IVF Glossary – Treatment Terms Explained

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As if beginning the journey into assisted conception isn’t overwhelming enough, you’re having terms thrown at you or reams of paper with what can sometimes be never-before-seen terms on. What on earth do they all mean? And how are you supposed to make sense of them? To help you understand everything you’re reading, here we […]

Making Sense of Fertility Terms

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You would like to have a baby. Sounds simple doesn’t it! But sometimes, almost before you know it, you’ve entered into a world of blood hormone tests, GP appointments, possibly hospital consultations with medical professionals talking about things you’ve never had to think about before – and if you’ve started looking on forums then there […]

Birth Priming V Induction

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It’s not unusual for me to receive a phone call from a heavily pregnant mum-to-be who is desperate to get baby out – and who can blame her! It’s probably been a long 40 weeks and after six months of focusing on her due date (I wish we could have a due month instead of […]

Children’s Reflexology – A Real Game Changer

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I’ve been a reflexologist for almost as long as I’ve been a massage therapist.  I have had nearly 15 years experience in the power and efficacy of both these complementary therapies. There is a real need for both and I’ve witnessed first-hand just what they are capable of helping people achieve and also overcome. However, […]

His & Hers Survival Guide To IVF

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Have you ever wished you had a couple of really close, wise friends who had already been through the IVF process and could tell you EVERYTHING you needed to know and with warmth, honesty and a little humour? AND had a top-notch consultant give his words of wisdom at the end of every stage too? […]

Birthing Fears

The Benefits Of Positive Birth Preparation

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  “Birth can be unpredictable and sometimes it doesn’t go the way you plan or expect it to.” This is a sentiment shared by the team here at Nurture 4 Life.   It is, of course, totally natural to have fears about birth and becoming a parent, especially on expecting your first. No one gives you […]

Having The Best Of Both Worlds

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When the chance came to write a blog for the wonderful Cheltenham Maman, I immediately knew I wanted to both support and give a ‘shout out’ to all the other women who haven’t had children (either through choice or circumstance) and to also let all those amazing mums know that there is a lot of […]

Supporting Someone With Fertility Issues

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Coping with fertility issues can be a complex and difficult time in a person’s life, a time when they need the most support from the people that love them. And while you want to help and you want to be there, it can be very difficult to know what to say and how to handle […]

The Benefits Of Osteopathy

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Do you suffer with pregnancy-related discomfort that you just don’t know how to manage? Have you been struggling to get comfortable since baby’s arrival? Have a niggling pain in your back or pelvis? Or is baby really unsettled? Then read on as osteopathy CAN help and it can be used during pregnancy, after pregnancy and […]

Top Tips To Being A Big Help

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Having a new addition to the family is one of the greatest things to happen in a person’s life but along with that comes the roller-coaster of emotions, the lack of sleep, trying to look after the house and, often, juggling the demands of other children. Taking care of a new born can often be […]

How Children’s Reflexology Can Help

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Do you have a colicky baby who struggles to settle? Are they (and you!) struggling with reflux, teething, coughs and colds and allergies? Would you like to be prepared for when tantrums start? Or would like to help them through their immunisations? There is no worse feeling than when your child is distressed or unwell […]

Fertility Reflexology Can Help You Both

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Reflexology is often thought as a practice for boosting energy or inducing relaxation. What many people don’t realise, however, is that reflexology can also work on deeper levels to reduce fertility issues and that it can be very effective in supporting conception for both female and male clients. Infertility, sub-fertility and delayed conception are increasingly […]

Fertility Checklist: Key Things To Do

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You know you are ready to start trying to get pregnant and so you start full of hope.  But then nothing happens! So you keep trying but don’t really know what the first step is if nothing happens every month.  Which can be frustrating, anxiety-inducing and isolating.  You might start to wonder if there is […]

Top Tips for Morning Sickness

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“What can I do about morning sickness?  Do I just have to wait it out or can I take action?” We are often asked these questions and we thought it would be useful to put together a guide that might help you to cope if you are suffering with morning sickness. Many women experience morning […]

The Birth Trauma Rewind Technique

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Parenthood is wonderful, exhilarating, overwhelming, challenging and filled with unconditional love. But sometimes your birth and post-birth experiences haven’t always been the experiences you expected or planned for, and through no fault of your own. You’ve probably been very busy coping with the challenges and wonders of parenthood and feel like you’ve dealt with these experiences.  Or […]

What Fertility Massage Is Like

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Fertility Massage is a treatment that some people have heard of but most of us don’t really know what it entails.  So, one of our lovely clients has written some of her fertility massage experiences.  Which was a first for her too! Although we can explain what happens during a treatment, it’s always lovely to […]

Understanding Fertility Massage

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Fertility Massage works on a physical, emotional and spiritual level and although its name suggests that it is all about getting pregnant, fertility encompasses more than that.  Treatments to aid conception play a massive role but if you’re experiencing reproductive issues and not trying to get pregnant, it can still be enormously beneficial. It can […]

The Results Fertility Reflexology Helped Us Achieve!

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At Nurture 4 Life we work with many couples who are trying to conceive and for whom it doesn’t seem to be happening. Or certainly not as easily as they had hoped. So it’s always special when one of our reflexology couples receives the outcome they have been waiting for! Here we share the results […]

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

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Has the dreaded Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) struck and brought with it pain, restricted movement and a feeling of helplessness? What’s going on?  You’re pregnant and supposed to be blooming but in reality are feeling more blooming fed-up and in pain than anything else! The Symphysis Pubis is a joint that holds the two halves […]