Severe Afterpains

May 4, 2017 0 comments Pregnancy

This is an interesting case of a client I treated before the birth of her third child to help manage her severe afterpains.  Women are aware of labour pain but less is said about afterpains which can be debilitating.   […]

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Pregnancy and Swimming

February 22, 2016 0 comments Pregnancy

Swimming is a particularly good exercise in pregnancy, as the water helps to support your extra weight. This can be a huge relief, especially in the third trimester. And unlike some other forms of aerobic exercise, swimming helps you to […]

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Breast engorgement: what causes it and how to get relief

November 16, 2015 0 comments Pain and Injury, Pregnancy, Women's Health

What causes your breasts to engorge, ache, harden, and feel like they’ll burst any second, and what can you do for breast engorgement relief?   What is breast engorgement? During your first week after birth, whether you’re breastfeeding or not, […]

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Hypnotherapy can help morning sickness – hypnotherapist Kristin Hayward explains why

October 21, 2015 0 comments Pregnancy, Stress

Hypnotherapy can be very effective as a treatment for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Stress and tiredness can contribute to nausea, but by practising hypnotherapy regularly will not only reduce stress but give the pregnant woman positive messages about food. […]

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A Nutritional Therapy View – Nutrionist Debra Whelehan, offers her tips on what to eat to combat nausea

October 21, 2015 0 comments Food and supplements, Pregnancy

Nutritionally, it is important to try and eat little and often, and include protein with every meal or snack, which helps to balance blood sugar and prevents an empty stomach. Protein shakes can be useful for this if eating solid food […]

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Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy – how acupressure can help

October 21, 2015 0 comments Health, Pregnancy, Stress

Usually morning sickness is a good sign that the pregnancy is progressing well and often for women who have struggled to get pregnant it is a reassuring sign. But for some women it can be debilitating and even life threatening […]

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Turning Breech or Poorly Positioned Babies

July 4, 2014 0 comments Pregnancy

The best position for a baby prior to birth is spine opposite to the woman’s, turned to the left slightly and with its head in the pelvis, so called Left Occipital Anterior or LOA. The head down position is expected […]

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Olympians and Pregnant Women: What have they got in common?

September 18, 2012 0 comments Pregnancy

Backache! Of course.  A tenuous link I admit, although some women would argue going through pregnancy and birth is an Olympian task.  You’ve guessed, this article is themed on back pain, as Back Care Awareness Week takes place between 8th […]

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Supportive care in early pregnancy: reducing miscarriages

October 28, 2009 0 comments Pregnancy

The Ancient Chinese said in the first month of pregnancy: A woman should be waited on. Her food thoroughly cooked, sour and exquisite. Her sleeping place must be peaceful and quiet and she must not be exposed to fear and […]

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