Bought to you by Born, The Love Food Festival, Relaxed Birth & Parenting and Tracy Holloway will take place on January 30th 2011 at Paintworks, Brislington BS4 3EH from 10.30 – 4.30.
The Love Food Festival has been successfully running events in Bristol for 2 years, they are a great place to hang out for the day, with great food and lots of things to see and do for both adults ans children. The Love Baby Festival brings together the wonderful relaxed and welcoming feel of the Love Food Festival but with the onus on imparting information to parents to be and parents about the services that are available in and around Bristol.
The Love Baby Festival is a celebration of all the wonderful people involved in supporting pregnancy, birth and parenting in Bristol and beyond.
At Born, as well as selling lovely ethical, natural and practical baby goods, we are passionate about supporting parents through what is a major life changing experience. We set up the Born Together website and database to promote the Practitioners who are experienced in supporting parents at this time in their life, because we know that becoming a parent is a learning experience and having experts to guide you through that transistion can make it joyous rather than stressfull.
Workshops on the day include:
- Antenatal and Postnatal sessions with Relaxed Birth & Parenting
- Baby Massage with Anne Badger
- Baby Yoga with Leoni De Mearns
- Bay Reflexology with Sarah Lambert and Claire Collins
See below for more details on the workshops and how to book a space.
You will be able to try out a session of Massage, Shiatsu and Reflexology for a small fee
The Born Together Practitioners will be there to talk to you about all the great services they offer, for example
- Nutrition for pregnancy, breastfeeding and for children
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Shiatsu (Accupressure)
We will have a shop and will be joined by some of our suppliers.
There will also be great food (and cake!) stands
The team from Relaxed Birth and Parenting will be running the ‘Baby Palace‘ a breastfeeding and chill out space for families. Talk to them about the services they offer, including weekly ante-natal and post-natal classes around Bristol, weekend birth preparation workshops for couples, Doula services, Hula Hoop post natal classes, Baby Reflexology, Home Birth Support workshops, Relationship counselling and Doula and Ante-natal teacher training courses.
Buggy Park – due to the size of the venue and the fact that we are expecting lots of visitors we will have a buggy park outside and you will be able to borrow either a Hipseat or a Close baby carrier whilst you visit the festival. If you have your own sling please bring it with you.
To book a space on any of the workshops please email the Bristol shop or call 0117 924 5080, leaving your name, babies age (if relevant) and a contact telephone number. Sessions are free but should you wish to make a donation to the Precious Drops Campaign you will have an opportunity to do so on the day.
10.30-11.30 Baby Massage – Anne Badger – 12 spaces for carer and baby ‘My session will be an introductory taster to baby massage suitable for all pre-crawling babies. Participants should bring a towel/small changing mat and suitable oil (any coldpressed/organic vegetable based oil). I will have some bottles of organic baby massage oil available
for people to purchase on the day if necessary.’ Anne
11.30-12.30 Relaxed Birth and Parenting ante-natal session - 15 spaces for pregnant women. ‘What is a relaxed birth and how can you bring joy to the experience?’ Birthing expert Dominique Sakoilsky will talk about the benefits of active relaxation during pregnancy. You will also have the opportunity to experience what goes on in one of their popular ante-natal classes with a taster session from one of the Relaed Birth and Parenting Ante-natal teachers.
The Relaxed Birth and Parenting team will have a stand on the day where you can talk to them about the ante-natal and post-natal classes that take place Bristol wide, Doula services, and the Relaxed Birth and Parenting ante-natal teacher and Doula trainings offered.
12.30-1.30 Baby yoga – Leonie de Mearns 12 spaces Carer and baby under 1 year
Baby yoga, is a dynamic and fun opportunity for intimacy, positive touch, loving interaction and bonding with your baby. It offers quality physical stimulation including rhythmical movement, developmental support, new ideas for holding and carrying your baby and playful communication through rhymes and song. Please bring a blanket for the floor or ideally a yoga mat.
Leonie teaches Baby Yoga at Bristol City Yoga.
1.30-2.30 Baby Reflexology with Sarah Lambert & Claire Collins - 12 spaces for carer and baby. Parents who wish to participate should bring a small blanket, changing mat or muslin to put on the floor. A blanket is also preferable as the floor is wooden and this will be more comfortable for the baby to lie on. It is best for parents interested in baby reflexology to have short or shortish nails as long nails make it difficult to do the reflexology. Information on the ‘This Little Piggy’ Baby Relexology classes will be available on the day and can be found online.
2.30-3.30 Tracy Holloway Meditation session for relaxation in pregnancy and birth Tracy Holloway will be talking about the benefits of relaxation, meditation and self hypnosis for pregnancy and birth. She will talk about the importance of releasing fears, anxieties and reducing stress prior to giving birth. Plus, why it is recommended that any previous birth trauma is dealt with. Being relaxed puts you in control. This workshop will be empowering and informative. As well as taking you on a journey into relaxation, Tracy will teach you techniques and share tips on how to create a relaxed space wherever you decide to give birth.
3.30-end Relaxed Birth and Parenting post-natal session -12 spaces for new mothers with baby or mothers-to-be. A baby’sbirth will bring change. Louise Bennett will talk about how to manage the change a new baby can bring and how to empower yourself by taking responsibility for the choices made. The session is open to new mothers and mums-to be and will include a relaxation and movement expercises from one of the Relaxed Birthand Parening teachers.
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At the LOVE BABY festival you will have the chance to try some massage yourself or talk to me about Baby Massage, I’ll be asking for a small fee for a massage based on £5.00 for 15 mins, but talking is free. I look forward to meeting some of you on the day. Becky
Holistic massage is beneficial throughout pregnancy with varying techniques that suit all stages.Most of the massage that I offer at this time involves you lying on you side while bolsters and supports are provided throughout the treatment for your comfort. Massage helps you to sleep, alleviates heartburn, eases backache and reconnects you to your body at this time of change.Massage suits women at all stages of pregnancy but if your not sure you could ask you GP or Midwife.
In a cosy warm environment I hold Baby Massage classes. Every session begins with relaxation time for the parent. This deeply bonding massage encourages a strong sense of self that develops confidence and well-being in children as they grow. A course will teach you how to massage your baby, including techniques that relieve colic, teething and sleeplessness. At the end of a session we usually have a room of blissed out babies but there is always time at some point for some playful exercises. You will receive course notes and a bottle of baby massage oil.
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