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What are the benefits of yoga for pregnant women?

What are the benefits of yoga for pregnant women?

There are many benefits of yoga for pregnant women. It can help to: Improve sleep. Reduce stress and anxiety of pregnancy and birth. Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth. Decrease lower back pain...

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Why is breathing important in pregnancy and birth?

Why is breathing important in pregnancy and birth?

‘Focusing on your breathing requires you to concentrate. Focused breathing means that your thought process is directed away from any discomfort you may be feeling.’ – HSE article on breathing and self help techniques in labour...

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What is baby massage?

Baby massage is gentle, rhythmic stroking of your baby’s body with your hands. You can use oils or a moisturiser to help your hands to glide smoothly over your baby’s skin. We recommend the use of organic sunflower oil. Why? Because...

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Preparing for birth – Squats

Preparing for birth – Squats

Ina May Gaskin said that if a woman squats 300 times a day that she will manage birth easily. Interesting, but squatting is not in our culture in Ireland so I think it’s unlikely that you will manage that during your pregnancy. But if you...

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