My New Moon Baby – 1st Sept 2016

Our son, Tyson Smyth was born on 1st September 2016, 11.09pm (New Moon – Virgo) – at home in the birth pool in our apartment in London. Born at 38 weeks gestation, weighing 7.8lbs (3.5g)   Below is my birth story. I was blessed to have had such a wonderful experience, a positive labour and birth – and I know …

Postnatal Yogalates

Simple short workout for all women and especially targeting new moms Start after 6 weeks postpartum, or 10 weeks if you had a C-section. Always consult your doctor before starting with exercise. NB you can and should start doing your pelvic floor exercises straight away – use feeding time as a reminder to just do them. Breathing 3 Part Breath …

Golden Thread Breath – Breathing Techniques for Relaxation

Breathing is one of the greatest tools you have to stay calm and relaxed and keep adrenalin at bay whilst encouraging oxytocin and endorphin production. Breath is with you always. Golden Thread Especially beneficial for labour, relaxes, focuses the mind, calms nerves Breathe in through the nose. Exhale from pursed lips and imagine a golden thread spinning across the room. …

Top Ten – Visitors after the Birth ( pregnantchicken.com )

One of my favourites, I am sharing this for my friends who have recently welcomed little ones to their lives! Visitors After the Baby – 10 Tips www.pregnantchicken.com Do you feel special when you’re pregnant? Well, step aside, Lady, because a baby is here and people love babies. The dilemma that comes with having this little rock star in your home now …

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Pregnancy Hormones

HGC – Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin = prevents the glandular tissue of the ovary(Corpus Luteum) from disintegrating In turn the Corpus Luteum secretes Oestrogen and Progesterone to prevent the break down of the walls of the uterus (the endometrium) this allows implantation to take place Placenta takes over from Corpus Luteum  – it also secretes Oestrogen and Progesterone as well as …

My Perinatal Yoga Teacher Training – Module I

Anatomy and Physiology of Birth 20th – 22nd April 2012 I am so excited to start this course, it is something I have quite an interest in yet I really don’t know that much about it (first day taught me that!) I look at pregnancy with rose tinted glasses, thinking that it is a wonderful time for a woman and just …