Finn’s story…

The Naked Midwives have teamed up with over 50 people to complete the Great South Run in October, to help fundraise for Finn. The GSR Is 10 miles long and for some of those running, this will be such an amazing achievement!

Finn is 5 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. Recently his parents have had the very exciting, if not a little scary news that Finn is eligible for SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy), which he is due to have in Bristol, in the Summer. The surgery is spinal surgery that involves  permanently cutting the sensory nerves, to get rid of the excess tone and spasticity. 

The surgery however is only half of the story, as there is also a 2 year rehabilitation program to follow afterwards, which is absolutely essential to ensure the surgery is as successful and life changing as possible. Unfortunately the NHS are unable to provide all the physiotherapy and rehabilitation required. So this is why we are fundraising, to raise money to fund as much extra private physiotherapy, as possible to ensure the surgery is a complete success for Finn.

Finn is one amazing, happy, cheeky and determined little man and by having this surgery and rehabilitation, we hope it will reduce how much he uses his wheelchair, improve his mobility, reduce his pain, give him more independence and overall give him a better quality of life in the future. Let the training begin….

More information can be found at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fundsforfinn

How and when to stop breast feeding – The Naked Midwives team up with Bare Biology.

Let’s not make any bones about it, breastfeeding can be hard. Whilst we all know it’s better for both mum and baby’s health, you still don’t widely see it on TV. When did you last see someone breastfeeding in the back of the Queen Vic whilst Phil Mitchell drinks his pint?

Not only can it be tricky getting it right to start with but it can be hard to stop too. We’re not just talking about physically stopping, but mentally preparing to stop breastfeeding your baby can lay on that mum guilt good and proper!

Current guidance suggests that babies are exclusively breastfed until they’re six months old. While you’re breastfeeding, having a good diet rich in oats and flaxseed, as well as drinking lots of water are important to maintain your milk supply and your own health. Sometimes you may find taking an Omega 3 supplement that benefits new mums and breastfeeding helps.

And the old “I’m breastfeeding so I need that piece of chocolate cake” won’t really benefit you and definitely won’t benefit your baby – although I bet it will be pretty tasty. It’s all about balance!

Decrease feeding by dropping one feed during the day. Gradually, as your baby takes more solids, you can offer a breastfeed for a drink rather than a meal.

When you’re ready to give up or reduce breastfeeding, be guided by your baby and your health visitor. We‘re all unique and there’s no one size fits all. It’s important to take things slowly. As you’ll already know, breastfeeding is all about supply and demand – the more you feed, the more milk you make.

Therefore it stands to reason that when you slow down and start missing feeds, your milk supply decreases too. Should you stop feeding too quickly, it can lead to engorgement and mastitis, two very unwelcome visitors. Should you become engorged there are a number of techniques you may find helpful;

  1. Using a soft toothed comb, gently but firmly ‘comb’ the red area on your breast, which will help break down the blocked duct.
  2. Use a warm flannel on your breast.
  3. Make sure you still feed from that side in order to empty the breast.

Now this one seems a little out there but cabbage leaves can be really soothing! Keep a Savoy or white cabbage in the fridge and peel off a leaf when needed (they’re handy as they’re boob shape) and stick it in your bra. Trust me, it works!

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We would suggest you slowly start to decrease feeding by dropping one feed during the day. Gradually, as your baby takes more solids, you can offer a breastfeed for a drink rather than a meal. Most babies will continue to want a breastfeed at night. This is a source of comfort as well as food for your baby and will help you gradually wean off feeding.

When the time comes to return to work it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop giving your baby breast milk. Your place of work should provide a private and hopefully comfortable place where you can express and store your milk. This is a conversation definitely worth having before you finish your maternity leave and return to work.

It can be an emotional time when you stop breastfeeding but taking your time to stop can make the whole transition a little less emotional.

With breastfeeding and in fact all parenting, the one rule we would say is don’t be too hard on yourself. If you are breastfeeding for the first time you’ve never done it before and neither has your baby. It’s a learning curve, embrace it.  When the time comes and it’s not working for you anymore there are always other options. At the end of the day we are all aiming for fed babies.

The Naked Midwives provide you with a completely different type of antenatal course. Run by experienced, practicing midwives, the courses are great fun and cover everything you will need to know for your labour, birth and beyond.

The importance of creating the right birth environment

THE IMPORTANCE OF BIRTH ENVIRONMENT

Your environment sets the tone for your birth experience. From home to hospital, every birth environment has challenges and benefits worth exploring.

