to make changes
When I was pregnant with my first I joined a pregnancy yoga class and a whole world opened before me. All of a sudden there was talks of aches here, pains there, (in all manner of places that just weren’t mentioned in polite society). Some women got these worse than others and some didn’t … Continue reading The birth of a programme
...and what does the 12 week pregnancy exercise; birth preparation involve? The majority of what we see as common pregnancy ailments; back ache, swollen legs, feet getting bigger, pelvic pain, rib pain.... are not really caused by pregnancy. Instead, they are symptoms of a weakened and misaligned body having to cope with the extra weight … Continue reading So why is it important to prepare your body for birth?