Anxious that you may lose your baby? Guilty that you aren’t enjoying being pregnant? Unable to acknowledge that you are having a baby? Angry that people are treating your pregnancy as ‘normal’? Sleepless nights while you wait for this pregnancy to go further than the baby you lost before? Wondering where all the medical support has gone? Not able to believe?
This page features all our blog posts tagged with ‘Pregnancy Yoga’.
I used to work in in the corporate world for an insurance broker in London and it was never really something that I’d planned to do, I just happened to ‘fall into’ it straight from school. I always hoped that one day I would nd a career that I really felt passionate about.
Well that day came shortly after my son, Henry was born in 2012 when I went along to a MamaBabyBliss Baby Massage class. Henry had been suffering terribly from reflux and colic and I too was struggling to cope as a new mummy, in fact I didn’t know it at the time but I was later diagnosed with Post Natal Depression. The Baby Massage helped both Henry and me in so many more ways than I could have possibly imagined and were an absolute lifeline for me at the time. So much so that we went on to do Baby Yoga, which again enhanced both Henry’s wellbeing and mine in the most beautiful way.
I’m Karla and I’m the first teacher to successfully complete the new MamaBabyBliss Teacher Training programme. This new programme launched in January 2017 allowing people with no previous experience to qualify in the full set of classes and workshops in less than one year.
I found MamaBabyBliss when I went to baby massage and yoga with my own daughter. The classes really were the highlight of my week and gave me so much confidence as a mother. The support I received from my teacher, Sarah, and the other mums in the class during the dedicated chat time was invaluable and that’s what I feel sets MamaBabyBliss apart from other companies.
On Monday, 20th November, 2017, my colleague Vanessa Taylor, Head of Maternal Health and Wellbeing at MamaBabyBliss, and I were honoured to attend a debate at the House of Commons about improving the conditions of maternal mental health in the UK. The event was organised by Dr Raja Gangopadhay, an eminent consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, who specialises in perinatal mental health.
It’s the start of the month, and we thought we should get a bit more personal. You see, MamaBabyBliss couldn’t spread their magic to you all without our wonderful teachers, all of whom undergo over a year of training (with ongoing CPD training) to bring our programme of classes to you.
So today, we want you to meet some of the faces behind our classes so you can delve a little into their world and why they love teaching you all so much.
Justina Perry, perinatal wellbeing expert and founder of MamaBabyBliss, has been privileged over the years to work with some amazing couples and families.
In the sessions I gave Shanna a pregnancy yoga and massage session and then a couples Birth Preparation Workshop.
It was so lovely to be in the presence of love both times.