Pregnancy & Birth Stories

Pregnancy &
Birth Stories

Your body is miraculous. Made for bearing, giving birth and feeding a child, it has a natural ability to adapt to the needs of your growing baby.

Janet Balaskas

 

Lucy & Baby Florence - Everyone is doing well! Florence came very quickly, and after a dash to the Rosie Birth Centre I had a vaginal delivery approx 2 hours later. To get through the car journey I found myself working through the vowels we learned in class. Although I really did not have any…
Emma & Baby Martha - Thank you for all your wisdom and especially being open about the different methods of delivery. Whilst we all would like a natural delivery, sometimes this is taken out of our hands and it was really nice knowing that the ‘pressure’ for a perfect birth needn’t exist at all -…
Sarah & New Baby Boy - The breathing techniques from pregnancy yoga were so helpful during labour - I used the ‘bee’ breath technique we did on Thursday to get through contractions and the midwives commented on how calm they thought I was.
Jade & Baby Matilda, Cambridgeshire - In the early stages of labour I was able to move about a lot and do my waggles and focus on my breathing and later on when things got too much I found it so helpful to ground myself using the alternate nostril breathing. Even though it wasn't the labour…
Sarah & Baby Austin, Cambridgeshire - I'm utterly delighted to say that it is finally my turn to share lovely news. Yes, the yoga effect strikes again as our baby boy was born on Friday the 13th under the light of the full harvest moon!!! Such a wonderful, empowering experience all round.  I'd woken in the…
New Mum - Our baby was born just over two weeks ago, all is well and we had a lovely water birth. Focusing on breathing throughout the contractions hugely helped keep me calm and relaxed and meant we stuck to our birth plan, and I am so grateful for all the hints and…
Sophie - I used the yoga breathing in for 4 out of 6 as it gave me really good focus and something to distract myself with. The breathing had become automatic for me anyways having done your class since I was 15 weeks pregnant!   I can honestly say that the birth was…
Emma, Cottenham – 2nd time Mum - I participated in lots of baby groups with my first baby and spent a small fortune on keeping us entertained. Now that my second baby is here, when thinking of games and songs to support her development, its always the lovely yoga moves that I remember and enjoy together. I…
Janice - I went to pregnancy yoga quite late in my pregnancy.  I enjoyed having time to focus on me and my baby and found the breathing techniques relaxing, and the gentle stretching really helped with the stresses and strains of being pregnant.  The breathing techniques were good to use throughout labour. …
Emma - I've been doing Lisa's pregnancy yoga class throughout my pregnancy and it has been wonderful. In her classes, Lisa creates a calm, supportive and nurturing environment which is incredibly powerful. Pregnancy can be challenging, both physically and emotionally, and the class has been invaluable on both counts, making me feel…
Rinchin – 2nd time Mum - I can't thank you enough, all I kept thinking was about the long exhale, soft jaw and the opening of the cervix. I never really believed it was possible for things to go so well but here we are! Everyone is settling in at home really well. Thank you Lisa.
Susanne & Baby Reuben - My waters broke early this morning... I am thinking about all I have learned. Yesterday after the yoga and great affirmation, I went to bed without fear and here I am, I am so excited meeting the baby so soon.
New Mum - The hospital staff remarked on how calm I seemed (likely why they thought my labour wasn't progressing as fast) and yoga played a big part in keeping me steady.
2nd time Mum - I cannot tell you how much the techniques in yoga helped me, I had no pain relief until a local anaesthetic for the stitching. The breathing really helped me to focus on one contraction at a time and allowed me to be in control of the birth.   I would definitely…
New Mum - Yoga definitely helped, especially the breathing. So much so that despite having contractions for 5 days, I managed to control the pain up to 8cm dilated before I went to the hospital!
2nd time Mum - I'm delighted to say we now have a baby brother for our daughter.  It was about 7 hours in total and I had him at home in the birthing pool whilst my daughter slept. She woke up about half an hour after he was born, so perfect timing! The birth…
Helen & Baby Joshua - I just wanted to share with you the wonderful news – I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Saturday. Fast labour. No pain relief. I didn’t need an induction in the end. Joshua was a very healthy 9lbs 7oz. I found having someone hold my hand – the…
New Mum - Labour went smoothly - I was able to use my breathing, low sounds and so many movements I've learned from class, especially the waggle, which was my go-to for contractions.Apart from that, there were so many instances where I could switch off thoughts and let my body do its thing, which I wouldn't have known…
Emma & Baby Rufus - I attended Lisa’s mum and baby yoga, my son was 7 weeks old when we started and it was a great course. The class has taught me new ways to engage with him, which we have practiced at home, and some of the moves are firm favourites with him. As…
Chloe, Melbourn - Following a difficult first trimester I decided to try pregnancy yoga to see if it would help me to relax. Since I started the class I now feel the best I have felt during the pregnancy. During the class I feel really relaxed and I find that in the days…
Sarah, Melbourn - After my first pregnancy ended in a c-section as my daughter was breech, I wanted to ensure I did as much as possible to assist my second baby to get into a good position for labour.  Pregnancy yoga showed me postures and movements I could do to assist with this”…
Jenny, Melbourn - I was lucky enough to have 1:1 pre natal yoga classes with the wonderful Lisa Szramowski. I had a complicated pregnancy with my first child and was extremely anxious about having a repeat experience with my second one. From the moment I met lisa I knew I was in good…
Jenny - The yoga breathing was fantastic in labour. It got me through my contractions without any pain relief. It was especially helpful keeping me (and my husband!) calm on the half an hour drive to the hospital. My beautiful boy arrived in four hours in the birthing pool without any problems…

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