Holistic Articles - Pregnancy & Birth

Healing Crystals During Pregnancy

Crystals are known as a safe and gentle way to protect against and alleviate ailments of the body and mind, especially those experienced during a typical pregnancy. Many women feel an increased sense of awareness and spirituality during pregnancy. Senses and intuition are heightened, and an increased connection with... → more

Crystal Healing for Improving the Chance of Conception

The very concept that healing crystals and crystal therapies are intimately connected to your wellbeing might seem far-fetched, but holistic therapies have a deep history and have been linked with pregnancy and conception. Healing crystals are said to absorb and emit energy, including other intangible forces that surround us in... → more

Fertility Myths…...Busted!

I only need to pop into a forum chatroom, read posts on social media, earwig into conversations on the train or chat to my patients to hear just how many myths and untruths about fertility exsist! In this article I hope to bust some of the most common myths out... → more

Wise Up To Your Fertility How to preserve your fertility for the (not so distant) future

It’s not always possible for a woman to have children early on in her fertile life, other things like a career, studying, travelling or your financial situation get in the way. Sometimes, you simply have not yet found the right partner. However in today’s ‘full... → more

A Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth

The ‘Laborious’ Miracle – Pregnancy is the blossoming of a female into a woman. Giving birth can be a truly enriching experience; nothing quite compares to the feeling of carrying a life inside you and preparing to bring it into this world. However, the miracle of life does... → more

Pre conception and maternity reflexology

Maternity Reflexology – Specialised Reflexology designed to provide a holistic approach to pregnancy care. The journey through pregnancy can be a roller coaster ride of highs and lows, worries, joy and some expected and/or unheard of pregnancy related symptoms. Pregnancy can seem straightforward especially to those who have sailed... → more

Blissful Beginnings: The Therapeutic Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Modern women lead stressful and demanding lives and it is not unusual for them to start a pregnancy in poor physical and mental condition. During pregnancy your body is required to deal with huge physical transformation that can cause such debilitating symptoms as back pain, fatigue, cramps, water retention, rashes,... → more

Prenatal yoga: Benefits

There are many different theories on prenatal yoga, but the common thread is that yoga promotes mindfulness, and is a very helpful form of exercise during pregnancy. It teaches you to listen closely to your body, and it is particularly important for us “type A people” who are... → more

Nutritional support to relieve swelling during pregnancy

The body retains more fluid during pregnancy, so a little bit of fluid retention and swelling is considered normal. However, if you feel overly bloated and uncomfortable due to fluid retention, there are herbs and foods that can be used to help relieve the discomfort. Although diuretic herbs should not... → more

Tummy-Time - what is it and why is it important?

Tummy-Time Defined Tummy-time, quite simply, is the number of minutes that baby spends daily in the position where her stomach touches the floor and her back is up toward the ceiling. It is important that tummy-time is supervised since newborns are learning to lift and turn their head.  In... → more

Soul Child Birthing

Birthing the soul of the child is as important as birthing the physical body of the child. The last six months has been a journey of self discovery which had impacted on me both personally and professionally so that my both my roles as a Mother and a Midwife are... → more

What are the benefits using positive affirmations during pregnancy and childbirth?

Your fears, negative thoughts and beliefs can impact on your physical and emotional well being during pregnancy, birth and beyond. However, I believe that simply by repeating simple, positive affirmations daily you can reduce anxiety and stress during your pregnancy and birth. What are affirmations? Affirmations are positive statements made... → more