We are pleased to welcome Reflexologist Gemma Nelson to the Birth Zone Directory in the Health Department. Reflexology for pregnancy and childbirth by Gemma Nelson What is reflexology? Reflexology is a pleasant, gentle and safe non - invasive therapy that helps to restore the body’s natural balance. It promotes natural healing and aids relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. It is particularly beneficial for pregnancy, the post natal period and even for those who are trying to
I decided to write a Blog on the topic of conscious conception and fertility awareness after reminiscing over the charts that I compiled when trying to conceive my first daughter Ofelia in 2006/07. I am now able to look back with such fondness and pride at, what was at times, an emotionally draining journey. I vacillated between enthusiasm and powerlessness, devastation and empowerment, on a monthly basis. As a young woman, I knew very little about my body, how it worked and
Have you been told that your baby is in a breech position? I have noticed a pattern of women being told this before they are 30 weeks, (when the baby still has plenty of time to turn) and without sign posting families to information which can help them optimise their maternity care. It is also important to remember that fear leads to tension in the body and that tension could restrict the baby's ability to change position. By releasing these fears we can relax our bodies to
One of the aims of Birth Zone is to connect families with beneficial goods and services here in the UAE. So when the opportunity arose for me to sample what’s on offer for Mummies at SensAsia Urban Spas, I of course took this responsibility very seriously! The Yummy Mummy Club is represented in our gift bags, so I wanted to ensure that their service was top notch (I know, it was indeed selfless of me to take one for the team….you’re welcome). The specialist SensMama Menu has
If you didn't manage to catch us talking with Suzanne Radford on Dubai Eye Radio station this morning, take a look on our Press page where you can listen to the podcast. As was mentioned in the show, the first retreat takes place from September 18th-20th at The Anantara Resort and Spa on The Palm - Dubai. We'd love for you to come and meet us to find out more about birth in the UAE and what we do here at Birth Zone. So we have arranged a lovely afternoon for you to come and v
"We can forsee a time when women protect each other and help one another feed their babies, so that every mother feels whole and no mother feels broken or that her body is failing her" - www.hm4hb.net/about-us According to a joint statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF): "The best food for a baby who cannot be breastfed is milk expressed from the mother's breast or from another healthy mother. The best food for any baby
We are really excited about our first retreat on September 18th-20th at The Anantara Resort and Spa on The Palm - Dubai. We'd love for you to come and meet us to find out more about birth in the UAE and what we do here at Birth Zone. So we have arranged a lovely afternoon for you to come and view a film about birth, meet other parents and parents-to-be over drinks and nibbles. You will also have the wonderful opportunity to discuss any of your niggling questions with the pane
As is Birth Zone's usual way of looking at things, if you strip away all of the modern/social/cultural teachings and expectations, things make much more sense.
Babies are infant mammals. Infant mammals are very smart and have great survival instincts. One of the instincts that most mammals are born with is not to soil themselves.
Elimination Communication works from the premise that babies do not WANT to soil themselves and that we actually TEACH babies to use nappies.
As a Woman, a Mother and a Doula, I am always fascinated to learn more about the subtle nuances of our female bodies and the process of birth. I had read about the effects of date consumption when I was pregnant, but at that time I was not familiar with the fruit and had assumed that I would not like it. I am sure this stemmed from childhood and I had simply not revisited it in adulthood. Moving to the Middle East has done a wonderful job of opening me up to new experiences.
When we face challenges as parents, sometimes we look outside of ourselves to other parents, our families or friends for a guide to how we 'should' deal with the situation. Some people have very strong opinions about how undesirable behaviour should be tackled and will advocate reciprocal violence, corporal punishment or shaming. It can be very difficult not to feel corralled into utilising these techniques if many others around you agree and you are desperate for things to