When to go to hospital?

When to go to hospital?

Going to hospital in established labour is recommended for first time, low risk pregnant mothers with spontaneous labours that have started at home. There is some great research that shows it is better to wait till you’re in established or active labour before going to hospital. You increase your risks of a Cesarean birth if you go into early. Attend a Active Birth Workshop with your partner to gain the confidence to stay home and manage labour and then go to hospital knowing you are in good established labour.

 

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BIRTHSTORY: Meet baby Taru

BIRTHSTORY: Meet baby Taru

Yogababy and my amazing midwife gave me the skills, confidence and the determination to push through my labor when I was so scared that I couldn’t do it. The private Active Birth session my husband and I attended with Suzanne was so important too, as it gave my partner the knowledge and confidence to know what to expect and how to best support me through the different stages of labor.

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Aqua Yoga for Pregnancy Classes

Aqua Yoga for Pregnancy Classes

I am thrilled to announce that yogababy will running an Aqua Yoga class for Pregnancy in Paddington on Tuesdays from January. Aqua Yoga classes are designed for you to maintain your health & fitness. Aqua Yoga helps relieve many of the discomforts of pregnancy and increases your energy levels in a supportive environment. The breathing and deep relaxation achieved in the water is a good preparation for Labour.

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Being induced at 39 weeks?

Being induced at 39 weeks?

"Should I be induced at 39 weeks"? I get asked this question a lot in the yoga classes. Many women are being told that they will be induced at 39 weeks for a number of non-medical reasons. Read this article by Dr Sarah Buckley to understand more about the controversial research to induce at 39 weeks.
https://sarahbuckley.com/should-every-mother-be-induced-the-arrive-trial

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Pregnancy yoga teacher training in Kathmandu

Pregnancy yoga teacher training in Kathmandu

Suzanne gave a lecture and demonstration to yoga teachers at the Scientific Yog Centre in Latipur, Kathmandu. They were very interested to know about the safe yoga postures for pregnant women and the modifications that can be offered. The Caesarean rate in Kathmandu is 75% and the miscarriage rate is also high. There is a lot to be done within the community to promote health pregnancy and natural birth. Suzanne is now are contributor to the centre.

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Creating positive affirmations out of fears

Creating positive affirmations out of fears

Our beliefs, thoughts and emotions play an integral role in our actions and decision-making, they even affect our physiology every moment of the day. What we think and believe about birth matters. A positive image of birth is the cornerstone of a safe, happy birth experience. If you believe your body is meant to give birth efficiently, naturally and without complications and that birth is a joyful event, you are more than halfway to a safe, natural birth. 

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Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India.

Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India.

Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

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BIRTH STORY: Meet baby Sophyr

BIRTH STORY: Meet baby Sophyr

After having false labour just a week and a half before I wasn't too sure I was in labour. I'd been having irregular contractions on the day of the 2nd of August and at 1.30am I woke up to a strong one, thought nothing of it and went back to sleep. At 4.30 yuri got up for work and I told him I'd been having contractions through the night but I'd let him know if they were regular and he went to work. I couldn't get back to sleep and realised I was having them every 10 minutes and they were 30 seconds long.

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