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Create your own baby massage group

If you are a group of 4 or more mums you can arrange your own online baby massage sessions with a 10% discount per person. You can arrange morning or afternoon sessions – just get in touch to find out availability. Each session is 90-minutes long and includes: baby massage handouts to use at home access to baby massage videos being added to the private Facebook group 6 online sessions, which run over Zoom massage oil If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to send me a message here. A specialist in pregnancy, birth and early parenting | working with parents since 2002

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Making online baby massage sessions work for you

After running small group baby massage courses almost monthly since 2010, I am now doing things a little differently with online baby massage sessions. Online sessions are a great way to learn baby massage, to ease isolation and to stay cosy with your baby – this can be really beneficial when your baby is new or on those tired days. Here’s how it all works and how you can make the most of your online sessions. Making your online sessions work for you My baby massage sessions are 90 minutes long and will run over Zoom, which you can access on a laptop, tablet or phone. Make a comfy space for you and your baby: In a warm room, set up a changing mat with a blanket Sit on a cushion so you are comfy and can sit back and feed/cuddle your baby Have everything you need within reach – a drink, a snack, baby changing items and your baby massage oil Have your phone, tablet, laptop in a position where you are can see …

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Pregnancy Checklist: what do you need?

What you need during your pregnancy will no doubt vary but it is a question to keep referring to so you can look after your needs. There can be pressure during pregnancy to keep going as normal because pregnancy is not an illness, even though you could feel ill. Pregnancy is a time to listen to your body and to look after your need for rest, food and comfort because you are making another human. Asking what do I need can be about connecting with those basic needs and, sometimes, asking for more help and support. Do you need a break? How & when can that happen? Do you need rest? How & when can that happen? Is there anything you can do ease/manage nausea? Do you need to work through any anxieties or worries? Who can you speak to for help with this? Do you need to eat? Do you need to drink more? If you feel isolated, do you need support and reassurance? Who can you speak to for help with this? Do …

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