Have you become a new Mum during Covid-19 or perhaps you found out you are pregnant. Both can be challenging at the best of times, but in recent months I’ve been very concerned that new Mums might feel isolated and not feel that the supports they need are available.
So, I have compiled my top list of tried and tested activities and services for expectant Mums or new Mums and their babies coming into the Autumn. The main reason I picked these organisations, is the care they will provide but also the social outlet and connection to others is key. Click on the title for access to their individual websites.
1. The Postnatal Coach – Sara is actually my cousin and she provides exercise classes specifically designed for new Mums whereby you can bring along your baby. Sara also provides other valuable information and advice, shares recipes and much more than just an exercise class. Sara’s classes take place in Delta Sports, Ballysimon.
2. The Bump Room – Ailish provides yoga and pilates classes to expectant Mums and again offers a wealth of advice and experience. Ailish’s classes take place in Milford Community Hall, Castletroy..
3. Samana Baby Massage – Aisling is a fellow therapist, but unlike myself, Aisling is qualified in Baby Massage. A beautiful class again for Mums and babies. Aisling’s classes take place in Ballyneety Golf Hub, Ballyneety.
4. Limerick Doula Services – Michelle is a new Mum to her 5th child so she knows a thing or two about labour and child birth and how to support you during your baby’s delivery. Michelle also offers placenta encapsulation amongst other birthing services. I’ve known Michelle a couple of years now and Michelle came to me for Maternity Reflexology so we are on the same page when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth.
Obviously, I’m still here for your individual treatments or advice but also feel the connection to others in your situation in these stange times is key. So take that step to reconnect now…