Meet One of Our Favourites - Zephorium

Meet One of Our Favourites - Zephorium

Zephorium Soul Tonic will be joining us at our #wellfesteastmids2019 event again in Derby this year. The Roundhouse Derby - 28 Sept 19 - 10-5pm. The largest wellness festival in the East Midlands is back for its second year.

Meet Laura from The Happy Birthing Co.

Meet Laura from The Happy Birthing Co.

Laura - The Happy Birthing Co.

Laura - The Happy Birthing Co.

Hi I’m Laura, trained KG Hypnobirthing teacher and founder of The Happy Birthing Co. I am a true positive birth enthusiast and I am a woman on a mission to spread the word. I believe that every woman has the right to an informed and confident birth, and the course that I teach enables that to happen.

Hypnobirthing is a simple and logical technique that has a profound and positive effect on birth. I am not a hippy and I am not going to hypnotise you. But what I do on my courses is reduce fear and anxiety that surrounds birth.

Many mums who use hypnobirthing report having a more comfortable and drug-free birth, that they feel calm and in control. This also has an effect on your baby when it is born, with them being more relaxed and sleeping better.

A woman’s birth experience can affect her for the rest of her life, whether that be a positive or a negative one. Some women decide not to have another child after a traumatic labour. This is life changing on so many levels.

I teach you how to:

Release fear and tension – which leads to pain and often interventions

Learn self-hypnosis to induce deep relaxation

Massage techniques to release endorphins, your body’s natural analgesia

Learn visualisation exercises and affirmations to keep you confident, serene and positive

Understand the choices that are available to you

Help you to be confident and happy during pregnancy

If you Hypnobirth you are more likely to have a natural, calm and drug-free birth. Many people report that labour is less painful and often shorter.

I am so passionate about everyone having a positive birth and I am looking forward to meeting everyone at Well Fest East Mids 2019.

Please come and say hi!

Laura x

The Happy Birthing Co.

Menopause Facts - by Susan Booth, ALIVE Fitness

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Menopause Facts: How do I know if I am in Peri-menopause?

Just for clarity Peri-menopause is the time leading up to your last period. During this time you may (or may not!) start to feel the changes associated with an unbalanced endocrine system both on a physical and psychological level.

Most women think that the only symptom they will experience is a change in their menstrual cycle, however, there are no less than 33 possible other symptoms which you may (or may not!) be experiencing in the run up to that last period.

Symptoms:

Hot flushes, night sweats, irregular periods, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, mood swings, tiredness, hair loss, sleep problems, lack of concentration, memory problems, dizziness, weight gain, incontinence, bloating, allergies, brittle nails, changes in odor, irregular heart rate, depression, anxiety, irritability, panic disorder, breast pain, headaches, joint pain, burning tongue (!), feelings of electric shock, digestive disorders, gum problems, muscle tension, itchiness of the skin, tingling of the extremities, osteoporosis.

Phew that’s a lot!

How do you know it is your last period?

The main signal is going without a period for at least 12 months.  A GP can take a blood test to determine a woman,s FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) levels.  

When a woman's FSH blood level is consistently elevated to 30 mIU/mL or higher, and she has not had a menstrual period for a year, it is generally accepted that she has reached menopause.

However, it depends on the time of the month you actually have this test as to the levels of your FSH, so is therefore not definitive.

Knowing your own body

So, I think the first step is to get to know your own body and mind at this changing, sometimes challenging time of our lives.  Get to know what it likes and dislikes, how it likes to move, what lights it up and what (or who) drags it down.  Peri-menopause can sometimes be like a roller coaster ride, ups and downs, highs and lows, these need to be ridden and conquered, which can take courage and the willingness to adapt to change. Every woman has a different experience, we are all unique!

The first step is to become AWARE of your body.  The symptoms will come and go at varying levels, forces and durations.  Putting simple lifestyle habits into place can make a huge difference to the severity of these symptoms.  

Come along and listen to Susan outline some of those lifestyle changes at our Well Fest East Mids event.

Susan Booth from ALIVE Fitness, will be talking about the Highs and Lows of Menopause at the Well Fest Event at The Roundhouse, Derby on 29th September.  Click HERE to get more info on this event now.

 

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