Brighton Natural Health Centre (BNHC) is a registered charity that’s been helping keep Brighton healthy and happy for over 30 years. Based in the North Laine, Brighton, we run Yoga, Dance, Pilates, Tai Chi, Qigong, Hula Hooping, Pregnancy & Post-Natal classes, courses and workshops for all ages and levels of fitness. We offer quality teaching from some of Brighton and Hove’s most experienced teachers in bright, airy, sunlit studios, and a welcoming and friendly environment.
Exercises for Normal Vaginal Delivery
Normal Vaginal Delivery is the process of giving birth to the bay normally. Normal vaginal delivery is good for both mom and baby. Pregnancy exercises are helpful for normal vaginal delivery with fewer complications. Consult your doctor or midwife before doing exercises. Exercises for Normal Vaginal Delivery Walking – Walking is a simple exercise and is one of the best. Walk at least 30 minutes a day. Don’t have too much speed in walking. Swimming – Swimming is a good exercise during pregnancy. It helps to strengthen your body. The water makes you feel as a weightless body and you have relaxation. It can improve blood circulation and gives you a good sleep. First go for slow sessions and gradually increase your duration of swimming. Pelvic Tilts or Angry Cat – They are simple exercises that helps you in labor and strengthens your back. It helps to reduce your back ache during pregnancy. Aerobics – Regular, low impact aerobic exercises are good for your health. It helps to improve your breathing and physical fitness and thereby benefits the baby. Stretching Exercises – Stretching exercises should be done carefully. It helps you to relax and make you more flexible. It can […]
Morning Sickness During Pregnancy
Most of the pregnant women experience morning sickness during the earlier period of their pregnancy. It is mostly faced during the first trimester of your pregnancy where you suffer from nausea and vomiting. The exact causes of morning sickness are still unknown, however, they are considered as healthy signs of pregnancy. How long will I face morning sickness and will it affect my baby’s growth? Morning sickness usually starts before 9 weeks of pregnancy and clears by 14 weeks. For some women it lasts for months and for some the entire pregnancy period. Morning sickness is not harmful for your baby, however, ensure that you continue to take a healthy diet in spite of the sickness for proper growth of your baby. Sometimes, nausea and vomiting is severe, in such cases it is always advisable to consult your doctor. Who is at risk of getting morning sickness? Though there is no defined reason for morning sickness, however, below are some reasons which can be behind it: Nausea and vomiting in a previous pregnancy Multiple pregnancies Stress Obesity Effect of any diseases or any medications used by the mom Family history of Morning sickness If it is your first pregnancy Higher […]
Smoking and Pregnancy
Smoking is injurious to health. It does the major damage when a pregnant women continue to smoke. Smoking can lead to a lot of problems in your baby. The worst thing is that it can lead to sudden infant death syndrome. It is always advisable to quit smoking while pregnant. What are the effects of smoking during pregnancy? Smoking during pregnancy will affect the baby adversely. It will cause many problems like premature birth and birth defects. It may lead to miscarriage. It will affect the development of the fetus. It may increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the infant death. It will affect the weight of the baby. How can I quit smoking while pregnant? Quitting smoking during pregnancy is a good decision for baby and mom. But it is very difficult for an addicted woman to stop smoking. Some of the methods to quit smoking include, Tell your doctor or midwife that you smoke. A counseling – A doctor should convince the woman who is planning a baby or the pregnant woman on the harmful effects of smoking. He should also clearly state the benefits of quitting smoking. Try to stop quitting gradually. Reduce your number […]