Pregnancy articles

The three trimesters are affectionately referred to as weary, cheery and teary…!

But each stage brings with it new experiences, different challenges and some pretty bizarre symptoms. I’ve worked as a doula, supporting women through their pregnancies and labours, taught pregnancy yoga for more than a decade, I’m a pregnancy massage therapist and have had three of my own pregnancies and births.

I’ll draw upon this experience to help answer any questions you have and give you tips on how to  manage common pregnancy symptoms using yoga.

Essential oils for pregnancy

Spotlight on Wild Orange and Lavender  Essential oils are plant extracts – highly concentrated and a natural alternative to help support your health and wellbeing.  It is always best to use caution and common sense when using oils during pregnancy – make your mantra: less is more!  Don’t ingest the oils and always dilute the… Continue Reading

5 reasons why you should do pregnancy yoga

Actually there are so many more, but here are five pretty good reasons why you should do your body, your mind and your baby a favour and book into a pregnancy yoga class. I’ve been teaching for 16 years and think it is the best way to start your journey into motherhood… enjoy!  1: Connection… Continue Reading

Caocao mint slice

This is the ultimate sweet treat – and it’s good for you! (Well kind of…). Inspired by Simply Wholefoods, I have my own take on this delicious and nutritious recipe. I’ve made this for my students at yoga, so now you can make it at home. Enjoy 🙂 Ingredients – the base: 2 cups shredded… Continue Reading

Learn baby massage – FAQs

What happens in a Learn Baby Massage class? Well, it’s fun, it’s different and it’s not always so quiet…!   But if you come along you’ll learn a heap of new skills to add to your parenting knowledge and you’ll also learn some essential exercises for new mums (vital for regaining your core muscles safely… Continue Reading

Healthy brownies!

These brownies are the perfect food for when your energy levels are flagging. They are packed with dates (studies have shown that eating six dates a day in the last four weeks of pregnancy can actually shorten labour!), * and they are great when you are breastfeeding. My kids love them as a mid-afternoon snack.… Continue Reading

Create a birth affirmation

A birthing resolve or affirmation is a positive word or phrase – in the present tense – which you can repeat in your mind to help you feel calm and strong during labour Continue Reading

Birth Goddess Meditation

I hope you love this chakra-based meditation which I have written to help create a sense of confidence in yourself as you embark on this special journey of motherhood. You can record this to your phone or simply ask someone you love to read it to you. And if you are keen to enjoy more… Continue Reading

Be hip for birth!

Did you know that belly dance was initiated by women and part of the passage to puberty – helping girls to prepare their body for pregnancy, stay toned and ease menstrual cramps. In birth, the wise women of the community would surround the birthing woman and show her different movements, which she could copy to… Continue Reading

FODMAP friendly brekkie

Gluten Free Porridj with rhubarb and chia seeds all you need is: gf Brookman porridj rhubarb (needs to be stewed – good to make a batch and store for a few days in the fridge) chia seeds maple syrup Recently I was diagnosed with an intolerance to foods with FODMAPs. Yes, I had the same… Continue Reading

Heart 2 heart baby breath

Feel extra close to your unborn baby with this beautiful and simple breathing practice. The best thing about this breathing practice (or pranayama), is you can do it anytime and anywhere – and it’s guaranteed to help you feel warm and fuzzy and will help to bring lots of oxygen-rich blood to your growing baby.… Continue Reading