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06Apr

Positive Birth Kit

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  • Antenatal, Hypnobirthing, Positive Birth
Key elements to a positive birth include – feeling calm and safe, having a supportive birth team and building up oxytocin levels in the body to support the birth process. This blog is a quick reference guide of easy ways to control what you can in any birth space and help support your body and […]
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20Mar

Coronavirus and the 4th Trimester

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  • 4th Trimester, Breastfeeding, Coronavirus, Covid, Covid19, Newborn, Postnatal
In such an uncertain time, with Coronavirus affecting services and communities, there are a lot of challenges facing pregnancy, birth and those early postnatal weeks. Many people may be worried about grandparents, family and friends not getting to meet their new babies or the thought of being holed up in the house for the next […]
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22Feb

Breech Baby – This baby is not for turning!

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  • baby, Birth, breech, breech birth, ecv, Hypnobirth\, moxibustion, pregnancy, spinning babies
I’ve been talking a lot about breech babies lately with women I’m supporting antenatally, and when an email newsletter landed in my inbox about babies ‘not for turning’, I thought I’d do a little writing. Ultimately, the email was about supporting a woman through a planned caesarean for a breech baby (and for other reasons […]
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19Feb

Aquanatal and Pregnancy Yoga

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We spoke to Kelly Connaghan and Gill Bann who run a joint course for pregnancy at Lough Road Yoga in Upper Ballinderry. The course comprises of 5 yoga classes in the studio with Kelly, and 1 class in the pool with Gill. It has been running for 3 years and they are proud to have […]
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17Dec

An interview with a Yoga Teacher

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Many women take yoga classes during pregnancy, perhaps they started yoga before becoming pregnant or maybe they are now trying it for the first time. To find out a little bit more Baby Co chatted to Rhona from YogaBellies. What do you love about yoga? What is your favourite yoga pose? I love yoga for […]
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20Oct

Healing Birth and other Perinatal Trauma

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The birth of a baby should be a time of excitement, an amazing and empowering experience that parents remember for the rest of their lives. However, many women are entering the postnatal period feeling traumatised from a difficult birth. This not only can affect new mothers but birth partners as well. Coping with a traumatic […]
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17Jun

Does labour have to be painful?

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  • Birth, Doula, Hypnobirth\, Hypnobirthing, Labour, Pain-relief
Fear -> Tension -> PainDoes labour have to be painful? Why is it, that when a woman announces she is pregnant, everyone and their sister starts to regale her with tales of the horror and pain of their own birth or their friend’s birth or their neighbour’s birth?! Becoming a parent is such a life-changing […]
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21May

Induction of labour, do you really need it?

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‘Is the baby not here yet?’ ‘Your baby is measuring big.’ ‘We’ll book a date for your induction when you come in for your appointment at 40 weeks.’ – induction of labour, do you really need it Most babies are born between 38 – 42 weeks, with only about 5% actually born on their due […]
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11May

“I don’t have that sort of money”

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The big concern that usually comes up when considering a doula – can we afford it, and can we justify spending that sort of money? Pregnancy – a time when families are facing new challenges and increasing pressure. As a doula I often hear how having a doula sounds like a brilliant idea, but is […]
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