With the rise in the number of apps, websites, on-line forums, You Tube videos, TV shows, books and magazines all specialising in childbirth, is it still really necessary to attend traditional antenatal classes? You know, where you sign up for a 6 or 8 week course of evening classes, or a couple of weekend sessions, with a group of other pregnant couples due around the same time as you? Surely you can get all the information you need from the above mentioned sources?Read More
Working with pregnant women and new mums, I am often drawn into discussions on the concerns about lack of sleep and lack of quality evening time with your partner in the first few months post birth. The tiredness that blights your life. How long will it go on? When will we be able to eat supper again together? When will we have a full night’s sleep again? What’s normal? Etc, etc.Read More
Next month we're doing our first big baby and toddler show! Its on at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, on Sunday 28th February, from 10 - 4. It will be so exciting to meet and chat to so many pregnant and new mums from across the county - you know me, its hard to stop me talking once I get started on birth and babies! I'm hoping we might also see some familiar faces in the crowd - if you're coming, do pop along to our stand and say hi! We love to see how "our" babies are growing, even if its just a photo on your phone.Read More
Here at Birth Baby Balance, I have a new venture which I am very excited to be announcing. From April of this year, I am going to be facilitating my own Antenatal Courses in both Witney and Chipping Norton.
And because we all know how tricky it can be when you're pregnant to really comprehend the impact that having a new baby will have on your life, and how you will feel emotionally once the baby is here, each course has an additional, optional session to attend after the birth. This can be booked at the same time as the main course, or later, once the baby has arrived.Read More
I feel like I have been pregnant throughout this year - with quads! And each baby has made its appearance into the world on a different date, when the time was right (remember the saying "Mama knows how, baby knows when"?!). The first arrival was my Visualisations for Labour CD - a very long time in the making, but finally ready in the Spring, and very exciting it was to hold that baby in my hands, and see it change from a vague idea to a hard copy!Read More