Vikki & Phil’s Testimonial

We are really glad we came across Eleanor’s Birthzang workshop in preparation for birth. Although we felt that NHS or other birth preparation courses were not for us, we still felt that we would benefit from learning some techniques to help in the hope for a low...

When Should I Start to Wean My Baby?

Your baby is growing oh so fast and those newborn days seem a distant memory. Your baby is smiling and gurgling, grabbing things, perhaps starting to try sitting up on their own and you start to ask yourself: “Is it time to start to wean my baby?”. Perhaps...

Natalie & Gilly’s Testimonial & Birth Story

We really enjoyed Eleanor’s Active Birth workshop. Her teaching style is very friendly and informal and the whole class was very relaxed. I class myself as a huge wimp and kept fixating on all the drugs that I would need to take during labour. I now understand a...

The 5 Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

Many women are drawn to yoga during their pregnancy as it offers a safe and gentle way to stay fit and toned in pregnancy, while respecting the restrictions pregnancy places on your body’s ability to cope with the stresses and strains of exercise. But pregnancy...

Birthzang’s Delicious Macaroons

  I made these delicious macaroons for my Birth Preparation Workshop yesterday and my mums and dads loved them so much they demanded I shared the recipe! Reluctantly I post it here on the understanding that I have shamelessly stolen it from another lovely Active...

What is Active Birth?

Birth is everywhere! Everyone is born, after all, and 4 in 5 women will go through the experience (1). For some, giving birth is a wonderful life-affirming event – even describing it as orgasmic! – but for many women, labour and birth is painful, difficult...

Saima & Asif’s Story

Before the workshop I was feeling very anxious & quite fearful. The active birth workshop was a real eye opener for me although this is my 3rd pregnancy. Now I’m quite confident know and have got everything suggested by the course and Janet Balaskas book...

The Benefits of Postnatal Yoga

Many women when pregnant attend a pregnancy yoga class: to keep toned, to stay flexible, to prepare their bodies for labour and birth, and also to meet other mums in their area. But once the baby is born it can be easy to lose the connection with other new mums, and...