PRE & POST NATAL WELLNESS IS BOOMING. KATE KIRRANE EXPLORES WHAT’S AVAILABLE AT SEED.
If you’re pregnant or a new mum seeking health and wellbeing solutions or support, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Here at Seed, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your own health and wellbeing on hold when you have a baby. In fact, instilling some self-care into your routine can go a long way in supporting you both emotionally and physically on your pre & post-natal journey.
Whether you wish to learn about breathwork techniques in the lead up to D day, attend a mum and baby exercise class once a week or are seeking therapies for you or your baby, there’s lots available on your doorstep.
See below a range of local services we offer at Seed, all designed to boost your health and wellbeing at this special time.
Pregnancy & Postnatal Classes:
I recently dropped into a mum and baby Pilates class in Amersham run by Seed’s Alice Milner and I was struck by how calm the room was. Strewn with babies, blankets and bottles, it was full to the brim with women planking, crunching and squatting whilst being able to simultaneously tend to their little ones.
The class aims to enable new mums to regain muscle tone, core strength and a resilient pelvic floor – all safely and effectively – with baby in tow. And with everyone in the same boat, no one bats an eyelid if your baby cries, needs feeding or changing. It just works.
Alice is very experienced in antenatal and postnatal care. She has completed her Advanced CPD in Postnatal assessment, core restore and functional exercise programming so you know you are in safe hands!
Following the extremely popular Amersham classes, Alice is now launching this class in Beaconsfield (at the Town Hall) after Easter on Tuesday mornings from 11am – midday, followed by 30 minutes of down time to relax and chat with fellow mums over a cuppa.
Located in Amersham, The Mothership is proving to be extremely popular with local mums or mums-to-be seeking a non-judgemental space to relax, have a coffee and chat. Sessions run after Alice’s mum and baby class and often feature guest speakers talking about specific wellness topics relevant to mum and baby.
Founded by Seed’s Hypnobirthing Practitioner, Irja Howie and co-hosted with Alice, Irja said, “The Mothership is a space for you to relax, talk, drink, eat, laugh, cry, find inspiration, information or just hang out with local mums who understand what being a mum can feel like sometimes.”
Seed’s Barre Instructor, Abigail Bulfin, is on a mission to make Barre accessible to everyone! This special postnatal class focuses on gentle Barre exercises to target the core, strengthen the whole body and improve posture. Baby can join you in a sling or watch you from their car seat or mat. Small classes in a friendly and relaxed environment, giving you absolute freedom to look after your little ones needs whenever required.
Seed’s yoga teacher, Kate Kirrane, offers a yoga class every Monday night for mums who wish to take time out to focus on themselves. The class focusses on flowing sequences to gently build strength, flexibility and balance whilst promoting restoration and relaxation. Starting at the later time of 8.15pm, this means you can put your baby down before you come.
Pregnancy & Postnatal Services:
HYPNOBIRTHING – This increasingly popular logical and evidence-based birthing preparation gives you a new outlook on birth of calm confidence, teaching you powerful techniques to feel in control while busting unhelpful myths, and setting you and your partner up for a positive pregnancy/ birthing experience. Seed’s hypnobirther, Irja Howie, is highly experienced and offers a range of options on a 1:1 basis.
SLEEP COACHING – If your baby is struggling to sleep, it can affect the health and wellbeing of not just you and your baby but the whole family. With over 20 years of experience, Seed’s sleep coach, Emily Guiver, offers bespoke advice, tips and techniques to help you overcome this common issue.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY – ideal for babies suffering with colic or following a traumatic birth, Craniosacral therapy is an amazing light touch therapy which helps to release tension in the head and spine while calming the central nervous system. Seed’s craniosacral therapist, Amber Kelly, has worked with new mums for many years. Says Amber, “By restoring alignment and releasing tension, this helps to alleviate pain and discomfort including colic, ear infections and more.”
PRE / POST NATAL REFLEXOLOGY – ideal for stimulating labour in late pregnancy and promoting mental / emotional balance, Seed’s reflexologist Heidi Adams, works extensively with pregnant women and new mums. Heidi is more than happy for you to bring your baby with you to your treatment!
CORE RESTORE – focusing on strengthening the pelvic floor and core muscles, core restore is beneficial for pregnancy fitness through to post natal recovery. Vicki Causer can help support you, her programmes can be especially useful if you’re experiencing leaks, suffering with separated tummy muscles or a pelvic organ prolapse.
BABY MASSAGE – this tried and tested therapy is great for aiding relaxation for both you and your baby. Jayne Lindsay from Calm Little Minds runs both 1:1 and group sessions, aimed to teach you how to massage your baby safely and effectively.
ESSENTIAL OILS – using therapeutic grade oils can aid sleep, induce relaxation, reduce anxiety, promote inner balance, ward off common health ailments. doTerra essential oils are pure enough to be used on and around babies and children. These can be purchased directly from the Seed website. If you wish to acquire a deeper knowledge of the oils, Seed’s oily expert Adele Wimsett runs regular workshops to help you navigate this wonderful therapeutic world.
NATURAL SKINCARE for mum & baby – Seed has aligned with Tropic Skincare due to its high-quality natural ingredients, eco-credentials and great price points. With no chemical nasties, Tropic has a wide range of products, from tummy oils to beautiful skincare, natural deodorants and much more.
NUTRITION – Eating a nutritious, balanced diet while pregnant helps you to stay healthy and ensures your baby grows and develops as it should. The food you eat is your baby’s main source of nourishment, so your food choices are really important. Morning sickness or changes to your appetite can impact your diet during pregnancy, so seeking advice from a Nutritional Therapist can be a good idea.
For more information on how to feel happy and healthy during your pregnancy and beyond, please visit the Pregnancy and Postnatal Health page on our website.
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