The Alexander Technique is a very powerful tool for women who wish to take more responsibility for their own health in pregnancy and in labour, as well as for both parents in dealing with the new demands of parenthood.
I have a particular interest in this, having witnessed my own daughter-in-law struggle with the pregnancy of my grandson, and of course with my own two pregnancies many years ago now; and this has led me to CPD training with Ilana Machover - the world renowned expert in the field of applying the Alexander Technique to pregnancy and childbirth.
PREGNANCY, CHILDBIRTH & PARENTHOOD
The realignment of the body during pregnancy can cause constant discomfort. In addition, many of the health problems associated with pregnancy can be traced back to faulty body use. Learning the Alexander Technique can help women cope with their changing shape - thus relieving pain - and later to cope with the stresses of motherhood.
I can work with pregnant women to help them achieve an overall improvement in balance and movement with the Alexander Technique. This has the potential to transform their experience of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood, with countless benefits to their own health and the baby’s development.
I can also show women how the Technique can be used to achieve a more natural birth, reducing the need for medical intervention.
The Alexander Technique is an invaluable support with the new demands of parenthood and in nurturing the child’s development. It is a means of giving the family -- mother and father -- new understanding and resources
Please contact me to try it for yourself, or if you would like me to talk to your antenatal, parenting or other group.