Tag - pregnancy

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What are doulas? And Why do they matter?

Many women know, and research confirms, that having an experienced female birth companion, who is neither a health professional nor a part of their social circle, can have a tangible positive effect on their experience of childbirth… This such companion is called a doula… What do they actual do? And why do they matter? HTM decided to find out the answers to these questions, which were answered (and more) in this neat, little book written by Maddie McMahon: Why Doulas Matter (published [...]


Specialise in Pregnancy Massage… With a difference!

There are so many different pregnancy massage courses around it can be difficult to choose the right one for you and your practise. When making your decision it is important to ensure that the trainer is well qualified as well as experienced and that the course is accredited with a recognised company that will be accepted by an insurance company, otherwise you are wasting your hard earned money. The recession has hit many businesses and therapists continue to find a [...]


Busting 10 Myths Around Pre- and Postnatal Fitness and Yoga

There is a lot of conflicting advice out there for pregnant and postnatal mums. Here, birth and yoga expert Rozy Kalliabetsos and fitness and yoga teacher Kate Coulson tell it like it is. Pregnancy Myths It is important to be fit when you are pregnant Yes, but birth fitness is different. Being ‘fit’ to give birth involves training body and mind to soften and open, so we can let go during labour. That’s why pregnancy yoga is more helpful than exercise that [...]