Do you flick through your pregnancy notes and wonder what on earth they actually mean? Do you hear language being used around you and wish they would just speak in plain English?! Hopefully this glossary of medical terms will help you unpick some of what you are seeing and hearing, if you'd like anything added, just shout!
I'm really excited to welcome Helen Wright, founder of BirthWright and Placenta specialist as this week's guest blogger. Placenta encapsulation wasn't something I looked much into for my own postnatal period, but as something a lot of women are becoming more interested in, I was keen to find out more! At present there's only anecdotal evidence to describe the benefits, but that doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't any! (Just that no one has put the money into proving it - or not). For a look into the current evidence you can click here. If you have further questions about Placenta Encapsulation you can join us in The Positively Birthing Space on Facebook for Helen's Live Q&A soon!
This week in our 'Ask The Experts' Series, I've been chatting to Emily Gilliland - Personal trainer, pre/postnatal exercise specialist and mum of two about all things pelvic floor and core muscles. Emily shares some practical exercises you can do at home to help strength your body in preparation for birth. We discus how this can lead to an easier labour and birth on our Positively Birthing Hypnobirthing Course.
This week I chatted to Adele, photographer and mum to almost 2-year-old Emilie. O (This is one I'm particularly excited about, as photography is something I've really developed an interest in since becoming a parent). Adele has been a photographer for over 15 years and has been photographing babies for the last 4 years at her home studio in Epsom, Surrey. Adele shares her top 5 tips for capturing the early moments of your little one, that go SO fast!
This week in our 'Ask The Experts' Series, we've been chatting to Madeleine from Sheen Slings about everything 'baby wearing'. Keeping your baby close during the Fourth Trimester is so important, and baby wearing is a brilliant way to do that! We're still 'Baby' Wearing our 15 month old, and we all love it!