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Pre-pregnancy Cleansing and Natural Birth Talk

Kate Middleton n HypnoBirthingWho should attend: Married couples, Expectants, Couples who are trying to conceive and anyone who is keen to learn more on:

Prepare your Mind and Body for Optimal Conception
Where does Childbirth Pain come from?
My Husband and I got Panic and Don’t Know What to Do During Labour?
Factors involved in the Success of you having a Natural Birth Experience
Why Jessica Alba and Kate Middleton chose HypnoBirthing method?

Speakers:
Dr. Satyam, Ayurveda Doctor
Ms Kong Choon Yen, HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator and Doula

When: Monday, 11 November 2013 at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Venue: Union Yoga Ayurveda, 14D Jalan Masjid, #01-01 Kingston Terrace
Cost: Free

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Gestational Diabetes and Treatment Options

Gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy, is marked by high blood sugar levels that might be due to hormone changes, and insulin resistance. In fact, moms with this type of diabetes may need up to three times as much insulin during pregnancy than before or after.

Women who develop gestational diabetes are likely to face the same issue with future pregnancies. These women also tend to develop type 2 diabetes later in life— the link may be explained by the similar risk factors for both type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Being more than 20 percent overweight increases the risk of diabetes. Losing weight can help avoid diabetes altogether, though pregnant women should not attempt to lose weight unless under the direction of a health care professional.

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Is Kate Middleton trying to Irk Older Royals by Choosing HypnoBirthing to Birth?

Does Kate Middleton choose HypnoBirthing because of the relaxing and “pain free” methods of birth or as the title of other post describes Kate Middleton Irks Older Royals by Rejecting Birthing Protocol? There are many advantages of birthing a baby using HypnoBirthing®-The Mongan Method, It may be an unachievable dream birth for some who do not…

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Understand More so that you Fear Less

Fear of Childbirth and Elective Cesarean

Why Women Choose Cesarean?

Cesarean birth is a major abdominal surgery with or without medical condition. Elective cesarean is the choice of the mother/couple to have their baby at specific date and time of delivery. This question has disturbed me for quite some times. I realised that people choose delivery through cesarean have lots of Fear. These fears are due to fear of childbirth pain, fear of not being able to give birth due to carrying a “big size baby”, fear of the unknown-uncertainly of how birth will turn out to be, the fear of jeopardising the safety of the baby and that of the mother puts woman to think of a definitely outcome. i.e. elective cesarean birth.  There are other fears that are not mentioned here which not everyone can accept.

Milli Hill, the Founder of The Positive Birth Movement, in her post Should We Be So Very Scared of Giving Birth? is based on research finding that as many as one in 10 women suffered from tocophobia, leading to more women elect for cesarean birth due to extreme anxiety and fear of giving birth regardless of how joyful her pregnancy had been.

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A Gentle Treatment for Emotional Trauma for Mothers and Babies

Further dig into the subject of birth trauma after I posted two articles on Overlooked Birth Trauma and Mental Imprint from Birth, in many occasions I have learned about a gentle treatment for mothers and babies to settle their emotional trauma from their birth experience through light touch. It is more respectful to babies. As babies are sensitive to touch, babies respond well to these treatments. This type of therapy is called Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. It is an effective method in balancing the flow of the “fluid” body by “feeling or listen to” the body’s emotional reaction through light touching certain part of the body.

I have recently interviewed Ms Adida Shahab, a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and an assistant tutor training people to become Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist. She has agreed to share her knowledge in how the thought patterns during pregnancy and birth can shape the mental health and physical health of the mothers and babies.

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