I Just wanted to jump on and say, “Hi! I am still here!”
I have been super busy with a house move and trying to do that whilst mothering a three year old, a one year old, running my own business, attending meetings, meeting beautiful newborn babies, looking after myself and all the other jazz that creates ones social life, has been somewhat…hectic. However, it’s been blooming brilliant too!
Onwards and upwards.
I am leaving Hollybush, Sevenoaks, and I feel so emotional about it. So emotional. I love the community here and I love this home! It’s gorg...
Visualisations, imagery, positive affirmations, repetitive counting…they are all practiced techniques that incredible sportsmen/sportswomen and hypnobirthers have in common.
Paula Radcliffe - “Everybody, whatever level you're running at, will go through at least one difficult period in the race. It can come out of the blue, but it's rarely in the first half of the race. Even when I've run a personal best I've still gone through rough spots.
"It's important not to panic and to keep focused. Use little techniques to make yourself think about the...
I had the pleasure of meeting with Hannah this week to hear all about how her postnatal classes support and encourage parents to ‘Just Be’ with their babies (hence the name, Bee Babies) during the fourth trimester.
This might sound like quite a simple concept, but actually these sessions allow you to leave all of your stresses and anxieties at the door as you enter. Our modern lifestyles have us doing it all, without the ‘it takes a village’ luxury of 100 years ago. Therefore, we can quite often find ourselves trying to balance all of our househol...
Feeling Exhausted, tired and fatigued since falling pregnant?
It’s all totally normal and part of the parcel of becoming a mum, but how do you get through your days (and nights!) when feeling so drained!?
Lets acknolwledge one thing first and foremost. Pregnancy is HARD WORK! More difficult and tiring than any of us first thought it would be, and we definitly don’t give ourselves enough credit for how awesome we are for the mere fact that we create, carry and then birth our offspring! WOMEN ARE AMAZING!
Did you know that your jaw and pelvic floor are connected? How can this be if they are at opposite ends of the spine, I hear you ask?
Because of EXACTLY that!
Around day 15 of gestation, your tiny little embryo is creating parts of it mouth and also parts of its urinary, reproductive and digestive tracts that remain linked through your baby’s spine even as they grow further apart.
When we are stressed or angry about something, we tend to clench our jaw shut, possibly even grind our teeth. We can consciously feel tension throughout our...
Now this is an incredible thing. It’s something that many of us believe we do not have when we are pregnant with our first. I remember friends asking me when I was pregnant “Are you nervous or scared about giving birth?” To which I would reply “No not at all, I can’t wait to give birth, but I’m absolutely terrified about becoming someone’s mum!”
It’s true. I had only ever held one baby in my life, I had never changed a nappy, I didn’t have any younger siblings and I was totally at a loss of ‘how on earth am I going to know what to do?’
The one where we can’t quite believe it. The one where we want constant reassurance that we are indeed pregnant, so we pee on many a stick to see that plus sign, as it’s weeks before we get that first symptom. However, so much goes on in your first trimester that is utterly mind blowing, and you think to yourself how incredible it is that your tiny little embryo has already linked its skull and sacrum with a magnificent spine! Wow.
The first trimester however is, in my opinion, the most tough. No one offers you a seat on the train as no one can s...