Acupuncture for Pregnancy

Mother Nurture Yoga recently talked to acupuncturist and herbalist Kirsten Lee from Health Space about how acupuncture can help you during different stages of your pregnancy and labour. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years. But this tradition is also grounded in significant research, including: One study showed that acupuncture from 27 [...]

Yoga For Your Post-Pregnancy Body

If yoga helped you to stay active during pregnancy, you might be wondering if postnatal yoga can help you now you’ve had your baby. In this article we’ll look at the key changes to your body after pregnancy, followed by some solutions that yoga can offer. Change: Saggy tummy and weak abdominal muscles. Your growing [...]

Water Birth – What You Need To Know

Water birth has become a mainstream option these days, with many hospitals and birth centres offering it. It is thought to have benefits for both mum and bub. So what exactly is water birth? Water birth involves labouring and/or delivering your baby in water – this might be an oversized bath or a specialised birth [...]

Yoga Class Etiquette

Just like in any gathering, there are certain rules observed in a yoga class to ensure smooth facilitation and interaction. It requires silence and respect for other people’s space. Whether it’s your first time attend or you’re coming back after a sabbatical, here are the basics of yoga class etiquette that you need to remember: [...]

Prenatal Pilates 101

Pilates is a method of exercise that involves performing low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. (Ref 1)  It has a focus on developing and maintaining good posture, through correct alignment of your body parts, stretching of tight muscles and use of your deep core muscles. It was originally developed in the 1920s by [...]

Yoga and a Healthy Pregnancy

This article first appeared in Indian Link magazine on December 15, 2016. We all know that a healthy lifestyle is important. When you are pregnant, your baby is completely relying on you so it’s even more important to stay active and have a healthy pregnancy – physically and emotionally. The experts all agree: The American College [...]

How Yoga Helped Me to Have Two Beautiful, Virtually-Pain Free Births

This article first appeared in MyChild magazine on February 1, 2017. My name is Caroline. I’m Mum to three beautiful girls – Samaira age 5, Alysha age 2.5 and Indira age 5 months. I’m also a yoga teacher specialising in Pregnancy Yoga, and I’m passionate about helping women to have a healthy, active pregnancy and an [...]

The Beauty of Bonding With Your Baby

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. It’s an out-of-body experience where you feel the miracle of life growing inside of you. You may find the changes in your body difficult but once you feel your baby’s first kick and succeeding movements, you will fully embrace this season of life with open arms. The beautiful thing about [...]

How to Co-Sleep and Not Panic

This article first appeared in MyChild magazine on February 1, 2017. Co-sleeping is when you share the same sleeping space with your child. There are different ways that this arrangement could work: Bassinet/cot in the same room as the parents An Arms Reach Co-Sleeper, where the baby has their own space attached to your bed – [...]

Yoga for Two – 12 Reasons Every Pregnant Woman Should Do Yoga

This article first appeared in Indus Age magazine on January 31, 2017. Caroline Bagga, Founder of Mother Nurture Yoga, Sydney’s Leading Pregnancy Yoga School, talks about the importance of staying active during pregnancy and the many benefits of Pregnancy Yoga. We all know that a healthy lifestyle is important. When you are pregnant, your baby is [...]