Pelvic Girdle Pain (or PGP) is a challenging discomfort that affects pregnant women. If this is you, you may be familiar with the pain, instability and limitation it can cause. For some women, the pain can even be quite debiliting. According to NHS figures, 1 in 5 pregnant women will experience PGP, and it is
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
Our very own Inconsistent Earth Mother, Jackie Heffer-Cooke has just started writing a monthly column in the Norwich Evening News and, this month, Jackie is offering up some birth advice, by comparing giving birth to skiing…..! This time last year I went skiiing for the first time. I remember standing in the shadows at the
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
Massage in labour can be one of the most soothing and emotionally supporting things your birth partner can do for you during the birthing process. Anyone can do it, you don’t need to be a massage therapist! In this blog post, our birthing expert and Hypnobirthing Practitioner Jackie Heffer-Cooke has some top tips and tells you why
Guest Blogger and YogaBubs mum, Martine Watker tells us about her experience of having Postpartum Thyroiditis and what symptoms others should be aware of. Until recently I didn’t really know what the thyroid was let alone its role and how vital it is as a hormone producer and regulator. I had been clueless and to
Last month on May 5th, it was International Day of the Midwife 2017. Since then the new mums of Norwich and Norfolk have been voting for this year’s ‘Norwich & Norfolk Midwife of the Year Award’, sponsored by The Orange Grove Clinic and YogaBumps. Today the Orange Grove Clinic’s director Jackie Heffer-Cooke took a luxurious
Our very own Hypnobirthing practitioner, Dr Del Tubby shares her Hypnobirthing story; from her natural birth choice, the journey with her birth partner and the all important decision to teach others the techniques she has learnt. When people think of hypnobirthing I think they imagine it is giving birth in some kind of weird trance like state where
Good nutrition before and during pregnancy are vital to support your own health, as well as the health of your growing baby. Are you getting all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals you and your baby need for a healthy pregnancy, delivery and beyond? Our Nutritional Therapist Catherine Jeans can show you how to make simple
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