In the early stages of labour (known as the latent phase) we understand through research; you are more likely to progress further whilst at home.

This is very true however; it is highly dependable on your environment and how confident and relaxed you are about the factors surrounding labour. Knowledge is the essence of power and you will benefit greatly if you have a realistic understanding of what the latent phase of labour is likely to entail.

When researching your options, it is vital your birth partner is on board too! Especially when deciding how you are going to manage the latent phase and where you decide to have your baby, whether that be home, birth centre or hospital.

There is no set timescale for the latent phase of labour and each woman labour’s differently.  This can be both a frustrating and daunting time, especially if you don’t know what to expect!

Oxytocin is a word you need to make yourselves familiar with! Oxytocin is the ‘hormone of love ‘and it’s important to understand, especially for first time parents, exactly how to stimulate this critical ‘life hormone’ as this is what keeps the uterus contracting.

When you hear the horror stories of women in labour for days and days it’s sometimes due to the imbalance of Oxytocin ‘V’ Adrenaline. This is the fight or flight mechanism as Adrenaline is the inhibitor of Oxytocin, so how do we increase Oxytocin and minimise Adrenaline?

Firstly, oxytocin is a lover of dark places so no bright lights! When you are at your calmest, feeling safe, secure and loved is when the oxytocin will flow at its most potential. This is where environment is key…

In the last few weeks of pregnancy create a safe place; some choose the comfort of a feeding chair in the nursery where the baby will be sleeping later down the line. This will already be a place filled with love in anticipation of the new arrival.

Spend some quiet time here each day to focus solely on your breathing and your unborn baby. Whilst doing this use an aromatherapy oil to either burn or place a couple of drops on a tissue and hold it near, creating a calming mood (lavender is a popular calming scent). At the same time play a music track that you find relaxing to distract you from any thoughts or anxieties. The use of candles to create low lighting can also be effective. Once you are comfortable close your eyes and take long steady breaths, in for a count of 4 through your nostrils and out for a count of 8 through your mouth. This type of breathing will encourage you to relax your shoulders and become heavy in your chair.

Get your partner to give you a gentle massage allowing you to feel completely safe under his protection. His role is to be the ‘guardian of the oxytocin’ by making you feel safe and secure in this environment.

By doing this regularly it will build up a memory of control and calmness that you can recall upon when the latent phase of labour begins to hot up! This will encourage balance and refocus allowing your body to continue with the build up to the more established phase of labour.

If you choose a birth environment other than your home, consider labouring at home as long as possible and explore ways in which you can make the transition to the birth centre or hospital as seamless as possible. Also consider replicating the same environment at the birth centre or hospital by taking your aromatherapy oils and chosen music with you.

 

The beauty of Gentle Caesarean Section

There are many reasons women may need a C-section. Sometimes the situation could present as an emergency but often the problem is that labour simply isn’t progressing. Some women will already know they are having a C-section and are booked in for a planned elective C-section, usually around the 39th week of pregnancy if it’s thought a vaginal birth is too risky.

An elective C-section could be an option if:

  • your baby is in the breech position (feet first) and your doctor or midwife has been unable to turn them by applying gentle pressure to your tummy, or you’d prefer they did not try this
  • you have a low-lying placenta (placenta praevia)
  • Previous C-section
  • You have certain infections, such as a first genital herpes infection occurring late in pregnancy or untreated HIV
  • Tokophobia

If there are no concerns over mum and baby some hospitals are now offering small but significant changes to the procedure to make it seem more like a birth than major surgery andoffer what they call a gentle C-section.

These small changes in the procedure allow parents-to-be to feel more a part of the birth.This can make a big difference to couples experiencing surgical deliveries and give a certain level of empowerment creating a much more positive and personal event.

Typically, during a C-section, you’re laid flat on an operating table in a theatre setting. A screen is raised above your waist, so you won’t have to see the incision being made.

Hospitals that offer a gentle c-section may offer these accommodations:

  • You can ask to be propped up slightly so you can view the birth through a clear plastic drape or ask for the drape to be lowered earlier and farther so you can see your baby being born. (A solid drape still blocks your view of the surgical incision.)
  • Your baby may be delivered slowly to allow time for the chest to be squeezed on the way out, as in a vaginal birth, to clear the lungs of fluid.
  • Your newborn is placed on your chest (and covered with a warm towel) right after delivery for immediate skin-to-skin contact. He may be allowed to stay with you for the rest of the surgery and accompany you to the recovery room.
  • Your IV line is put in your nondominant hand, leaving your dominant hand free to hold your baby. The ECG leads (which track your baby’s heartbeat) can be removed as soon as the delivery is imminent.

