Great tip we always try to welcome pregnant mums to Bumps and Babes which I help to run as an NCT volunteer. We meet 10-12 at the Eatons Children’s Centre on a Thursday – so if you are on maternity leave or free then and pregnant come and join us 🙂
Really interesting piece about positions for labour – another one of the things I always try and explore in classes
I have just finished reading this book and would highly recommend it to any expectant mum – it is a small book but with lots of real practical suggestions about how to help yourself during labour.
Really interesting article looking at the issue of cutting the cord after birth – good to see the NCT’s involvement in issues like this
Really interesting article about fear of childbirth – so much of what I try to do in classes is to address women’s fears and give them practical tools to reduce anxiety
Thank you so much to Lynette for this lovely testimonial. If you know any expectant mums who might be interested in doing the course then do get them to have a look at the website for details of dates etc.
I attended jenny’s class when I was 36 weeks pregnant. All 3 sessions made me feel a lot more at ease and gave me the reassurance i needed. All the breathing techniques came in really useful when the big day arrived, I spent 3 days at home having contractions and without the knowledge i gained from the classes i would of been in and out of hospital but i managed to stay at home using the different breathing methods. I had the natural birth i wanted and it went smoothly. I cant thank jenny enough for all the advice and questions she answered during the course. Would definatly recommend these sessions. If i ever have another baby i will be attending!
Interesting article which suggests real benefits for expectant mums and babies of using relaxation techniques – one of the things Relax & Breathe classes achieve I hope 🙂
Interesting piece reflecting on changes in midwifery in the 1960’s and what we might see in the next series of Call the Midwife
On this page you can download editions of the Bump Club a series of programs going out on Radio 5 following some mums-to-be through their pregnancies. This weeks edition discusses everything from feeling your baby kick to the debate about independent midwives – worth a listen
BBC Three show tonight about expectant dads two of them go along to an NCT Yoga for Pregnancy class to try and better understand what their partners are going through – there is a clip here
This looks a really nice website, I particularly like on this page the affirmations for use in labour
Hinchingbrooke maternity open day tomorrow 11-3 tours cake and lots more please RT
This is a new series starting 9pm tonight about dads to be preparing for birth – this clip looks very good so I think it will be worth a look – let me know what you think when you have seen it