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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]