Mothers and babies at one of my recent birth and baby classes When grappling with pregnancy or a small baby, many of us reach for ‘how to’ books. They are obviously helpful when it comes to new parenting but I believe caution is needed, as they can generate a sense of ‘a right way’. So […]
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Potential clients, pregnant women and their partners often ask me what my yoga birth and baby classes in Hackney offer and how it is different to traditional NCT. If you are pregnant for the first time, you may have been told about various types of antenatal and post natal courses on offer so I appreciate it […]
I was saddened to read that the editor of Grazia blames her traumatic birth experience on NCT. But after reading more about her story, it’s clear that her negative experience stems from the sort of ‘quick-fix’ approach to pregnancy classes, that rarely work. Her polemic rant focusses on how her NCT classes led her to fear medical […]
In my antenatal and birthing classes, I see all sorts of dads-to-be. From the super-enthusiastic, wanting to learn everything they possibly can to help their partner at birth and avoid being a spare part. To the reluctant ones, who worry they may be more of a hinderance than a help during birth. And then there are those who are not apprehensive about […]
A happy student from one of my birth classes Antenatal classes, birth classes, NCT, pregnancy yoga. How do you know which is best for you? And what can you expect in a class. I offer a holistic package from pregnancy to early parenthood and here I explain all you need to know about these classes. […]
In case you missed it. Here’s a snippet of my yoga birth classes on telly! We featured in a Grayson Perry C4 documentary recently called Divided Britain, which was about the different views of Brexit in Hackney, the borough which had the highest number of Remain votes. GREYSON PERRY VIDEO from helen on Vimeo.