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Birthlight started with informal, small birth preparation classes taught by Francoise in Cambridge in the 1980’s. As an anthropologist at Cambridge University, Dr Françoise Freedman was asked to share parenting skills that

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Yoga Relaxation with your Baby: the Best Treat of Early Parenting?

Start with awareness, add mindfulness: you are doing yoga …

Relaxing jointly with your baby triples benefits. You relax, (s)he relaxes,
the two of you relax together. Relaxation is an essential part of all

Birthlight Baby Yoga: A Daily Antidote to Overparenting?

The first episode of the ‘Bringing up Britain’ programme (Radio 4 Episode 13 October2020 ) explored various facets of the relentless micro-management and monitoring that are now part and parcel of being a parent.

Birthlight Pioneers: Getting to Know Liz Doherty

Liz Doherty

Birthlight Pioneer

As co-grandmothers, Liz and I started our conversation talking about our grandchildren. Liz has three, from