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How Sleep Changes During Pregnancy

We are delighted to publish the blog written by Stacey L. Nash. Stacey is a Seattle area writer for Tuck.com whose insomnia led her to research all aspects of sleep. With a degree in communications from the University of Puget Sound, she helps put sleep into the forefront of the health and wellness conversation. When not researching and writing about sleep, she spends time with her husband and four children on their heavily-wooded, twelve-acre piece of heaven.     How Sleep Changes During Pregnancy The physical and emotional changes of pregnancy make it a special but trying time for many women,...

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5 Essential Tips for Your Best Sleep While Pregnant: Advice from a Sleep Expert

We are delighted to publish this article written by Amanda Lasater, who is a team member and Sleep Expert at the MA Sleep Institute, an organization dedicated to helping people get their best sleep.  Insomnia is a common problem during pregnancy. Amanda describes 5 essential tips to overcome sleep disturbances during pregnancy.     It’s not uncommon during pregnancy to find yourself tossing and turning to find a position that’s comfortable for sleeping. This is especially true in the third trimester, when the weight of your baby has increased and begins to press on your bladder, spine, and other joints.  ...

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Evolving minds through music and arts

We are grateful to Geetanjali Academy Of Fine Arts (GAOFAL) for organising a unique musical evening in support of the work of International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP).   'Raags & Tagore' 4th May (Saturday) 6 pm onwards Wemborough Rd, Stanmore HA7 2EQ   TICKETS: CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS   Please come and support this great initiative to raise awareness of mental wellbeing during pregnancy from a global perspective. The Show During the musical evening, GAOFL will present Indian classical and semiclassical renditions with instrumental Jugalbandi of Sarangi and Harmonium presentation by senior stalwarts Ustad Surjeet Singh and Sunil...

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Keys to successful breastfeeding

We are delighted to publish this article written by Dr. Payel Biswas Soo, from India. She is a renowned childbirth educator & CAPPA certified Lactation specialist.     Hello to all the new mums and would be mums….! A warm welcome to the world of motherhood, where you often start to prioritizing your child and family more than yourself. 😊 I would like to share with you all my experiences and perspective on “What are the keys to successful breastfeeding”. After giving birth to my daughter almost 8 years back, I was asked to feed my baby.   Even though...

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Skin…….because what goes ON goes IN!

We are delighted to publish this article written by Julie Mann. Julie is an EFT Practitioner and a Life coach with an 8 yrs of experience in working with skincare, cosmetics, and nutrition. This article highlights the importance of checking the ingredients of personal care products as they may contain chemicals harmful to our health and wellbeing.   Skin…….because what goes ON goes IN! We all know the importance of being healthy during pregnancy. Women often avoid cigarettes, shellfish, essential oils, sunshine, alcohol and even certain pressure points used during massage, but something that the majority of women don’t do is...

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Hypnobirthing

We are delighted to publish this article written by Avani Fernandes-Niriella. Avani is the founder of The Birth Mindset. She is based in Reading, UK. She enjoys imparting wisdom and teaching methods towards calm birth preparedness, believing that every woman should have a happy and stress-free pregnancy, labour and early parenting experience.   What is Hypnobirthing? It traces its beginnings in the ground-breaking work and timeless book by Dr Grantly Dick Read, Childbirth Without Fear, published in 1942.  Hypnobirthing is the term coined by early followers of his philosophy including Marie Mongan who founded her own pioneering brand ‘The Mongan Method’...

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Prevention of Perinatal Depression

In this blog, we bring you some recent news published in different websites. Please let us know your comments. 1. Prevention of Perinatal depression Link: JAMA Network US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently published its report on how to prevent perinatal depression. They have recommended that women at risk of developing perinatal depression should be offered counselling interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.     2. Use of beauty products in pregnancy Link: www.mamamia.com.au Pregnant women often struggle to get information on the safe use of beauty products during pregnancy and perinatal period. We certainly need more research...

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Infant Mental Health matters: How to build a happy brain?

We are delighted to publish this informative article written by Dr Rosie Knowles, a practising GP (UK) and author of the book, 'Why Babywearing Matters?' She has a special interest in holistic medicine as well as children and women’s health and perinatal and infant mental health. Infant mental health matters. Every adult was once a small infant, vulnerable and dependent on the caregivers around them. This early part of a child's life sets the stage for their long-term future. Our society is gradually becoming more aware of how important it is to provide a good start in life for children. There is...

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Meet Indrani Datta – a versatile singer who supported IFWIP mission

We are delighted to publish this blog about Indrani Datta from the UK. Indrani supported the work of International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP) during the Dil Se concert on 16th February (2019) as a singer. Her performance received high accolades from the audience. We are grateful to Indrani and the entire team of Eastern Euphony for supporting our mission in setting up a Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme.   Indrani Datta is a well-known singer from London, UK. She is originally from Assam, a beautiful state in India. Indrani started learning music at an early age. She has had a passion...

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PRESS RELEASE: Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme launch

International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) & World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) Launch Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme 31/01/2019 International Forum for Wellbeing in Pregnancy (IFWIP) and the World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) have joined hands to develop and deliver a unique world-class Global Pregnancy Wellbeing Programme based on health education, health promotion, and disease prevention approach, designed in alignment with the values and principles of United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 3). Stress and mental health conditions during pregnancy are quite common, affecting at least 1 in 5 women. Perinatal Mental Health conditions are one of the leading...

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