Pregnancy Happy Hour!

Wow!  You’re pregnant!  How exciting!  How wonderful!  How miraculous!  How terrifying! It’s all you can think about.  It’s all you want to talk about.  But most people’s eyes glaze over when you list the symptoms of your morning-sickness-which-lasts-all-day.  No one else is quite as interested in when you due date really is. How do you…

Prenatal Dance

We’re thrilled to now offer one of the newest trends in prenatal and postnatal exercise at The Mothering Touch Centre – Prenatal/Postnatal Dance! Combining dance forms such as Belly dancing, African and Latin dancing, the classes offer a fun, exhilarating, low-impact workout to help ease pain and discomfort during pregnancy as well as help prepare…

The Five Trimesters

In 1830 the German obstetrician Franz Karl Naegele formulated a rule:  To calculate a woman’s due date, you add 280 days to the first day of her last period.  This gives us the famous (though perhaps, misleading) Nine Months of Pregnancy.  Those nine months are conveniently divided up into Three Trimesters (trimestris is the latin…

The SPLASH Prize!

When I was pregnant with Simon, 20 years ago in Edinburgh, there was a rumour that if your waters broke in Marks and Spencer’s they would give you a gift certificate.  I spent some time loitering hopefully among the baby clothes and nursing bras, but my membranes remained staunchly un-ruptured. On Monday, Marnie and Liam…

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