Hello and congratulations on your baby news! I am Nicola Wilson and I run birth preparation and baby classes in Kirkliston Edinburgh. I teach Hypnobirthing classes, Hypnomothering, Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and GroovaRoo Dance. All classes are run from my modern, tranquil home studio.
Whether you are a first time parent or this is your 4th baby or more, you have come to the right place for information, connection and support. I am here to guide you in preparing for this baby’s birth. You can follow on your journey with me once your baby is here and engage in the most wonderful, loving activities with them in my beautiful, gentle baby classes.
All Nicola’s classes support the evidence on the ‘1001 days of life movement’. With positive birth, infant and maternal mental health and well being at the heart of everything she offers.
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Baby’s First 1001 Days
“The first 1001 days include pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. There is clear and compelling evidence that this is a significant and influential phase in development. This is an age of opportunity. What happens during this period lays the foundation for every child’s future health and well being. It sets the ground work for children’s developing emotional well being, resilience and adaptability: the competencies they need to thrive. During this period we can lay the foundation of health and well being whose benefits last a lifetime – and carry into the next generation.”First 1001 days Movement
No pressure then!
We know that a child’s life inside the womb, and what they go on to experience in their early days is so important for them. It sounds however, like a lot of pressure on parents to get everything perfect. However one of the most important elements in getting in right for our children, is LOVE. If you can really provide an environment of love and trust, then you are giving your baby everything.
You Have Got This
The research on the importance of building healthy, respectful and loving relationships with our children and the positive impact this has on their future, is clear. Sue Gerhardt’s book ‘Why Love Matters’, is one of the most famous books to make this point. This book explains “Why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. Highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy in shaping a baby’s future emotional and physical well being.” Sue Gerhardt
Baby Classes with Nicola will provide just that
Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and GroovaRoo Dance are the perfect activities to bond with your baby. They provide high levels of interaction, sensory development, and connection. By attending these classes you will provide your baby with lots of rich physical and emotional input. This strengthens parent-child bonds and it also boosts parent confidence.
Birth Preparation will absolutely help
The evidence also says that pregnancy is an important developmental time period, and it will impact your baby’s future. Your baby feels the effects from the stress hormones in your body. Short term stresses will have little or no effect on baby. Longer term or more chronic stress however can alter a baby’s brain development.
When we make time for relaxation in pregnancy, baby’s brain grows in a more optimal way. If you experience higher levels of stress from time to time, as the majority of us do, then it is important to counteract this with regular relaxation.
You can join my Relaxed Pregnancy Face Book group for some tips and advice on how to relax your body and mind. Your pregnancy journey can also determine the type of birth you go on to have. It also impacts the feelings that you experience in the early days with your baby, and as a new family.
HypnoBirthing as your tool
To be able to embrace the prospect of giving birth, and to go on to enjoy all the good times with your baby and your family free from self doubts and worries, is what I am here to help you with. If you are expecting just now and want to prepare your mind and body for a more calm, positive birth, HypnoBirthing can absolutely help you. Small group classes are back up an running, and online HypnoBirthing classes are also available. Find dates here.
Providing a safe space for you
I give all parents a safe space to come, to be listened to, experience deep relaxation and to be equipped with specific strategies to give birth more easily. The classes are for you and your baby to bond, feel more confident and connected together.
I can help you to understand and cope with the emotional complexities of Motherhood, now and into your future. My wish is that coming to classes will give you the opportunity to connect with your baby in a truly meaningful way.
All Nicola’s classes are here to help you enjoy your pregnancy, your birth and your baby’s early days with as much inner happiness as possible.