SACRED POSTPARTUM As your postpartum Doula, I am in service to your unique needs to ensure you A) will make most of your body time and B) have the supportive environment that is aligned with your greatest wisdom as a mother to your newborn baby. WHAT IS BODY TIME? Ayurveda follows an ancient concept during the first 42 days after baby's arrival. Sanskrit calls it Kayalpa. This is Sanskrit for "Body Time". Kayalpa only happens on a handful of occasions throughout the course of a woman's life: when you first get your period, when you choose your life-partner and after each birth. These 42 days form a window of dedication to: • bonding • rest, nourishment & peace • your sacred body • ritual for significance In other words: cuddles, kisses, healing, warmth and significance. Download my PDF to learn more about my services, I look forward to working with you in this journey.
Do I Need a Birth plan? I personally believe you can't *plan* birth. A myriad of things can alter any planned route, so it would simply be counterproductive to rely on 1 method; let alone a whole plan. Preparing for birth is a better choice of word. The birthing process is such a *primordial* event... And guess what, that is exactly where your power is! Getting up close and personal with what's behind your mind, behind your thoughts. Ayurveda's Mind-Body practices can help you tap into your essence, your subconsciousness. And in doing so, a positive birth outcome can start to feel familiar... And to confide in your own body can turn into your default setting. So you can confide in the idea that whatever happens - your body has GOT this. In this session: Ayurveda's Birthing Tools include massage techniques, marma point stimulation, herbal formula's, yoni basti and aroma therapy. You will select the ones to familiarise yourself with. You will get you confident with a variety of relaxation methods so you will feel calm, confident and prepared for the journey to come I invite you to bring in your birth partner to be a part this session
A unique 4-pillar yoga plan, to instil confidence from pregnancy to birth. The huge changes that occur in our body throughout pregnancy can sometimes be challenging to adapt to both on a physical and psychological level. Dr Leah has designed the completely unique 4-Pillar approach of the Pregnancy Yoga Plan to encompass 4 essential areas. Including almost 7 hours of video and audio content plus BONUS materials. She created this course using her years of expertise as an Obstetrician and experienced Yoga Teacher and filmed this comprehensive course during her own pregnancy, giving you access to these 4 key pillars: MOVE: 9 yoga classes totalling 5 hours, ranging from 30-55minutes in length and varying in intensity from relaxing bedtime Yin wind down, a gentle preparation for birth sequence, to more active vinyasa inspired sequences focusing on common areas of complaint such as pelvic girdle pain and sciatica KNOW: 4 obstetrician led classes, taking you through the changes that happen in pregnancy all the way through to birth. We include a class to focus on the mechanisms of birth and key yoga poses you can use to help facilitate the experience. BREATHE: 4 focussed breathing classes or pranayama, guided techniques to help with aiding feelings of calm and reducing anxiety, techniques to help in labour and a BONUS class to help you through birth, including techniques that have been shown to reduce the risk of tearing BE: This module focusses on your mental wellbeing and includes 3 classes to help still the mind and help connect in with your baby, including a guided meditation and a downloadable mp3 yoga nidra, a practice unique to yoga, which helps in aiding sleep. The driving purpose of The Pregnancy Yoga Plan is to give you the essential tools that Dr Leah has seen to be key in understanding and supporting the connection with your body and your baby. We want you to finish the course feeling empowered with the knowledge of the changes happening in your body and feel prepared and strong as you enter birth and motherhood on every level. The course is online, so it’s available and accessible any time. 7 day free trial & 10% off the monthly subscriptions for the bloss community Suitable Regardless of Your Yoga Experience Our bodies change hugely as we grow another human being and this can mean that our usual yoga practice, may just not feel as though it’s serving you in the way that you need. Perhaps you’ve never practiced yoga before but have heard of the benefits that it brings in pregnancy and you want to give it a go. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Expert Designed & Safe This course was filmed in the final trimester of Leah’s own pregnancy, so not only are you benefiting from her wealth of experience as an obstetrician and prenatal yoga teacher, but you can feel confident that the classes are safe and manageable in your own pregnancy. Breaking The Mold Yoga in pregnancy, can mean different things to different people, there is no one size fits all and finding the style that works for you is key. Regular yoga classes may not cater for the changes our bodies go through in pregnancy. Conversely, it’s common to find an approach to prenatal yoga classes where, instead of being treated as a normal physiological state, pregnant women are treated as though they need to be wrapped in cotton wool. We wanted to break away from the mold and find a balance, allowing women to feel energized but also using the opportunity as a way to help connect with your body and your baby. We repeatedly have women telling us how good it feels to actually move in these classes.