It is important to understand no one is trying to advocate for c-sections and gentle C-section is not a replacement for a vaginal birth; it’s just a way to improve the surgical experience with the following benefits to consider:

  • Studies show that women who have c-sections are less satisfied with their childbirth experience than those who deliver vaginally and are more likely to have postpartum depression, difficulty with bonding, and breastfeeding problems.
  • Being able to view your baby’s birth allows you to feel like you’re participating in the process. And research has shown that immediate skin-to-skin contact helps regulate the baby’s body temperature and heart rate and facilitates bonding and successful breastfeeding.
  • It’s an incredibly powerful experience for a new mom to be able to hold and comfort her baby right after birth. Newborns often stop crying when they hear their mom’s voice and feel the warmth of her skin.

 

 

The Naked Midwives Appear On Just Women, Brooklands Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 25th June’s episode, Alexandra Williams and Samantha Pantlin from The Naked Midwives provide a completely different type of antenatal course.

Just Women is introduced by two of the following presenters – Jackie Mitchell, Amanda Weller, Penny Carter, Ivana O’Brien, Anne Twist, Mandy Dineley and Lynda Berger. Just Women is on at Tuesdays at 1pm and repeated on Thursdays 8pm.

https://www.brooklandsradio.co.uk/JustWomen.html

Have a listen below!

TheBareMum tries Cloth Nappies

I am in no way a nappy expert. However, I have been cloth nappy-ing baby bums for several years now. So I thought I’d share my experience from my corner of the world…

I fell into cloth nappies with our first daughter, purely because I was wanting to keep costs down, living off one wage and all. We were using Naty disposables which were costing a LOT of money every month. I didn’t want to use non-eco nappies as I wasn’t happy with the chemicals/plastic sitting next to my babies bum 24/7. Nor did I like the idea that they weren’t biodegradable in any shape or form.

So when ‘i’ was 3-4 months old, we started to look into reusables.

WHAT.A.MINEFIELD.

I did (thankfully) come across The Nappy Lady . I saw that she had a questionnaire on her website that you could fill out to find the best nappy brand for you and your babies needs. BRILLIANT! …and this still exists by the way and I highly recommend, and even more so now as there are more and more brands coming on to the market.

The top recommendation for us was ‘Tot Bots Bamboozle’ Size 2s (Birth to Potty size) and ‘Motherease‘ Wraps. The whole kit of 25 odd nappies, bucket, wet bag, wipes & wraps came to around £300. Eeekkkkk, was this a good investment? Would they work? Would I have time to wash them? Will they leak? I hummed and hawed for a few weeks. But in the end I thought sod it, for the price it’s about 6 months worth of eco-disposables and I’ll need them for at least another 18 months.

So they arrived, I watched videos on YouTube on how to put them on properly. Once I got used to them, they were fab! There was no going back. There were no leaks, no poonamis, and it felt really good having no nappies to put into the black refuge bin, well only the one we use at night time.

I in 2016, E in 2019. Both in Tot Bots

There were a few glitches though. The ‘Motherease Rikki’ Wraps didn’t fit my daughter well, so I swapped them for ‘Nature Babies‘ which were much better. Also we didn’t get on with them at night, despite using gazillion boosters and liners…so we did you a disposable at night. But 1 is better than 6 per day, right!

Once the routine was in place: washing every other night & hanging them up on our indoor rack it really didn’t feel like any extra work. In reality it probably takes an extra 5-10 mins per day compared to disposables.

I use ‘Bio-D Non-Bio‘ and ‘Bio-D Nappy Fresh‘ laundry products, which don’t leave any horrid perfume smell but equally clean VERY well. A pre-wash and/or extra rinse is needed too. Weaning/semi-solid poos aren’t the best for cleaning, but I just rinse them in the loo flush. Also using a fleece liner can be helpful.

I hear you thinking “all that washing can’t be good for the environment”. Actually The Nappy Lady has a very good article about efficiency. Disposable nappies use a LOT of water and petrochemicals in the manufacturing of them…most washing machines nowadays are quite efficient anyway.

Then in 2018 a little E came along. So we planned to use the same – Tot Bots & Nature Babies Wraps. Easy. She got to around 6 months, and the nappies weren’t fitting her well, they were too small! Our little chunk had outgrown the nappies that our elder one wore until 2+!

