What does a Birth Partner do?

Birth Partners play a valuable role in labour and birth, in making you comfortable and supporting you to birth your baby.  I share 6 things below, that a Birth Partner can do to nurture your birth experience: 1.   Protect your Privacy & Birth Space Your Birth Space matters, it is important that you feel safe, comfortable and secure wherever you birth your baby and that you have privacy.  Your birth partner can help to create your birth space when you go into labour, protect your privacy and ensure that you’re comfortable and have all you need.  A dark environment away from…

Protected: The Importance of Dignity in Birth

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UK Public Take to Streets to say #RefugeesWelcome

Thousands of people joined nationwide demonstrations in the UK yesterday, to send a clear message to the Government, that refugees are welcome to come to the UK. Images from the protest are shared in this video: There was great diversity in solidarity and it wonderful to see so many children, with their handmade banners and parents raising awareness of this issue and encouraging activism. On the same day there was a monumental victory for the left, as Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour Leadership election in the largest landslide victory ever seen at this level. Within a couple of hours of…

Pregnancy Yoga Classes at Yogalime

At Yogalime, our motto is ‘Give love to you’ and our Pregnancy Yoga Classes are restorative, loving and kind to mums to be.  Whilst we move the body in asana (yoga postures) to strengthen the muscles and joints, we will also be focusing on opening and relaxing the body and mind in preparation for labour and birth. In Ayurveda philosophy there is considered to be an energetic connection between an unborn child and a mothers heart.  Many of our practices will work with an awareness of this bond and help to nurture this connection. Pregnancy yoga has many benefits, and helps a woman to create…

Tower Hamlets on Fire at Defend Democracy

Tapas means ‘to burn or create heat’ and there was certainly that at an emergency rally in Mile End to defend democracy in Tower Hamlets last night, following Eric Pickles announcement to send in commissioners to oversee the running of Tower Hamlets Council (THC). A diverse community attended including the media, residents and supporters of Mayor Lutfur Rahman – there was no end to the number of people entering the hall throughout the evening.  All seats were taken and 100’s were happy to stand at the perimeter.  This was a coming together of community. Neither was there a shortage of…