Hey, my due date came and went…ehh, where’s my baby please?

birth preparation May 27, 2016

One Tuesday evening, I was teaching my prenatal yoga class to my amazing and gorgeous mamas to be. At the start of the class I go around and ask everyone how they are feeling. One of my mamas, let’s call her Sarah*, said “ohh I’m just achy and a bit irritated”. As soon as I hear those words, I think happy baby thoughts! Sarah was actually entering into early labour. I didn’t want to scare her, so we got on with the class, but I made sure I focused lots on my magic lunges and other perfect yoga poses which help to encourage baby down and naturally give baby a helping hand.  Sarah of course had her stunning little boy the next day in a beautiful birth.

For many other ladies though their due date comes and goes and they are left feeling frustrated and thinking “Eh, where’s my baby thanks”? After such a long wait, that estimated due date can sometimes be ingrained into our minds and the feeling of frustration can sometimes be...

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How do I ‘trust my gut’ in labour?!

labour May 02, 2016

We were chatting in class the other day and the subject of following your gut instinct came up. The one thing that has served me in life has always been my gut instinct. I always go by it. I try never to make a decision if it just doesn’t feel right…but what do I mean by that? How can you go with your gut instincts when you really aren't sure about what is happening...particularly in labour and birth? How can you really get 'in-tune' with your gut and really, really trust it?

Let me give you a relevant example… I’ll set the scene…I was in labour with my 2nd little boy. It was early morning. My waters had started to break the day before but my contractions weren’t doing the business yet. My husband wasn’t allowed stay with me that night as I wasn’t in established labour…so couldn’t go to the delivery suite. I spent several hours that night walking up and down stairs, combined with a little rest,...

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