Back to square one. This time I asked a cloth nappy group on Facebook for recommendations for long & chubby babies! Many were recommending Bambino Miosolos. So I bought one from eBay to see if it fit well and it did! I bought some new and some almost new and sold all my Tot Bots. It was pretty much a direct swap! Plus here in Bournemouth, they do a cloth nappy incentive so I received £30 off my purchases. So it is worth checking your local councils!

I LOVE the Bambino Miosolo. I wonder whether we should have bought them last time as they are much quicker to handle as they are all-in-ones (pocket nappy).

It may seem that cloth are the “in” thing at the moment and I am so glad, but it is NOT just a fad. Cloth is the original nappy. Disposables are very much a new thing, and they do have their place (we still use one at night time). But I believe mums and dads should aim to try and involve cloth. It’s much easier and cheaper than you may think. The bonus is it feels really good knowing you’re not adding to the 1+ billion nappies being put to landfill EVERYDAY.

**Definitely check out The Nappy Lady. There is a lot of info there from the questionnaire I mentioned, to the myths around nappies and how to care & clean them**

Our new Bambino Miosolos

Remaining active with an epidural

Epidurals certainly have their place in labour and there are two schools of thought on why there is a slightly increased risk of either an instrumental delivery or a caesarean section.

Firstly, are you in need of a higher form of pain relief because of the possibility your baby has got into a difficult position such as back to back. This is where the baby’s spine is resting upon yours and his face is looking towards your tummy.   In some cases, this can cause complications due to the baby being unable to tuck the head and chin down enabling easier passage through the birth canal.

It can also cause significant back pain and draw the labour out… So, If the baby is in an awkward position, would you have required assistance with the delivery in the first place?

Or, the second school of thought is, are you at an increased risk of an instrumental delivery or caesarean section because you have opted for an epidural and, due to lack of mobility and gravity, things have potentially slowed down.  You may hear this referred to as ‘slow progress’ and mum’s still get exhausted!

Pushing the baby out can also have its difficulties when an epidural is on board. On occasion, is may be necessary for your midwife to provide some ‘direct pushing’.   Directed pushing requires women to take a deep breath, hold it to the count of ten and push as hard as possible. Another breath is taken, held and the pushing begins again. The midwife may also place a finger in the opening of the vagina to check you are pushing in the right place.  Baby’s passage through the birth canal is one of negotiation and movement can sometimes be key!

So, the jury is out and unfortunately there is a lot of conflicting advice with little scientific evidence to suggest either to be correct or justifiable.

This is where here at The Naked Midwives we come in…

We are currently in the process of raising awareness of all of the above by starting the ….

 

‘BE ACTIVE WITH YOUR EPIDURAL CAMPAIGN’

 

We are very passionate about our teaching and creating positive birth for all regardless of the mode of delivery. It’s important to feel you remain in control of your labour and birth and make the right informed decisions at the right time.

Following an epidural, you will find you are comfortable and hopefully pain free. Your baby will continue to feel the effects of labour, however, don’t panic…although babies do get tired, they are developed to cope with labour and have plenty of reserves on board.   This is why if you do opt for an epidural you will be continuously monitored.

As stated before, the mechanics of labour and birth can be complex and unpredictable, especially if you haven’t had a baby before.   Epidurals certainly have their place in maternity care and it’s saddening as both a woman (who has had an epidural) and a midwife to hear women say they feel they have failed when they choose to have an epidural.

We highlight this because if your expectations of labour are idealistic then this is where the sense of failure can overcome you!

If you are well informed with a realistic outlook and an open mind then an epidural could work really well for you, as long as you remain active and in control of your labour; midwives don’t deliver babies…women do!

Throughout the years, epidurals have moved on greatly and are managed much more efficiently so from the perspective of the midwife………. why hasn’t our care of them?

Unfortunately, we still see women on labour ward, semi-recumbent in a bed when an epidural is in situ. This is what we at The Naked Midwives are trying to change.

The equipment that we use is much more technological now, for instance the beds on labour ward. In most units the beds are now more like transformers!    You can achieve a more upright position by simple adapting the bed. Gravity is really important so let’s facilitate that.

In addition, a narrowed pelvic outlet is another potential difficulty that we can overcome by the use of a ‘peanut birthing ball’. This is a tool we have introduced to maternity units within the area, in the hope that it encourages both women and midwives to keep active in labour especially in circumstances when an epidural is the chosen form of pain relief. The ‘peanut birthing ball’ is as you would think; and the shape of a peanut. It is used for many different things, from assisting baby into a good position in the last few weeks of pregnancy and throughout labour and birth.

