Understandably, this is the most frequently requested question by women, and the answer is a simple one-worded YES! Yes, yoga is very safe to do while pregnant. Yoga is now recommended by the government as a safe and helpful exercise for pregnant women. There are some fitness programs that require previous experience or that you […]
What Should You Know About Water Births?
One of the most popular topics among expectant mothers is water birth. They have heard of its benefits, including less stressful labour. A mother could give birth in either a water-filled deep bath or birthing pool, which can take place in your home, hospital, birthing centre and even in a river or the sea. While […]
Today I was not a yogi
Today I didn’t stand on my shoulders or head or hands. Today I wasn’t a warrior and didn’t fight anything. Today I wasn’t a beautiful bird of paradise or even a crow. Today I wasn’t even a goddess, oh no. Today our yoga was what we needed, a few deep breaths and a moment of […]
What can Yoga do for Birth?
Yoga practice doesn’t guarantee you the birth you want, But… […]
Why Mothering Matters
It’s a book that’s most possibly been brewing in Maddie’s head for years. Her observant, poetic prose is very endearing to read and absorb. […]
Tracing back the roots of evidence.
“Everyone knows that cats need to give birth undisturbed in a dark, secluded place… But just imagine that one day, quite a long time ago, a group of well-meaning scientists decided that they wanted to study how cats give birth.
A fabulous gem of a piece by the late Tricia Anderson. Worth a repost. […]
The Due Date saga.
So when the cocktail of baby hormones, mother’s hormones start to align, then birth initiates. For some women it starts around 36 weeks for some it could be a little later than 42 weeks. […]
Ina May Gaskin and her “Sphincter law”
The cervix cannot open and close like the anus. However, the idea that dilation may reverse is a possibility that has been documented. […]
How do we get fat? You ask.
In this story of fatal attraction, there are two suitors and one princess. The handsome hunk is called muscle tissue and the ugly ogre is called fat tissue. The princess is sweet and delicious (even a slice of wholemeal toast eventually breaks down to sugar!). […]
Sounds and Emotions
There are many cultures where women collectively sing to encourage the birthing mother to sign along. Guess what singing does? […]