At some point during your pregnancy, your thoughts will turn to birth and life with your new baby. And, as an experienced pregnancy, birth and parenting practitioner, I have a some essential pregnancy tips for you…
Pregnancy & Birth Books
Read well – there’s a range of informative and positive pregnancy and birth books out there and you can also download the Practical Guides to Labour & Birth and read through the articles on this website.
Online Pregnancy Support
Join the Birth, Baby & Family Community – for information and to ask questions about pregnancy, birth and all things baby.
Get some good birth preparation – don’t assume that all antenatal classes are the same. It’s important to do some research and to go on recommendations. As an experienced birth professional, my opinion is to use professional birth preparation to focus on your needs for information, skills and reassurance. An antenatal teacher with good training and lots of experience can make all the difference to you.
Make time to relax
Know how to relax your body and how to use your breathing to help you de-stress and free of tension – yoga and pilates can help and so can Relax & Breathe for Birth – so you can focus on using simple and effective relaxation and breathing skills for your contractions, to stay calm and to ease anxiety and panic.
There is also the Relax & Breathe for Busy Parents sessions, which run every month.
Find out about all the good postnatal support and know where you can go with your baby. If you live in Newcastle or Tyneside you can come along to the Birth, Baby & Family Centre where you can access postnatal sessions, baby groups, sling hire and a sensory den for you and your baby to relax in.
The centre is a welcoming and friendly space, where you can gain support and reassurance about all things pregnancy, birth, baby and for you as a parent.
For more information, just get in touch…
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