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Natal Hypnotherapy

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Guest Post: Gemma Nealon, Positive Birth Scotland What is natal hypnotherapy? Natal Hypnotherapy is a form of hypnobirthing that teaches woman to let go of fear and work with their bodies during labour and birth. It teaches women to trust in their body’s ability to birth instinctively and calmly, to create a more relaxed and positive birth […]

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Secrets to enjoying parenthood

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So, what are the secrets to enjoying those first few weeks of being a parent? In fact, not just the first few weeks but months and years….. Look after yourself – that includes looking after yourself in pregnancy, through birth and the postnatal period – ensure you are eating well, taking the opportunities to rest, […]

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It’s mine…..

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We’re coming to the end of a massive building project in our home.  I can’t say it’s been the most stress-free period of my life with the door being a turnstile to tradesmen, never knowing how will be here day to day or when they’re going to be here.  And I’m missing the quiet of […]

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How can you develop ‘good’ eaters?

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Weaning Edinburgh

The biggest area I’m passionate about when delivering my weaning classes is how you can develop good eaters and healthy life long eating habits.  So here’s some areas for you to consider: What does your baby see you eat? Do you eat with your baby/toddler? Does your baby have a choice over what they eat? […]

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Expectations and Realities of Parenthood

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I’m looking forward to delivering the Preparing for Parenting classes throughout 2016 – class dates are now being published for the start of the year. Throughout all the topics we will be reflecting on the expectations and realities of parenting.  Why am I doing this? What is the purpose of this? What I believe strongly […]

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Top 10 Finger Foods

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Something I often get asked – what would you recommend as the top 10 finger foods – so here’s my top 10…. 1. Banana – without doubt one of my favourite foods for babies and children and can often make an complete meal in itself – great for snacks, at the end of a meal, […]

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Nothing can prepare you for this

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Newborn - nurtureme

There is NOTHING that can prepare you for parenting – how many times have we said it, felt it, heard it?  I’m keen to work with expectant parents to make them feel confident and excited about the arrival of their babies.  It’s such an exciting, special and SHORT time.  We spend a lot of time focussing, […]