women's health worldwide

Around Birth

women's health worldwide

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'Ingrid, your classes were the best yoga classes in the world, they were informative, fun, helpful, interesting, warm and engaging. Through them I gained confidence in myself, my body and my baby and for this I cannot thank you enough.' Carrie & little Robyn - - - 'I highly recommend Ingrid's pregnancy yoga & birth preparation classes to both my NHS and private expectant mothers. Ingrid's classes are an excellent way to stay healthy in mind and body throughout pregnancy and to be well-prepared for birth.' Dr. Claire Mellon, GP & Obstetrician - - - 'I wanted to thank you for the breathing techniques you taught me which proved invaluable and for giving me the confidence I could do it without an epidural, by trusting myself and my body. Six days later, I feel great, I was lucky I did not have any tearing whatsoever and that labour was quick and super effective. Recovery has been second to none. I want to thank you again for all your support and your great yoga classes!' Liana - - - 'Thank YOU Ingrid, you're one in a million. The breathing techniques you gave us in the last relaxation got me right to 10cm easily! Remarkable. So delighted to have birthed a breech baby avoiding a c section.' Natalie


After Birth - Postnatal Nurture

In many cultures a woman remains in her hut or home for 30 or more days after giving birth for full recovery and bonding with her baby whilst women experienced in childbirth care for her and her baby. Therapy after birth or postnatal care and nurture is supplementary to the care provided by the NHS.

Therapy after birth or postnatal nurture is designed to help you recover more quickly after giving birth and thus cope more easefully with the emotional and physical demands of motherhood. It is packed with lots of practical help and advice to help you get the support you need.

Therapy after birth or ‘postnatal nurture’ includes:

  1. Ritual closing of the body
  2. First massage as a newborn mum
  3. Healing Herbs for the perineum
  4. Care of the scar in case of c-section
  5. Reverse breathing exercises to gently tone deepest layer of abdominal muscles from day 1
  6. Practical help with issues such as: handling baby with confidence, helping if baby has colic,
  7. Addressing common postnatal ailments (tiredness, mastitis, swelling etc)