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Pregnancy & Postnatal Fitness

Debbie Donaldson is a specialist in pregnancy and postnatal fitness and she provides classes and sessions for mums across Newcastle, Tyneside and Northumberland. Classes include: Aerobic Bumps – pregnant women Aerobic Mums – a postnatal fitness class for mums and babies Buggyfit – a postnatal class for mums on maternity leave       Debbie is a member of the Guild of Postnatal Fitness. http://www.debbiedonaldson.co.uk

Birth, Baby & Family Directory – The Core Team

The Birth, Baby & Family Directory is an essential guide to the best services and practitioners for parents, along with a range of brilliant shops and products. As a trusted source of information for parents and families from pregnancy through to teenagers, it is essential for me to be able to provide links to the best services, products and practitioners for children, parents and families across Newcastle & Tyneside. I only work alongside businesses who are experienced, professional, recommended and who fit in well with the supportive ethos of Birth, Baby & Family. Supporting small businesses is important to me and this is a network of wonderful people who are passionate about what they do, who are excellent at what they do and I recommend them to parents… The Core Team is a pool of specialist knowledge… The Birth, Baby & Family Practice – antenatal classes, postnatal support, baby massage, weaning an ongoing parent support Debbie Donaldson – pregnancy & postnatal fitness specialist plus running and hulahoop courses Julia McCarthy at Sanctuary House – massage and reflexology Puddle Ducks – aquanatal, …

Pregnancy aches & pains

Pregnancy is so different for every woman – I have had three pregnancies and I had worked with hundreds of pregnant women and I have seen women blossom and I have seen women struggle. Our bodies grow, adapt and change throughout pregnancy so it is inevitable that there will be tiredness and a few aches. Pregnancy may not be a time of illness for many of us but it is a time of listening to our bodies, of taking it easy when it demands us to rest and when it hurts. Your back and your hips can ache as your body changes shape, your legs can become restless, your may develop carpal tunnel in your wrists and hands, your pubic bone can ache and hurt and you may experience headaches. This can start in your second trimester or you could be close to the end of your pregnancy – you still need to listen to your body. Rest is good and use as many pillows as it takes to be comfortable – under your bump, …

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For Pregnancy & Birth

Pregnancy can be a time for celebration and excitement – as well as a time of change, anxiety and questions. It can be a time for information, support and reassurance; when you want to know what you are experiencing is normal and when you want to look after yourself. It is also a time when your thoughts will inevitably turn to birth and preparing as well as you can for contractions, induction, caesareans, life with your new baby and knowing more about your options. The Birth, Baby & Family Practice and its Business Network provides a range of support and services for expectant parents… Antenatal Classes & Birth Preparation Birth debrief and/or pregnancy anxiety – Sometimes being pregnant can create stress and anxiety – it could be because your previous birth was tough or it could be because you are worried about your pregnancy and what birth will be like. You can book some time with me for a consultation to talk through your concerns. Antenatal Course – a 5-week course to prepare you well for the birth of your baby …