Pure Birth

Pure Birth | Doula Support

M&D interview with Tracey Sutton, an experienced doula and hypnobirthing instructor: “What is a doula and how can hypnobirthing help anxious parents? . . . → Read More: Pure Birth

Benefits of Babywearing

The Baba Sling Classic | Dad Carrying a Baby

Holding our babies until they’re ready to be let go is the most natural way to parent healthy children. Babywearing isn’t just about the freedom it gives you to go about your day, it’s about the stimulation, security and bond babies benefit from by being held close to their parents. . . . → Read More: Benefits of Babywearing

Bump worries

some things about being pregnant

Every mum has worries about her growing baby, her body, the birth and how she and the family will manage with these changes. Here are some tips from a first time Mum. . . . → Read More: Bump worries

Hypnosis for Birth

Gouri Laher, clinical hypnotherapist, hypnotic birthing practitioner and a Reiki teacher

What is hypnosis for birth? It is a safe, effective method to enable couples to embrace childbirth, so that it becomes a manageable, easier and more enjoyable experience. Studies demonstrate how the deeply relaxing effects of this method can allow for a smoother and sometimes quicker birth with less use of pain medication and less medical intervention. . . . → Read More: Hypnosis for Birth

An Advantage of Being Pregnant

some things about being pregnant

The UK’s leading discount website has conducted a new study revealing the top ten things women loved the most about being pregnant; as well as discovering what little white lies they blamed on their bump . . . → Read More: An Advantage of Being Pregnant

Keep Calm and Go For Yoga!

Vanessa and Miles at the prenatal yoga class

If you are pregnant, why might you choose to join a prenatal yoga class? M&D asked Kay Locke, an experienced yoga teacher, who runs classes for pregnant women. . . . → Read More: Keep Calm and Go For Yoga!

Ok, I’m a Mum, What Do I Do Next, Please….?

Mum of Bouncing Boy

So there I am sprawled out on the comfort of an NHS bed, the proud mum of a bouncing, healthy 10lb chunky monkey of a baby boy. The midwives, who I might add were bloody brilliant and there is no way on this planet I could ever do their job, tidied me up… . . . → Read More: Ok, I’m a Mum, What Do I Do Next, Please….?

Jolly Jeans

The Pudding Club - Basics, Tailoring, Casual and Work Wear for Expectant Mum

It was on a rainy afternoon in Manchester, trying without any success to find a pair of maternity jeans, that I decided pregnant women deserved far better. The Pudding Club was born! . . . → Read More: Jolly Jeans

Birth Day – Get Ready!

Optimum Birthing - Antenatal Classes and Complementary Therapy Sessions

In the UK it is recommended that all pregnant women having their first baby should attend antenatal classes. Carole Clipsom, Midwife & Complementary Therapist from Cheshire, will guide you through a variety of classes available – from NHS to private virtual sessions. . . . → Read More: Birth Day – Get Ready!