This package is for expectant parents and those with babies up to 3 months old, who want to set up great sleep habits from the start. I will explain the importance of sleep and provide you with the tools you need to establish good sleep habits from the start of your little one’s life. This will include setting up an appropriate routine and how to encourage independent sleep. I will also be giving you some important information about safe sleep practises. 30 minute phone/video call. We will discuss these strategies and talk about how to set up an appropriate routine for your newborn. Documented summary of our discussion. Detailed notes of our discussion including a summary of the guidance to support your specific situation. An idealised schedule to support good habits for your baby’s sleep. One follow up phone call. A 20 minute follow up call within the first 3 months of your baby’s life.
Book a free call with me to tell me about your situation and I can explain about how I can help. We can also discuss how I can develop a personalised plan for your little one.
During a short consultation, we'll go over what you've been struggling with and how therapy may help. We'll do this at your pace and talk about what feels okay for you. Once we've established your main struggles and goals, we'll explore how best I might be able to help you and discuss other options that may be better suited to you. I specialise in emotional eating issues that often, but not always, overlap with body image, overwhelm and relationship difficulties.
Discover more this summer This summer we invite you to discover more! Connect with the amazing world around you and unlock new talents with 30 days of exciting challenges. Give screens and study books a rest and join children across the UK in the quest to discover 1 new thing a day in the ultimate 30 day summer challenge. How to take part Download our toolkit, which includes your personal Challenge Tracker to see how you’re getting on throughout the challenge! Some of our challenges have downloadable resources available to guide and support you in completing them.
Vitafem is a premium multi-vitamin and multi-mineral women’s fertility supplement specially developed to help support female fertility, redress nutritional imbalances and prepare the body for conception. It’s a simple and effective way for women to ensure they are getting the essential nutrients needed while preparing for pregnancy. Who is it for? Suitable for vegans, Vitafem is for use during preconception for women over 35, or for younger women who don’t always eat as well as they might, are very active, stressed, or have some digestive issues which could affect how well nutrients are absorbed Providing supplemental intake of Folic Acid and Vitamin D as recommended by the Department of Health
Vitamen is a specially formulated combination of the vitamins and minerals important for the development of male fertility, healthy sperm and will help to prepare a man’s body for conception. All packed within an easy to remember and easy to use, one-a-day capsule, its unique formulation is the result of our many years of experience in helping thousands of men get into the best possible nutritional shape prior to conception. Who is it for? Men who are trying for a baby with their partner who want to help support the production of healthy sperm Should be taken, ideally, for 3 months before you start trying, as well as when actually trying, as this is how long it takes sperm to develop and mature
Vital DHA contains Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA’s), plus a small amount of Zinc. It has been designed to help protect both partners’ DNA from oxidative damage during preconception as well as to support normal fertility and healthy sperm production. If you are already pregnant, it is well worth starting at any time during pregnancy, whether or not you have considered taking supplemental DHA before you conceived. It can be particularly important as your baby is entirely reliant on your supply of DHA. Who is it for? Men and women During preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding Especially if you don’t always have 2 portions of oily fish, like salmon, every week. Even if you do, we recommend women in particular should ensure sufficient intake as the baby is completely reliant on the mother’s reserves of Omega 3 during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Zita West's Vital Essence 1 has been formulated to meet the specific needs of your body during weeks 0 – 12 of pregnancy. New source ingredients increase bio-availability and absorption, and each capsule is packed with specific vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C and Choline, which are particularly important for this phase of your pregnancy’s development.
Vital Essence 1 has been formulated to meet the specific needs of your body during weeks 13 – 28 of pregnancy. New source ingredients increase bio-availability and absorption, and each capsule is packed with specific vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C and Choline, which are particularly important for this phase of your pregnancy’s development.
Zita West's Vital Essence 3 has been formulated to meet the specific needs of your body during weeks 28 – 40 of pregnancy. Three capsules a day of this supplement contain all the most important nutrients your body needs to help prepare you for labour. It contains Zinc, which is important for reproductive health, and extra Iron to safeguard your reserves.
Keep your child happy, playing and engaged to learn! Pocket-sized activity cards for busy parents and professionals, who want to help their children learn key skills through play. Designed to support your child's development and adapted for a wide range of abilities. Product Details Handy A7 size, premium gloss laminate cards 52 sturdy, colourful cards containing 150 adaptable activities and ideas Varying levels of challenge to make the activity accessible for all Made from biodegradable laminate and carbon-neutral paper. Produced in the UK. A perfect birthday present, goodie bag gift, or stocking filler, get your little ones learning through play.
Keep your child happy, playing and engaged to learn! Pocket-sized activity cards for busy parents and professionals, who want to help their children learn key skills through play. Designed to support your child's development and adapted for a wide range of abilities. 3 YEARS + Product Details Handy A7 size, premium gloss laminate cards 52 sturdy, colourful cards containing 150 adaptable activities and ideas Varying levels of challenge to make the activity accessible for all Made from biodegradable laminate and carbon-neutral paper. Produced in the UK. A perfect birthday present, goodie bag gift, or stocking filler, get your little ones learning through play.