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#10 Side Lying Relaxation Position

Once you are more than 28 weeks pregnant, the safest position for relaxation or go to sleep is on your side, either left or right. This is because when you lie on your back, the weight of the baby (and placenta, and amniotic fluid) can compress the vena cava, an important blood vessel which returns… Continue reading #10 Side Lying Relaxation Position

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#9 The Pelvic Diamond

I find this a really helpful way of experiencing the area of soft tissue we commonly call the "pelvic floor".   Once you can feel and sense this diamond shape area muscle you can work with both contractions and relaxations to keep the area toned. What's the best pose for feeling my diamond? Personally, my favourite pose… Continue reading #9 The Pelvic Diamond

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#8 Pelvic Scoops and How to Sit

We have explored in previous articles how maternal positioning (ie your posture) can have an impact on foetal positioning (ie which way round your baby lies in your uterus). Spending time each day on hands and knees or in forward-leaning postures is really helpful, but not always possible. So, here are some standing and sitting… Continue reading #8 Pelvic Scoops and How to Sit

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#7 Baby on the Rollercoaster

'Baby on the Rollercoaster' is a delicious, flowing movement that is done on hands and knees. This movement is part of my pregnancy friendly Surya Namaskar, but can also be done as a stand-alone practice or part of your 10 minutes twice a day of Optimal Foetal Positioning. Baby on the Rollercoaster / Scooping Cat Begin… Continue reading #7 Baby on the Rollercoaster

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#5 Wall Stretch / The Ladder

This pair of poses can be enjoyed against a wall (or tree!) at any point during your day. In both poses the weight of your baby is leaned forward and away from your spine, so can help to relieve back ache and to allow your baby some wiggle room! Part 1: Wall Stretch Place the… Continue reading #5 Wall Stretch / The Ladder