Well Woman Happy Baby I – Baby Massage & Yoga



Dear All,

Here are the resources that you may find helpful for nourishing & nurturing yourself and your baby.

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POSTPARTUM RESOURCES
Postpartum Perineal care 

If you have had stitches or an episiotemy you can care for this at home using the following:
Sanitary pads sprayed with witch hazel and placed in food bags in the fridge to keep them cool applied to the area – change as required.See the Shop for further details of a Spritz you can purchase.
Alternatively if having a bath (without baby as this interferes with your smell) place a few drops of lavender essential oil into a small glass of milk and then gently disperse into the warm water in the bath.  Then have a gentle soak & enjoy.  Bliss!!


Postnatal Breaths

The pelvic floors are slightly different in the postnatal period.  Start off with reverse breathing I and then in a couple of weeks start reverse breathing II when you feel ready to do them.

Reverse Breath I

Postnatal breaths … tummy first … lying down will feel better and after you have started to reconnect then sitting up may then feel more stable.
Make sure your pelvis is in a neutral position not tilted.
Inhale gently draw abdomen in towards spine
Exhale draw in a little deeper and then gently release just towards the end of the breath.
Resting inhale exhale
Then repeat
Repeat 6-10 times

OR

Sitting quietly (so that you can feel your sit bones)
Gently place hands on your tummy.
Inhale & gently pull tummy in towards your back & spine
As you exhale gently pull the tummy in a little further then gently release towards end of exhale
Build these up to 6 in a row but start of by doing them individually with a resting breath between them.  Then two breaths consecutively with a resting breath then three etc.

Reverse Breath II

Postnatal pelvic floors

Lying
If lying bend knees
Inhale gentle squeeze vaginal wall & try to lift
Exhale lift a little higher squeeze a little more
(May feel like it collapses for the first few weeks but regularly done it gets better)  it’s not your tummy muscles doing the work so make sure you are focused on the pelvic floor.
Release just before the end of the breath
Resting inhale exhale
Repeat
Repeat 6 times it will feel wobbly to start with

Or
Focuses on the pelvic floor
Sitting position may be more challenging.
Focus on pelvic floor area.
Inhale gently squeeze & lift
Exhale – gently lift a little further (May feel like it collapses for the first few weeks but regularly done it gets better)  it’s not your tummy muscles doing the work so make sure you are focused on the pelvic floor.
Build these up to 6 in a row but start of by doing them individually with a resting breath between them.  Then two breaths consecutively with a resting breath then three etc.

Baby Massage

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Acupressure for babies

Closing the gateway
Massaging round the belly button
Diaphragm
Hand acupressure
Facial shiatsu

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Videos

Baby Massage
Week 1 Legs

Baby Massage
Week 2 – Legs & Hips

Baby Massage
Week 3 – Tummy

Baby Massage
Week 4

Baby Massage 5
Backs

Baby Massage
Soft Gymnastics

Baby Massage 
Winding techniques

Baby Massage – Tailor Swing 

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