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What we learn before we are born

We have received this video from one of our Blooming moms. It has juicy info, so alined with the work that we do that we want to share it with you today. Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods. To what extent the conditions we encounter before birth influence our individual characteristics? It‘s the question at the center of fetal origins, a relatively new field of research that measures how the effects of influences outside […]
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    Two mini-videos with simple moves for when you need it the most

Two mini-videos with simple moves for when you need it the most

These simple exercises, when practiced regularly, will tone your deep abdominal and thigh muscles groups, which can directly help you during the later weeks of your pregnancy, when the weight of your belly and baby pulls your biomechanics to the front. During this time, the low back muscles have to compensate the pull, straining the ligaments around the spine and causing you to suffer from back pain. A stronger muscle tone in your core and thighs will take on much of the load and prevent it from being carried onto your lumbar area. The result: less or no back pain. […]

4 Ways to Prevent Back Pain During Pregnancy.

I’m a workaholic. I can spend hours sitting down, reading, writing, editing and communicating with my computer. When I was pregnant I started to have lower back pain because of the constant sitting position I was permanently in.  The weight of my daughter Lucía in my belly was heavy, but the real cause of my suffering was simply that I was not moving enough during the day. Because of the back problems I changed my desk chair a couple of times, and the mattress and pillows, but nothing made a difference. My back pain was there even after exercising […]

My Voice Is with You!

How your vocal tone during pregnancy can affect your baby throughout life A few days ago, I asked my six-year-old son to finish his breakfast and get ready for school. He said: “Mom, if you say it in a nice way, I would do it.” This stopped me in my tracks. Wow, I thought. I was rushing him to finish his food to be sure he went to school with a full belly. But my pushing tone didn’t work. He wanted me to talk to him in that kind-but-firm tone of voice that helps him feel safe—the tone that reassures him […]

Your Presence is Valuable!

Dads and Birthing partners are important! You can all be part of this amazing pregnancy experience the whole way through. The role of the birthing partner is to give you practical and emotional support during pregnancy and labor. It is essential to help reduce unnecessary stress and to create a feeling of “togetherness”, welcoming the new baby into life together. Research has show that if you have on-to-one continuous support you will cope better with labour and recover faster after the baby is born. In some cases, it even reduces the length of labor. Birthing partners can be your husband, your sister, […]