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Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
I am a mother of five children, four daughters all born in hospital (two now grown up!) and my son, born at home. One thing I know is that I would have had much more positive birth experiences if I had been well informed and well supported. Many women are feeling the same way and are seeking out the extra care a Doula can give them. I have been a Birth and Postnatal Doula for several years now, and am also a Lamaze Childbirth Educator providing 1-1 classes in antenatal preparation and baby care. I have special classes to help parents prepare for twins, homebirth, waterbirth, and parenting a new baby/babies. I am also a qualified antenatal teacher with the NCT and facilitate group classes in the Rugby/Coventry area. As a single mother I have an affinity with the special challenges of one parent families, or families where one partner is unavailable much of the time to offer support.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Yoga course!

I have decided to get qualified to teach yoga to pregnant and post partum ladies.
i have been 'doing' yoga for a couple of years now, and have really benefited from the practice, especially while i was pregnant.
i really believe yoga helped me carry and birth my last baby much easier. especially during birth, i naturally found the position to give birth easier.

yoga gives you the body awareness, the confidence and the inner calm through meditation. what a powerful tool for a pregnant woman!

i have just signed up with the British School of Yoga, to train to become a teacher, and cant wait to start the course!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Baby yoga!

took Alfie to baby yoga today, he really enjoyed it! we did baby exercises with baby knees to chest, arms in and out, singing all the time.. wonderful!
then it was time for mum! we did dynamic cat, hip rotations, stretches, and walking around holding the little ones doing camel dips.

Janet Dobbie - teaches mum and baby yoga at the rugby friends meeting house on a Friday morning.
she also teaches a pregnancy class and has classes for regular attendance too!

definitely recommended!

Friday, 6 March 2009

Article in the local paper!

new blog!

hello!! this is my new blog as Sacred spiral Doula!