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Birth Story No 27: Eliana – My waters broke at my pregnancy yoga class

Eliana attended Lynn’s pregnancy yoga classes. Here she shares how the breathing and relaxation techniques she learnt, helped during the birth of her beautiful baby boy. I was so happy to have a positive vaginal birth, naturally, relatively pain-free and in control. I am very grateful to Lynn and her team at the Active Birth Centre for

Birth Story No 26: Laura – The magic trio: yoga, breathing and affirmations

Laura attended pregnancy yoga classes and Janet’s Couples Yoga for Active Birth workshop, at the Centre. Here she shares how yoga, breathing and affirmations helped prepare her mentally and physically for the birth of her beautiful baby boy. I wanted to let you know I had a really positive birth experience, and think my yoga practice

A Labour of Love Part 4: The Dance of Labour – Mother and Baby

Essentially labour is a dance between mother and baby aided by the downward force of gravity. Now that we have some understanding of the physiology – lets turn to the protagonists. I believe it is essential that we think of labour starting in the final weeks of pregnancy when baby and mother are preparing, both

A Labour of Love Part 3: The Myth of Cervical Dilation

The concept of dilation of the cervix from 0-10cms during labour is unphysiological when we understand labour as a series of responses between mother and baby. It starts at the very end of pregnancy, when space in the womb is tight and the baby’s head starts to descend into the brim of the pelvis. Pressure

Birth Stories No. 13: Dinu’s Calm Birth

My due date came and went and I felt no closer to my baby being born – I’d had no Braxton Hicks contractions, nor any of the other signs one might feel in the lead-up to labour. However, four days past my due date, I woke up feeling a surge at 1.40am.  The date was

Birth Stories No.11 – Carolina: The Power of Affirmations

I just wanted to share with ABC the arrival of our second baby girl Cielo (pronounced Si-eh-lo). She was born on the 18th of April at 1am in the Birth Centre at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital. 4 days after her expected due date. I started feeling small surges on Saturday morning but through the

Affirmations for Active Birth

One of the things that women in my pregnancy yoga and Active Birth classes all love is the affirmations that we do in class to help build a strong trust that their bodies were born to have babies successfully. Here are some of my favourites: My baby fits my pelvis perfectly My baby knows when

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