1 in 7 couples in the UK are
affected by fertility issues. There are many factors to consider in both men
and women. These include: endometriosis,
tube blockages, Fibroids, lack of ovulation,
poor quality sperm,... to name but a few.
However, 25 % of couples tested for fertility problems will be
classified as being “unexplained”. This doesn't mean that you cannot get
pregnant, but that there is no underlying medical reason
for it not happening. This in itself can be very stressful and is why many
fertility experts will recommend a mind body approach to fertility. What is infertility? According to the NHS
guildlines “infertility is when a couple cannot get pregnant (conceive),
despite having regular unprotected sex” with one in seven couples having
difficulty conceiving this is 3.5 million people in the UK. About 84% of couples will
conceive naturally within one year if they have regular unprotected sex ( every
two to three days) “ See NHS website for full statistics. It is best t…
How yoga can help with a smoother birthing experience.
Babies that are well positioned in a woman's pelvis at the end of her pregnancy can have a major influence on her birthing experience and the way her baby is born. A lot of women will work up to 36 weeks in pregnancy, often seated at a desk leaning back in the chair. This seated position can cause the heaviest part of the baby ( the back of the body) to fall towards the woman's spine in the Occipital posterior position (OP) or back to back as it is sometimes called.
Occipital Anterior position (OA) Babies in the Occipital Anterior (optimal fetal position) have an easier passage through the pelvis. Women delivering in the Occipital Anterior position tend to have shorter and more comfortable labours, with rapid cervix dilation and efficient contractions. There is less likelihood of medical intervention or complications during the birthing process.
Occipital Posterior position (OP) Babies that are in the Occipital Posterior (feta…