Regular Posts Tagged : ‘Childbirth’
If life was fair, Mamaheaven would be offered on the NHS
2 years, 11 months 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
2 years, 11 months 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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3 years ago 0

Yoga at Mamaheaven is so much more than your average post-natal exercise class. By taking part in the daily yoga sessions offered over the retreat mamas get a chance to immerse themselves in the multi-layered effects of yoga, getting in touch with their new bodies – the bodies that have been transformed by the experience of childbirth, feeding and parenting. We observe as mothers marvel at feeling their new muscles as much as their forgotten ones, and re-acquaint themselves with [...]

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Mamatime
3 years ago 3
Posted in: Services

At Mamaheaven we felt it was necessary to create a one-to-one counseling session, known as Mamatime, which is available to all our mothers during each retreat. Pregnancy, childbirth and relationships bring about a variety of emotional challenges. Other issues could include struggling with guilt when you return to work or, conversely, stay-at-home mums feeling they’ve given up too much. Raising confident children and remaining happy yourself in a culture of conflicting expectations and social pressure is a daunting task and [...]

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Tania Smith, Coordinator
3 years, 2 months ago 0

Co-founder of Mamaheaven and the first port of call for mothers enquiring about the retreat, Tania Smith lives in Brighton with her two daughters. She is also the creator of the Mamaheaven goodie bag and has a passion for all things organic. She works for Youtous www.youtous.co.uk – alternative ante-natal classes for expectant parents. She specializes in post-natal advice – care of mother and baby, successful recovery during the babymoon, baby’s health, nappy choices and issues surrounding vaccinations. As well [...]

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