Free event for expectant parents in Romford

Come along to Mothercare in September and October to their Expectant Parent Event to hear what Magical Baby Moments and other local baby-related companies do, as well as speak to the experts at Mothercare on all that you will need for the arrival of your little one.

With Magical Baby Moments you will find out how Hypnobirthing can help you during your pregnancy, labour and birth.

It’s a full antenatal course that teaches you and your birth partner:

⭐️ the physical side of what is happening in labour and the journey your baby needs to take to join you

⭐️⭐️ overcome any anxieties and fears surrounding childbirth so that you are positive and exited about labour and birth

⭐️⭐️⭐️ lifelong skills in how to remain calm and positive in situations where you might feel panicked or stressed

One lucky couple will WIN a free Magical Baby Moments Hypnobirthing course, worth £195!

I look forward to meeting you soon.

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Supporting spontaneous labour

Whenever you research how long a pregnancy lasts, you will commonly hear the following:

– just over nine months

– approximately 280 days

– 37-42 weeks

So as you can see, the range is quite vast and wooly. So think about it…if you’re pregnant, the chances are your medical caregivers have given you an exact date as to when they think your baby will be born. Wow, they’ve managed to pinpoint it to on single 24 hour period…amazing!

No, it’s not.

By you being given one single day to pin your hopes on baby arriving can have a multitude of knock-on effects. It puts pressure on you as a mum, as you wait for the signs of labour to show; you will no doubt have friends and family checking in on you and you’ll also have your medical caregivers suggest a ‘date for induction’, even before you’ve crossed the 40-week mark.

The NICE guidelines state that inductions for pregnancy should only be done if there is a medical reason. Being ‘overdue’ is not a medical reason on its own.

Take a look online and you’ll read of many 10-month mamas. Women who have confidently chosen to let nature take its course and go spontaneously into labour. There is even one woman who’s pregnancy lasted 375 days* (yes that’s longer than 12 months).

So what I want to convey is, pinning your expectations on a single day is perhaps not the right thing to do. According to research, only about one in 25 (four per cent) of babies are born on their exact due date . About one in five babies are born at 41 weeks or after. So rest assured, this is totally normal.

You’ve done a fabulous job growing your baby and trusting in nature. Now let your body decide when to give birth.

*this was the number of days from menstrual cycle to birth.

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The importance of pelvic floor exercises

If you’re pregnant, especially with your first, remember that pelvic floor exercises, while a chore and a bore, MUST BE DONE regularly (like for the rest of your life!!).

At some point you’ll either buy a trampoline for the garden or come to a place like @Jump Evolution. It’s great fun and your mind thinks like a teenager in these places. 

I’ve realised that my body post childbirth (and my youngest is almost 5), isn’t what it was! Jumped off the high jump and my neck is now creaky (let’s see what aches tomorrow brings!) 😞😞

Tried to show Lily that the swing into the foam pit is fun, but didn’t realise that my shoulder sockets can’t hold my body weight!! Ouch!! (Fatty bum bum!!) 😳😳😳

Oh and on a final note, as I’m sharing too much information, I must remember to keep up pelvic floor exercises!! 😆😆😆🙊🙊

Maybe it’s just me…but I suspect there’s more out there who experience this.

Watch my video on how to do Pelvic Floor Exercises to know how to do it!

Join October’s Group hypnobirthing course in Romford

If you’re 20+ weeks pregnant and looking for a comprehensive antenatal course that teaches you everything you need to know about labour and birth; the choices that you have and fabulous techniques that will keep you calm, confident and relaxed. 

This evening group course, taking place in October will get you fully prepared for your baby’s arrival and beyond!

Get in touch!
www.magicalbabymoments.com/classes

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Another great weekend teaching Hypnobirthing to expectant parents in Romford 

This weekend 10 & 11 September saw more expectant parents in the Romford area learn about hypnobirthing. Here’s what they had to say about the course: 

“I feel more informed and now have an idea on how I want the birth of my baby to be.” Nisha

“I am a lot calmer and more positive about giving birth.” Sarah

“Hypnobirthing is something every expectant couple should try and experience. There is so much to think about when preparing for your baby and this helps to focus, through a condensed information pack and relaxation scripts.” Mayank

“I feel much better now, as this is our first baby. I didn’t know what to expect but now I feel more confident it will be s nice experience.” Sergio

If you want to prepare for your baby’s birth, find out more on Magical Baby Moments website.