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 […]
What can Yoga do for Birth?
Yoga practice doesn’t guarantee you the birth you want, But… […]
Why Home Birth Matters
Natalie Meddings has packed a big punch in the conversation of birthing preferences. I would recommend this book for the little simple tips alone if you are considering birthing your baby at home. […]
Why Induction Matters
It’s not just the information in the book that is valuable, but the personal stories are interjected at the right places in the book to give the book a lift from the otherwise dry medical evidence. […]
Why Oxytocin Matters
If you are pregnant or a new mother (and you have time to read!), this book will give you a great overview of oxytocin and may even help you structure your decisions around birth and mothering accordingly. […]
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. […]
Why sitting correctly during pregnancy matters.
Learning to sit without supported back can be very beneficial as on a birthing ball. But if you have bad habits of slouching then that actually makes the birthing ball or bar stool more of a problem rather than a solution. […]
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. […]