Pregnancy Yoga

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Best and Worst Things About Being Pregnant

Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most amazing periods of a woman’s life. Creating a new human, your own beautiful baby, will be something incomparable to anything you’ve ever done before. Every pregnancy brings significant physical and emotional changes, and many of these can be as varied and unique as the woman experiencing them. So [...]

10 Self-Care Tips For Mums-To-Be

Do you spend hours sitting at your desk hunched over your laptop? How long did you spend today scrolling through your phone with your neck out of line with your spine? And if you’ve got a newborn, I’m sure you’ve felt the effects of countless hours spent feeding, carrying and settling your baby. This bad [...]

Heart Openers for the Modern Mumma

Do you spend hours sitting at your desk hunched over your laptop? How long did you spend today scrolling through your phone with your neck out of line with your spine? And if you’ve got a newborn, I’m sure you’ve felt the effects of countless hours spent feeding, carrying and settling your baby. This bad [...]

8 ways to get motivated for prenatal exercise (when you’re feeling anything but)

I don’t know about you, but I always find the weather affects my mood. It’s far easier to feel motivated and happy when the sun is shining than when it’s cold, grey or raining. Am I right?The funny thing is, we all know how much better we feel after doing some exercise. So why do [...]

Things your yoga teacher wants you to tell them (Spoiler alert: It’s not where you bought your yoga pants)

There’s certain things your teacher needs to know so she can keep you and your baby safe during your yoga lesson. Pregnancy and postpartum can bring up a whole host of issues that are labelled as ‘normal’. But just because they’re common issues doesn’t mean it’s something you need to just ‘put up’ with. Oftentimes [...]