All posts tagged: #tynesidepregnancy

Relax & Breathe – September 27

RELAX & BREATHE FOR BIRTH practical information | an experienced birth practitioner | effective skills With small groups, this is an exclusive way to gain professional birth preparation, simple & effective birth breathing skills and to access ongoing support. This is a specialised session to focus on relaxation and breathing skills, combined with positions for labour & birth to enable you to stay calm and comfortable, to manage any panic, to work with your contractions and to manage inductions and epidurals. Booking onto this session also includes: Labour & Birth Handbook email and phone support in early labour and during the first week with your baby 10% discount on a baby massage course This session is based on first-hand experience, up-to-date research and proven relaxation & breathing skills – it has been designed to prepare you well for the reality of labour & birth.  The benefits of relax & breathe include being able to… Breathe through your contractions to stay calm and focused Handle stress, anxiety or panic Make decisions in labour if you need to Stay calm during an induction or a caesarean Adjust to changes to your birthplan Keep going if labour becomes tough Be able to relax and rest …

Antenatal Course in October

ANTENATAL COURSE good information | an experienced birth practitioner | practical skills This course is ideal for parents whose baby is due between November – January. You might be expecting your first baby, or you could be experienced parents in need of a refresher and a chance to focus on birth again. With small groups this is an exclusive way to gain professional birth preparation and to access ongoing support. My sessions are based on first-hand experience and up-to-date research and this course has been designed to prepare you well for the reality of labour, birth and the early weeks with your new baby. In five sessions you will gain knowledge about… EARLY LABOUR – because knowing what to expect in the early stages of labour is important ESTABLISHED LABOUR & GIVING BIRTH – what to expect, managing your contractions, managing your energy, pain relief, knowing your options WHAT CAN HELP & WHAT CAN HINDER – the small things can make a big difference GOOD BIRTH SUPPORT – so birth partners know how to help EFFECTIVE POSITIONS FOR LABOUR & BIRTH – to move, to rest, to use …

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For Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy can be a time for celebration and excitement – as well as a time of change, anxiety and questions. It can be a time for information, support and reassurance; when you want to know what you are experiencing is normal and when you want to look after yourself. It is also a time when your thoughts will inevitably turn to birth and preparing as well as you can for contractions, induction, caesareans, life with your new baby and knowing more about your options. The Birth, Baby & Family Practice and its Business Network provides a range of support and services for expectant parents… Antenatal Classes & Birth Preparation Birth debrief and/or pregnancy anxiety – Sometimes being pregnant can create stress and anxiety – it could be because your previous birth was tough or it could be because you are worried about your pregnancy and what birth will be like. You can book some time with me for a consultation to talk through your concerns. Antenatal Course – a 5-week course to prepare you well for the birth of your baby …

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Pregnancy – babyproofing your relationship

Having a baby and going from a couple to a family has a huge impact on your relationship so it can be worth thinking about babyproofing your relationship. The balance can shift, there are more demands on your time and you may have different ideas on parenting.  And on top of this you can be shattered and lacking in confidence as you adjust to life with your new responsibilities – more bickering and competitive tiredness can become the norm. It can be worth thinking about how you may need to adapt to being parents and where and why any new pressures on your relationship can come from so I have asked Newcastle relationship counsellor Armele Philpotts to provide some ideas…   Babyproofing your relationship…before birth By Armele Philpotts, Relationship Counsellor and Coach, with thanks to Elizabeth Martyn ‘The greatest thing you can do for your children, is love your partner’ . Steven Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Imagine someone moved in with you, and your partner fell deeply in love …