Mindfulness is the practice of focusing our attention, through the senses, on the present moment. Every day, I take a moment on my way to work to appreciate this beautiful spot on Marriots Way, noticing the changes in season, in light, appreciating the peace and beauty of the moment. This morning, it was particularly beautiful.
If you are pregnant and rapidly heading towards your big day, our Norwich birthing expert, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, has some extra tips to make your birthing experience lovely and relaxed… People always think of the practicals, the gorgeous little babygrow, the not so gorgeous big maternity pads 😉 But to have the best birth possible it’s
If your pregnancy hasn’t been as ‘blooming’ as you had hoped, the OGCs registered Reiki practitioner, Debbie Woodhouse, has been blogging about the benefits of Reiki during your baby building time… When I started thinking about writing a blog about the benefits of Reiki during pregnancy I, understandably, thought back to my own pregnancy. And
Maternity leave, and returning to work afterwards, can be a difficult time for a lot of women and a recent survey suggests it’s not made any easier by employers. Norwich based baby and birthing expert, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, has been talking about her own experiences for her latest column in the Norwich Evening News…. A recent survey
Our Nutritional Therapist, Catherine Jeans, is taking part in the Empowered Pregnancy Summit involving 21 of the world’s leading experts on pregnancy, conception and parenting. And you can join in…. What they didn’t tell you about being pregnant… Swollen feet. Pains and aches. Having to pee every five minutes….all that is actually pretty common knowledge
Our Inconsistent Earth Mother, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, whose two children were both born by caesarean, offers advice on caesarean birth, how to make the most of the experience and still feel good about birthing your baby. Advice on caesarean birth – my personal experience Teaching around 50 pregnant women a week YogaBumps pregnancy yoga and HypnoBirthing
Anaemia in pregnancy is really common, and the most common form is iron deficiency anaemia. That’s because you need more red blood cells during pregnancy, as well as the demands of your growing baby and the placenta for iron. Also many women experience digestive discomfort during pregnancy, as the demands placed on the body are
Fertility, hypnosis and growing carrots may not appear to have much in common but, in her latest blog post, HypnoFertility and HypnoBirthing teacher Kerry Dolan, makes the connection….. A growing obsession… I have a growing (excuse the pun) obsession with gardening. I’m sure it’s a symptom of middle age as the gardening magazine I read sports advertisements
Pregnancy Yoga benefits both Mum and Baby, and helps to prepare you for the birth. Norwich YogaBumps founder, Jackie Heffer-Cooke, explains more… What Is YogaBumps? YogaBumps pre natal yoga classes are gentle and safe for all pregnant women, from 14 weeks until birth. It is suitable for all women, whatever their yogic experience – in fact you
Find out why a pregnancy and birthing ball during labour is an absolute must, according to our birthing expert (and mum of 2!), Jackie Heffer -Cooke. The scene is set… …the lights are dim, the relaxation music is playing, my hips are swaying side to side. I’m flying the most beautiful kite in the calmest
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