Maternal emotions and human development

pregnancy yoga

The role of the mother’s biochemistry in foetal development is well known. Good nutrition and avoiding toxins are advocated in all maternity care programs. There is less awareness however about the information relayed by mothers to their unborn babies about their perceptions of the world around them, including their attitudes […]

BeYogaBeyond Symposium

Françoise Freedman will be speaking at the BeYogaBeyond Symposium running from 23- 25th April 2021. The Symposium is organised by the European Yoga Federation and will be the first symposium held by them. The focus of the meeting, featuring over 25 speakers, 10 special guests and 10 musicians, is to […]

How an Integrated Approach can Help Pregnancies

Spot interview with Avni Trivedi Avni TrivediOsteopath & Zero BalancerConscious wellness in a Modern World@avnitouchwww.avni-touch.com07961 123 719 What motivated you to choose applications of osteopathy to the reproductive process, qualifying as a paediatric osteopath?I’ve always been interested in health in a preventative and holistic sense. When you’re treating a baby […]

Stella Acquarone on “Babies the Passionate Communicators”

Spot interview with Dr Stella Acquarone, founder of the Parent-Infant Centre www.infantmentalhealth.com. Stella Acquarone’s pioneering work with parents and infants is relevant to all that we do in Birthlight, but most particularly to Baby Massage/Baby Yoga teachers and Infant Aquatics teachers. Some Birthlight members may remember her inspiring presentation about […]

Breastfeeding Week 2020

World Breastfeeding Week is definitely worth universally celebrating -and promoting! – as a key factor for human health and wellbeing The 2020 theme, ‘Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet’, links infant feeding with ecology. Breastfeeding is linked to all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals not only because it […]

Spot Interview: Dianne Garland Talks About Birth & Covid19

Dianne Garland is an international speaker having travelled and taught in all corners of the world, including India, China, America, Europe and the UK. In 2005 she launched her company Midwifeexpert.com. She can be contacted to book either classes or discuss availability via dianne@midwifeexpert.com Dianne Garland is an international speaker […]

Introducing Babies to Water

Introducing new babies to water: the risks of chlorinated swimming pools and the benefits of home tubs In the UK, parents do not need to wait until their babies have completed their immunization. The NHS gives the go ahead for babies to go swimming before vaccinations that generally start at two months […]

Cultural Fusion

The Science, Magic and Nurture of Planet-Wide Baby Holds I have only recently come across ‘The Hold’ promoted by Dr Hamilton, a paediatrician in Santa Monica, California. It has been seen by many people, but I missed it. The Hold is very similar to a practice I learnt from Amazonian […]

Supporting Families

So much has changed in our lives and around us, so fast, since the beginning of the UK lockdown. I hope that you are finding new sources of creativity each day with your families, rhythms for daily activities and an upbeat spirit. Uncertainty is unfamiliar to most of us, but […]