NHS Antenatal Classes have been cancelled Last week I attended the MVP meeting at the NNUH. MVP stands for Maternity Voice Partnership. The idea behind the MVP is that service users, representatives and providers come together to make sure that the voice of the service users is being heard, represented and listened to. In the
A childbirth preparation class may feel unnecessary right? Labour is going to happen anyway, what can you do! Well the truth is you, and your birth partner, can do a LOT to help your own labour. Here leading childbirth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke reveals all about birthing and how having a Birthing Tool Kit is paramount
Sophie attended ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga throughout her pregnancy, took Jackie’s Birthing Toolkit Workshop and then brought her baby boy to ZenMuma Baby Yoga. Here is her birth experience in her words. ”At 41 weeks pregnant labour finally started. I couldn’t sleep from that evening due to the contractions. Following on from Jackie’s advice on how
Struggling from Sleep Deprivation at the Hands of Your Child? For advice on this topic, we’ve asked Kathryn Stimpson, the Family Sleep Consultant to guest write a post for us. Kathryn is a previous insomnia sufferer and mum to Oliver – the former sleep thief. In this post, she will provide you with the solution
When pregnant we will all ask ourselves the questions: ‘Should I prepare myself for birth?’ and ‘What should I do to prepare for birth?’. Norfolk’s leading birthing expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke fills in some of the blanks to help both mind and body feel ready for the most important job your body will ever do. Preparation
What would you change about the maternity services? Orange Grove’s Preparation for Birth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke asks the big birthing questions and asks you to get involved with answering them… Over two years ago a five year forward view for national maternity care was released. It seemed to be innovative and really listening to the
Here are some reasons why you should be coming to Norwich’s premier classes designed for older babies, ActiveYogaBubs. Self confessed ‘baby geek’ Jackie Heffer-Cooke explains why getting out of the house (and away from the washing) isn’t just good for you, it is super good for baby too! Come to Baby Yoga for 8-18 month old babies at
Our birth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke was invited onto Radio Norfolk to talk about why the National and local Norfolk Birth Induction rate is so high and why it matters Speak to most obstetricians and they will say that Inductions save lives, that’s it, simple. They will guide you towards the Safer Maternity Care action plan
Orange Grove Director Jackie Heffer-Cooke initially set up YogaBubs as a response to her own experience of feeling quite lonely with her first daughter Megan. She says, “Some days with a small baby I found it easier to get out of the house, away from the boring domesticity of washing endless clothes and mushing boundless
Becoming a mum can be a wonderful, fulfilling experience and the time spent enjoying your new baby is precious. However, the massive changes our bodies go through during the pregnancy process can take their toll, leaving us with unwanted extra pounds which can be hard to shift, especially when you’re a busy new mum. 5 Tips
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