Postnatal


Resources for Pregnancy

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When you're pregnant, your baby's wellbeing is the most important consideration in any choices you make. But with new research and information published each week, it can be hard to keep up with current guidelines. I have compiled a list of national and online resources for pregnancy to help you find the information you need to have a happy, healthy pregnancy and make the best choices for you and your baby. Though there is some overlap, broadly speaking, pregnancy-related is at the top and postnatal is towards the bottom of the list.   Positive Birth Stories H...

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Healing birth scars

Healing birth scars is a two part process as a physical c-section scar can carry the emotional trauma too. In this interview, I tell postnatal fitness expert Vanessa Barker - How birth trauma can cause women to hate their c-section scars How vaginal birth trauma shows up in the body How to heal birth trauma with abdominal massage Self-help for you to heal your scar and emotional trauma You can read the full article in 'The Thought Of Touching My C-section Scar Makes Me Fell Ill'    

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How To Be Sure Of Your Pelvic Floor

Be Sure of Your Pelvic Floor
Did you know that 32% of women in the UK had experienced symptoms of incontinence in the last 30 days (1)? In London, over a million women could be suffering right now and yet the subject is rarely spoken about, or only in quiet whispers in private places. That is a lot of women who are definitely NOT sure of their pelvic floor. There is so much shame attached to it and not much understanding of the therapy available but there is no need for this to be so widespread. Stress incontinence in not a normal part of menopause or aging and can easily be reversed and it's not ...

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Is it safe to have a massage after the birth?

When you're pregnant the world around you softly bends to look after you and your babies well-being. You can get a seat in first class on the way to work and nourishing morsels of food arrive like magic. All this changes after the birth when the attention goes to your baby, and this is quite right, and yet it's so easy for your needs to get completely forgotten. Mums need as much care after the birth of their babies as when they’re pregnant. It’s so easy to forget about looking after yourself in the rush to organise a christening, having family visiting and all the ...

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How often should I have a massage?

I once read that the divine Barbara Streisand flies her massage therapist everywhere with her, first class, so she never need risk her body in stranger’s hands. You can bet she'd be keen on getting her money's worth and have a massage every day. And she couldn't be blamed for requesting the odd bit of shoulder work in-between times too.   Those of us who are less well financially resourced can only dream of a massage twice a day. Instead we must look at how much time and money we have and plan with that in mind.    If you're well-resourced W...

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Packing Heat

Have you ever had an idea so marvelous, you thought it would revolutionise your work life?   Last month I thought I was going to have to take out a patent. “Call Professor Pat Pending!”   Until it turned out I’d re-invented a particularly soothing and wonderful wheel.   It was the result of two wonderful experiences. A treatment involving paraffin wax at the wonderful Thermae Spa in Bath (where I also got to watch the sun go down from a ravishingly azure sky) and a tip from Liz Koch at her psoas workshop about how to sooth particula...

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Learn how to massage your belly

This video will show how to massage your belly to enhance your hormonal and digestive health. Before you get started, bookmark or save the URL for this page so you can find it again. The best time to do your massage is in the evenings just before you go to sleep, take a few minutes to get yourself comfy and prop your knees up with pillows so your belly can be soft. The routine takes 5 minutes or so and and will leave you relaxed and ready for a beautiful night's sleep. The gentle massage is safe except for a few exceptions, do not massage your belly - a few ...

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Womb Yoga

Womb Yoga is a nourishing combination of movement, gentle stretches and breath work that supports your well being whatever your time of the month or time of life. Womb or no womb, we all need to connect with our bodies and allow our internal nature to express itself. Women use this womanly movement to help to Develop kindness towards themselves Allow their natural wisdom to emerge Recover after having a baby Align their pelvises for optimum reproductive well being Calm jangles nervous systems Learn skills for managing menstrual issues Manage menopausal ...

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Woman Kind Retreats

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Love Your Menopause Day Retreat Wednesday 1st November 2017 Watford Quaker meeting House This day retreat is for any woman who is curious to understand more about the adventure into peri-menopause and menopause. At 'Love Your Menopause' we will be showing you how to massage your belly and sharing natural health tips for you to integrate into your everyday life. There will be guided visualisations, womb yoga, time to reflect on your transition and what it means for you as well as support from like-minded women. Most important of all we share fabulous handmade, ...

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A-Z of Massage – Rebozo Massage

Rebozo techniques are not just for pregnancy and birth, everyone can benefit. Find out more in this week's A-Z of Massage on Welldoing.org

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