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5 simple tips to relieve lower back pain in pregnancy

5 simple tips to relieve lower back pain in pregnancy If you have lower back pain in pregnancy you’re not alone! Research suggests back pain affects up to 50% of pregnant women. But what causes it? And more importantly, how can you get some relief? During pregnancy, your centre of gravity changes as your baby [...]

Exercise during pregnancy – is it safe?

We live in a world that expects you to ‘Rise & Grind’, ‘Hustle Hard’ and still take time out for a 17-step skincare routine in the name of self-care. We as a society seem to celebrate busyness, workaholics, and quick-fix coffee for the sleep deprived. So how does being pregnant fit in with all this? [...]

A simple breathing technique to feel relaxed and energised

Alternate nostril breathing is a powerful breathing technique that helps you to feel relaxed, energised and emotionally balanced. It can be practiced by anyone and is a safe breathing technique for pregnancy and postpartum. In Yoga, this technique is called Nadi Shodhana or Nadi Shuddhi. Nadi is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘subtle energy channel’ and [...]

When should I start Prenatal Yoga?

I’ve spent the last nine years answering phone enquiries on a daily basis for Mother Nurture Yoga. The number one question women ask me is: “When should I start Prenatal Yoga?” When I delve a little deeper into this, what they really want to know is either: When is it safe to start Prenatal Yoga? [...]

All about birth: Q&A with Midwife & Childbirth Educator

Sarah Tooke is a clinical nurse specialist, registered midwife and child birth educator. She’s passionate about educating expectant families and supporting them through those early wake ups after they have their baby. She currently runs online antenatal classes with a difference at www.childbirtheducationonline.com.au as well as offering private in-home antenatal classes around Sydney. In this [...]

Debunking some of the most common myths about birth

In the era of Dr Google, there's no shortage of labour and childbirth myths out there. Let's face it, these have been around since the dawn of time but in today's world they can spread like wildfire. The guest blog post was written by Sarah Tooke a Midwife and Founder of Childbirth Education Online, offering [...]

How to Sleep Better During Pregnancy

They tell you it’s good practice for when you have your baby. But not getting enough sleep is no laughing matter. Here’s our list of the most common sleep-stealers during pregnancy, and our yoga solutions: A busy mind Pregnancy insomnia strikes again! Sometimes you have a hard time getting to sleep, or you might wake [...]

Are you and your partner ready to be a strong birth team?

Yes, it’s just one day of your life. But giving birth is an experience that you’ll remember and re-tell for a very long time. It leaves an imprint on the rest of your life. How you’re supported and treated during labour and birth is just as important as how the birth plays out. And that’s [...]

3 common breastfeeding concerns – solved!

During our Breastfeeding workshops, women have told us candidly of their concerns about breastfeeding. Here’s the top 3 worries, and some advice from Lactation Consultant, Midwife and Prenatal Yoga teacher, Keren Sharron. 1. Breastfeeding will hurt Cracked, bleeding or blistered nipples can occur during the first few days of breastfeeding, as baby feeds every 2 [...]

Nourishing Snacks While You’re Pregnant

Snacks during Pregnancy Whether you’re trying to curb morning sickness or you just feel hungry ALL the time, nutrient-dense snacks are the ideal way to nourish your body while pregnant. Why are healthy snacks important? Pregnancy can leave our bodies feeling exhausted! It can be tempting to grab a bag of chips or something sweet [...]