At your appointment, your midwife will feel your tummy to see which position your baby is in. They may say that the baby is ‘breech’. What does this mean? Well, optimal foetal position for birth, is baby lying with it’s head down near your pelvis, and it’s spine curved outwards towards your belly. Breech means … More Is Baby Breech?
This question came up recently in our Baby Massage class. Why is it not recommended to massage your baby following their vaccinations? And what should you do if your infant massage class falls within 24 hours of your baby’s jabs? Baby massage boosts circulation. As you can imagine, this brings increased oxygen and nutrients all … More Baby Massage after jabs?
We have two tremendous Baby Massage Instructors at Mama2shape! Jelena has been teaching for us since March 2018, and Lynn joined our team in July 2019. I had a super chat with each of these lovely ladies, so I could find out more about them and so they could help enlighten us as to why … More Meet our Baby Massage Instructors
As my son turns nine months old, this is a wonderful time to publish this article. He is reaching the end of his period of ‘extero-gestation’ and becoming more independent: a little more like a little boy than a little baby. However, baby-wearing is still proving a blessing for us, even with his increasing weight. … More Baby-wearing: what’s the big deal!?
Recent studies show children to be more inactive and to experience more stress and mental health issues than in previous years. Society’s reliance on technology has been blamed, and whatever the reason, as a school teacher I have certainly noticed that children are lacking developmentally in physical areas such as fine and gross motor-skills as well … More Yoga for Toddlers: creating healthy minds and bodies.
Pilates is amazing for Postnatal Women Pilates is a great way to tone up, especially postnatally (Did you know, the postnatal period can last up to two years?!) Pilates helps to tone safely from the inside out, strengthening core and postural muscles that support the spine and relieve strain in other muscle groups. Great care … More Who can benefit from Pilates?