Celebrating National Poetry Day 2018, here are some beautiful poems about pregnancy and motherhood. As the great French Obstetrician Michel Odent says, pregnancy should be spent gazing at the stars and reading poetry - so here’s some perfect pieces to read and inspire your wonderful, awesome, powerful women.
Yoga is an ideal pregnancy exercise - mindful, holistic and gently dynamic. The postures support the body through the various changes of pregnancy and prepare it for childbirth. It's inward focus naturally encourages a deeper connection with your pregnancy and unborn baby and helps you develop the inner awareness and strength that will carry you through the child-birth experience.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of your pregnancy practice:
When you are pregnant it's so important to find some time to really connect to yourself, to your heart, to your intuition and to your baby. And to spend some time each day relaxing and just 'being' - enjoying this amazing and special time in your life. Clinical research even shows that taking 15 minutes a day to relax leads to better outcomes from both mum and baby. Read on to discover my FREE online Pregnancy Meditation & Relaxation, for a beautiful way to do this, and have some time for you each day...
One for my Pregnancy Yoga class - what to Pack In Your Hospital Bag
Have you started packing your hospital bag yet? Most pregnant women are packing their hospital bag at around 33-36 weeks of pregnancy (earlier for twins or more). Even if you are very much planning a homebirth, having a bag ready 'just in case' can be useful. If you're wondering what to pack, I’ve compiled a hospital bag checklist and free downloadable guide.....
Whether you are a yoga geek, a gym bunny or a couch potato (or anywhere in between), once you find yourself pregnant it can be hard to know what kind of exercise you should, and shouldn't be doing. Some stuff is great - pregnancy yoga, swimming. Some not advised - contact martial arts, skiiing. Here's a guide for you.
Love your amazing pregnant body - feel confident and beautiful
It’s natural to feel a little apprehensive about the massive changes that are about to happen not only in your day-to-day routine but also to your body when you are pregnant. I know many (if not all) of the women that I teach in my pregnancy yoga classes feel this way. I know I certainly did.
However, any negative thoughts or frustrations that you may have about your changing body shouldn’t be allowed to take away from your enjoyment during this incredible time in your life. You are after all growing a new human being - and that is truly and utterly amazing.