Its shape is key and is able to keep the pelvic outlet open ensuring babies have the maximum amount of space to negotiate the pelvis and descend further into the birth canal.

We see time and time again, a woman comfortable with an epidural clock watching until the next vaginal examination to see what progress has been made.

Unfortunately, the majority of these women will have been semi-recumbent, with little movement and a narrowed pelvic outlet. All thing’s we know can hinder progress of the labour.

This is why both good education and keeping actively involved in your labour is so important! Ask the midwife to adapt the bed to aid with gravity, discuss your pelvic outlet, use a peanut ball, change position at regular intervals and then see what progress you have made.

Hopefully you will be seeing a lot more of our campaign to ‘keep active with an epidural’ in the near future.  Its something we are very passionate about and truly believe it could make a real difference to both women’s experiences and maternity care in the whole.

Look out for us and look into a ‘peanut birthing ball’!

 

The Cranny, 43 Queens Road, Mudeford, Dorset.  BH23 3HH

Pregnant women: look after your legs!

The Naked Midwives recently met the lovely Esther, mum to three and developer of Mary Marguerite maternity compression leggings. Please take 2 minutes to read her story as such a great concept. PROMO CODE: NAKEDPROMO to receive a third off retail price at www.marymarguerite.com

Esther Demery, mum to three boys, explains why she developed MaryMarguerite maternity compression leggings:

Did you know that about 40% of women experience varicose vein issues in pregnancy? If you’re pregnant, have you noticed swelling or general achiness in your legs by the end of the day? Did you know that your blood volume increases by 25 to 40% when you are pregnant? Or that increased hormone levels relax the muscular walls of your blood vessels? This increased blood flow puts pressure on your legs, and this is what causes circulatory problems for many women during pregnancy. Health professionals regularly prescribe the wearing ofcompression garments to help reduce the risk of blood pooling in the veins and to relieve any discomfort caused by poor circulation.

I, for one, never thought that I would get varicose veins. It was only whilst pregnant with my second son that I noticed spider-like veins appearing on my legs. I couldn’t believe it, as I had always considered myself to be fairly healthy, the right sort of weight and pretty active. I felt very self-conscious about my legs, but as the heaviness and discomfort grew worse, I had to overcome my embarrassment and show my midwife. I was then prescribed NHS compression stockings. Wearing compression was a great relief, but my flesh-coloured stockings made me feel so unattractive! Thankfully, my last two pregnancies were mainly during the winter so I could keep my legs out of view!

I felt that pregnant women deserved a better product. Why not design some maternity compression wear that could be worn without having to cover up? That’s when I thought about designing leggings that could do the same job as compression stockings. Black leggings are so versatile; they can be worn as a stand-alone garment or combined with other clothes, and with compression built into the legs, they would offer the relief that pregnant women need. That’s what MaryMarguerite leggings are all about: quality compression and versatility. Our leggings are tested to British Standard for compression garments and they are made of luxurious Italian fabric. The bump panel is made of silky soft stretch fabric which can be worn up or down depending on the stage of pregnancy.

They are compression leggings that can be worn without embarrassment, whatever the occasion, whatever the season; a garment that lifts pregnant women, helping them to feel both comfortable and stylish.

MaryMarguerite leggings are:

  • made from luxurious and strong Italian fabric
  • lovingly designed and manufactured in the UK
  • tested to British Standard for graduated compression (BS7563 non-prescriptive graduated support hosiery)
  • as medically reliable as any compression stockings your doctor would prescribe
  • a pregnancy investment to help you look after your legs
  • flexible for any stage of pregnancy (or beyond), because the bump panel can be worn up or down as required

Website: www.marymarguerite.come-mail: esther@marymarguerite.com

When 3 Become 4…Education For 2nd Time Parents

Birth is very unpredictable and even though it’s true most second babies tend to come quicker it doesn’t necessarily mean straight forward. There are lots of different pathways which will lead to the birth of your baby, and although it’s a good idea to think over your birth plan, we at The Naked Midwives see this as more of an opportunity to research your options, as there’s no true way of knowing which path you may take.

 

We feel the lack of antenatal birth preparation classes can be of a disadvantage to second time mum’s, but as practicing midwives we know the huge pressure’s the NHS is under right now. Things are forever changing in maternity services and it’s paramount to get the correct information on board in order to help you achieve a positive birth.

