mindful birthing

Yoga Birth Rehearsal

  Workshop Content During this three hour Yoga Birth Rehearsal with Doula, Childbirth Educator and Yoga and Meditation teacher Nadia Raafat, we will journey through the template of a normal physiological birth from the onset of Labour to babe in arms and breastfeeding. As part of the birth rehearsal we will look at the following: [...]

2018-04-29T15:25:48+00:00 May 13th, 2018|

Bringing Mindfulness to Pregnancy Yoga – CPD Workshop for Yoga Teachers

Becoming Mother's Nadia Raafat is delighted to offer (in conjunction with Birthlight) for the second time this year her one day training: Bringing Mindfulness to Pregnancy Yoga  - a CPD for Pregnancy Yoga teachers and trainee teachers at the Synchroncity Yoga Studios in south London Pregnancy Yoga is inherently a mindful practice cultivating self-awareness and self-knowledge, [...]

2017-10-03T23:19:49+00:00 November 11th, 2017|

Ten Mindful Steps to an Empowered and Positive Birth Experience

By Nadia Raafat Take these ten steps during your pregnancy to prepare your body and mind for an empowered and positive birth experience and one you will remember with joy. 1.Prepare your Body with Yoga Yoga is the optimum physical practice for pregnancy. Working on every level of the being from the physical to the [...]

2018-07-29T00:31:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

Positive Birth Movement Discusses Fathers and Birth Partners

  This June, The Positive Birth Movement takes an honest and open-minded look at the role of dads and birth parteners in the Birthing Room. Earlier this month The Daily Mail published an article by author, childbirth guru and former obstrtrician Michel Odent criticising strongly the current trend for fathers to attend births. You can read [...]

2017-06-27T13:00:31+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

Mindful Birth & Parenting Lesson 1

Session 1 What is Mindfulness? How Does it Relate to Childbirth and Parenting. In this first session we will explore what Mindfulness is, what it is't, how it differs to meditation and how it can transform our experience. Because this course is about childbirth and parenting we will also explore how mindfulness can alleviate the anxieties and discomforts [...]

2017-01-02T18:10:35+00:00 January 5th, 2017|

Mindful Birthing Couples Session 2

Directed Breathing, Touch, Massage and Acupressure for Pain Relief and Positioning for Labour and Birth. In this session we are learning some of the key natural pain relief methods for the Labour Process. Drop in £30 per couple.  The partner comes at no extra cost to those booked onto the course.     [...]

2016-09-27T11:30:03+00:00 October 6th, 2016|

My Baba – How Mindfulness can Create a Positive Birth Experience

Mindfulness, the ideal drug-free remedy for stress and anxiety, is now being offered as a birth preparation programme. Founder of Becoming Mother and Mindful Birthing teacher Nadia Raafat explains how being mindful can help you have a stress-free pregnancy and birth experience? Thirty-something women are more stressed and anxious than they have ever been. Our [...]

2018-03-12T17:34:52+00:00 August 31st, 2016|