Welcome to the first in a series of guest articles from Fiona O’Farrell, who is a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist & Sleep Consultant Specialist, with over 15 years experience. 1. First year foundations of baby development Did you know your baby’s development during his first year of life lays the foundation for acquisition of all […]
Whether you are already pregnant or you are trying to conceive, you may have wondered if aromatherapy could be of benefit to you. In this article, we will look at what is aromatherapy, and its potential benefits, as well as issues, for women who are pregnant, as well as those of you who are trying […]
If you haven’t practiced yoga before, you may wonder if you can actually start during pregnancy. The answer to this question is yes you can, however it is better to wait until the second trimester, purely for safety. This doesn’t mean that pregnancy yoga is risky, however the current advice is that if you haven’t […]
Who else has had to get their husband to go out to Spar at 2 o’clock in the morning? Pregnancy cravings just won’t go away until they’re satisfied, unlike other cravings, which can often go away, especially if we train our minds. And while your hubby and others around you who haven’t been pregnant, may […]
In today’s society the word anxiety covers a multitude of reactions and conditions, and in its mildest form anxiety may be a valid and useful reaction, depending on the circumstances. However many levels of anxiety, and what are termed anxiety disorders, can be disruptive to a person’s functioning and to their quality of life. In some cases the disruption can be extreme and serious.
Herbal medicine has long been used to aid healing and recovery in different cultures all over the world. In Western culture, the use of herbs has become much more widespread and accepted over recent years. There is now easy access to herbal teas tinctures and supplements, with some available in pharmacies and health food shops. There’s a wealth of easily accessible information and expert practitioners to help with your particular requirement. Herbal remedies along with some other types of complementary medicine are now quite commonly used is in both pregnancy and pregnancy.
We’ve all heard the saying that water is life. Many of us know that our bodies are composed of 70% water. This article takes a look at the potential benefits of hydrotherapy during pregnancy – read on to appreciate the role that water can play during this special time of your life.
Enjoying the art of massage is a wonderful way to ease the aches and pains of modern life. In pregnancy, as the aches and niggles increase, the benefits of prenatal massage do too. This feature investigates the benefits of prenatal massage, how it differs from normal massage and whether this therapy is safe for you and baby.
As your pregnancy progresses you could be forgiven at times for thinking that you are losing control of your own body, as each passing day brings further changes and transformations. A technique which can help you take back control and manage the niggling aches and pains of a pregnancy, is biofeedback.
A woman’s body goes through rapid changes during pregnancy and the back is one part of the body that will, quite literally, be taking the strain. This article takes a look at chiropractic care during pregnancy, its benefits and why it can be important.