Category : Blog
Happy Birthday Mamaheaven
2 years, 9 months ago 0
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It will be hard to narrow down the most important things that I have learnt in the ten glorious years of caring, guiding and listening to new mums at our Mamaheaven Retreats. As founder of Mamaheaven, the most extraordinary element that has stood out and made Mamaheaven such a unique and wonderful experience for both the mothers and ourselves has been the Mamaheaven team. A wonderful group of women that magically came together to create little moments of bliss, care, [...]

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2 years, 10 months ago 0

Having the honour of working with new mums I sometimes think maybe motherhood is getting easier in the modern world…..maybe? Just today I was helping a Mum prepare for her babymoon and I asked if she used an Electronic Book, as I have noticed they have revolutionized breastfeeding. Although they may have stiff competition from the smart phone, tablet and laptop, the more affordable Electronic Book has the power for mums to be able to access a book (often cheaper) [...]

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4 years, 1 month ago 0
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  Reclaiming the nurse in you and your family health.   In lieu of last winters cases of measles and the renewed debate on the MMR I thought it might be an idea to highlight some of the things that they are NOT saying in the press about measles and other childhood illnesses.   This is not a discussion on the politics of immunisations or who’s fault it is that children are getting measles (which I find as futile as [...]

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Welcome
6 years, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: Blog, Featured, Video

Mamaheaven offers unique, specially tailored retreats for mothers and babies under 18 months old. Our retreats emphasize a mother’s bliss – a chance to re-awaken your body, calm your fears and put your feet up; a heaven-sent time to de-stress and restore yourself after the momentous experiences surrounding childbirth and parenting. As well as being deeply rewarding, motherhood is incredibly challenging – Mamaheaven gives mothers the time, energy and resources to rekindle their power as parents. By offering yoga, massage [...]

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If life was fair, Mamaheaven would be offered on the NHS
6 years, 1 month ago 0

This was our first review about our inaugural Mamaheaven back in 2005, where Amy Raphael joined us on retreat with her young daughter Bonny. Since then over 300 mothers and babies have ventured to our retreats to enjoy the Mamaheaven experience. If life was fair, Mamaheaven would be offered on the NHS. As it is, this country’s first weekend retreat for mums with babies up to the age of 18 months doesn’t come cheap. But it’s worth it for a [...]

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Sheila Kitzinger Birth Story Video
6 years, 1 month ago 0
Posted in: Blog, Childbirth, Video

In this wonderful video showing Sheila kitzinger featured by OneWorldBirth, the great author and founder of the Birth Crisis Network, tells her lovely birth story and in a such short time we can learn so much from simply listening. The vital importance of telling your Birth Story and feeling heard has long been understood by doulas, natural birth workers and traditional midwives. Fortunately it is now being taken more seriously in the mainstream birthing world, although most hospitals still only [...]

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Time for Stories
6 years, 4 months ago 0
Posted in: Blog, Featured, Mamacircle

Why,when mothers with young children are excitedly advised by all who see them, to get out of the house, to get some much needed time for themselves, to join a mum and baby group or 1 o’clock club, do their tired eyes glaze over, their shoulders hunch further and heads bow? Why do they insist that they are not the “toddler group type” and why do we not believe them? I remember braving the local drop in baby group with [...]

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Bed of Roses
6 years, 4 months ago 1
Posted in: Blog, Featured

Co sleeping… the term use for sleeping within an arms length of your baby. With an unusually large number of requests for cots at our last Mamaheaven our memories drifted back to our own sleep struggles of the past. Now with children who safely put themselves to bed (or stay up well after us!) we remember only the joy of waking up with a rosy smiley face right next to us, the angel breath of our babies and the bliss of it [...]

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