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April 2017

Active Birth & Postnatal Support

So I have finally branched out and begun offering private sessions for women and their birth partner(s) in Active Birth & PostnatalSupport.

During the course of the year in 2016 I worked with an independent, registered midwife delivering 'natural birth' workshops. In keeping with continuity it made sense to be able to offer this service to women and their chosen birth supporters in the privacy of their own homes. Many of the women who choose this service have been clients of mine for pregnancy massage. The continuation of education from a single, trusted provider helps birthing couples to prepare their mental and emotional state for the journey ahead. Likewise, learning in the comfort of one's own space helps to build confidence and can encourage people to engage more with the content without fear of embarrassment.

Breathing, Meditation, Gentle Exercise, Correct Posture, Active Birth,
Rebozo Work, Aromatherapy, Massage, Acupressure & Belly  Binding are all techniques that are discussed, demonstrated and practised on the day.

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An individual session will run for approximately 4.5hrs (depending on questions that arise and the need for breaks and refreshments etc). The session provides an understanding of how the mother and baby's bodies work together during labour/birth and how to facilitate this.

Discussion around what to expect post-natally is also covered because once the enormous amount of energy that has been spent growing and birthing a baby has been expelled there is the monumental role of parenting waiting to take its place. In our very nuclear, Western culture of family support is often not found or is very minimal. It's almost taboo to even discuss the realities of what a newborn adds to the dynamic of a loving household. so any insights are advantageous.

I look forward to continuing to bring this to the Mid North Coast and I hope that you enjoy it too. Please remember to share this info. far and wide :)

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