What does a Birth Partner do?

Birth Partners play a valuable role in labour and birth, in making you comfortable and supporting you.  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’s important you feel safe, comfortable and secure wherever you birth baby and that you’ve privacy.  Your birth partner can help create your birth space when you go into labour, protect your privacy and ensure you’re comfortable and have all you need.  You may like electric candles, aromatherapy and soft music in the background.  Discuss how you…

Protected: The Importance of Dignity in Birth

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Yogalime Mums and Bumps Club

Introducing our Mums and Bumps Club. We had our first meet up last weekend and a jolly time we had too!  Sabrina, who is in her later stages of pregnancy shared that she really enjoyed herself and ‘it was great to hear the birth stories, tips on colic and feeling that there is a support network, knowing that everyone is going through the same thing.’ The Club builds on relationships forged in our Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga classes and has been created to bring women together, enabling experiences to be shared, learning, nurturing friendships and creating local support networks.  It offers an opportunity for mums…

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…