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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|

Breastfeeding Toddlers – a Diary of Dodging Judgement

Breastfeeding Toddlers  - a Diary of  Dodging Judgement This Poem was published in Musings on Mothering an anthology of poetry dedicated to Motherhood by Mother's Milk Books.    January. Late morning. Snow! Nowhere to be...  so back to bed we go. Mummy’s milk, a story. Another one. A few! A back and tummy tickle then napping [...]

2019-11-05T22:47:53+00:00 February 26th, 2017|

How an Unplanned Pregnancy Taught me How to Become a Mother

  When I was carrying my first pregnancy, unplanned, aged 31 years and only 18 months into a relationship - my birth preparation was more about where the baby and I would live, and how I would support us, (should my partner - suffering from acute anxiety - decide he was not ready for fatherhood) than which [...]

2018-03-12T17:34:51+00:00 November 25th, 2016|

Mindful Motherhood

Nadia Raafat shares five ways to practise mindfulness in pregnancy and motherhood This article first appeared in Juno Magazine 24 April 2015 Research has shown that yoga and mindfulness decrease depression and anxiety during pregnancy.1 Now researchers are discovering that it makes labour easier too.2 Using the following five tools should help you stay calm and relaxed [...]

2018-03-12T17:34:52+00:00 September 27th, 2016|

Nikki M 2nd Birth Intense & Magical

The second baby My first, Olivia was bang on time after following a sweep due to slightly high blood pressure and during this, my second pregnancy I was sure that this little one would be early or at least very close to our due date.  The fifteen days I was waiting for the arrival of [...]

2018-03-12T17:34:52+00:00 September 27th, 2016|