 

“We found it such a useful and empowering session to work through what I wanted for the birth of Baby W number 2, and to understand and reflect on how this might be different to my first birth experience. It was great to involve Ben and Alex also – and for us, being able to do so at home made it a really relaxed experience” January 2019

 

It’s also very common to have feelings of fear when you fall pregnant a second time and quite often this encourages us to reflect, and maybe unanswered questions from the first time around surface. Sometimes it’s just a bigger gap in between sibling and you can’t remember how you coped last time (or you’ve blocked this out!)

 

It’s always a good idea to talk through your first delivery with your midwife and discuss what changes have been made to our practice and what’s new/available now. This will help you feel more confident and in control of your labour.

 

If you feel extra support would be useful to you and your family then please check out our sibling’s workshop tailored directly to your needs. Not only do we go over your previous delivery, we provide you with current birth preparation education and ways in which to introduce the new arrival to its sibling!

 

 

 

7 Common Health Mistakes women make when pregnant

When pregnant many you want to the answer this question: How can I have the most fulfilling pregnancy, childbirth and give my baby the best start to life?  

Whilst each Women, pregnancy and birth journey is unique; We have seen mistakes which we want to share with you so you and your friends can experience a better pregnancy and birth.

MISTAKE 1 – WANTING TO DO THINGS PERFECTLY
TIP: Rather than trying to control everything you can instead focus on reconnecting with what’s important. Your preferences, body, baby space and breath.

MISTAKE 2 – WORRYING THEY’RE ALWAYS GETTING IT WRONG

TIP: Rather than fighting or listening to everything and everyone, work to empower your psychology and mind so you can build yourself up and trust in yourself.

MISTAKE 3 – IGNORING THE BODY’S WARNING SIGNALS

TIP: If you have pain seek help, don’t suffer in silence. Check out the pelvic partnership to find recommendations and advice. All our chiropractors are highly recommended by the pelvic partnership.

MISTAKE 4 – NOT REALISING PRIVATE DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN MORE EXPENSIVE

TIP: Find a system that works for you and take some time to way up what you are not able to do because of what the pain is preventing you from doing with your family and work.

MISTAKE 5 – IGNORING THE BIGGER PICTURE

TIP: Find people and resources who can help you better understand the relationship of passage (pelvis) and passenger (baby) with your hips, pelvis and spinal alignment and how they interrelate may positively influence your birth experience.

MISTAKE 6 – THINKING IT CAN BE DONE ALONE

TIP: Recruit the help of friends, yoga teachers, partners and health care professionals to help you better deal with the stresses and strains of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting.

MISTAKE 7 – NOT FINDING THE TIME OR MAKING WAYS TO RELAX WITH THEIR FRIENDS

TIP: Build a support network. The litmus test to know if you are stressed is ask your spouse. Don’t try to alter everything at once, realise slow and steady is fine and be prepared to cut yourself some slack and give yourself space to wing it. By listening to your body, you keep safe from the strain and enjoy this special time.

Pregnant or not, when was the last time you had your spine and nervous system checked?

Want to find out more ? bit.ly/7-mistakes-women-make-when-pregnant

Our Chiropractors would be more than happy to help and all have post graduate training in providing solutions for pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain, symphysis pubis dysfunction and are all Webster technique trained.

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Life Balance is a unique chiropractic system and process that helps families maximise engagement, quality of life and life balance. We house an award-winning & recommended family Chiropractors. www.lifebalancechiropractic.co.uk

How can a Chiropractor help me and my baby while I’m pregnant?

Seeing a Chiropractor while your pregnant has many benefits.  Not to mention if you’re suffering with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) or Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). Our principle chiropractor DC. Joshua Smith here at Life Balance is recommended by the pelvic partnership and is fully skilled in helping to ease pain, and help to increase mobility and strength in your joints and pelvis. By visiting a Chiropractor when you’re pregnant there are many benefits; Giving your baby room to grow, It helps promote a natural birth and it’ll also help you relieve any neck back and joint aches you may get. Download our free digital report to discover more

https://offers.lifebalancechiropractic.co.uk/beat-pelvic-girdle-pain-and-spd

How can a Chiropractor help my baby?

Establishing successful sleeping and feeding routines can be helped by taking your baby to see a chiropractor. Gentle adjustments and specialist techniques that stimulate nerve flow to certain areas of your babies body helping it to work at its optimum and relieve any stiffness and discomfort your baby may have.

To book your Chiropractic Consultation visit www.lifebalancechiropractic.co.uk

or alternatively call 01202 684859