Category Archives: Birthing

A beautiful birth story from a Pregnancy Yoga mum

Sophie attended ZenMuma Pregnancy Yoga throughout her pregnancy, took Jackie’s Birthing Toolkit Workshop and then brought her baby boy to ZenMuma Baby Yoga. Here is her birth experience in her words.   ”At 41 weeks pregnant labour finally started.  I couldn’t sleep from that evening due to the contractions.  Following on from Jackie’s advice on how

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Did you have an induction? We want to hear from you…

Have you had an induction in the last two years? Orange Grove Founder and Experienced Hypnobirthing Practitioner Jackie Heffer-Cooke is the chair of Norwich and Norfolk’s Maternity Voice Partnership (MVP), and they want to hear from you… If you have had an induction in the last 2 years we want to hear from you! The

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How Can I Prepare for an Induction?

Preparing for Unplanned Induction The reason you are asking this question is probably because you have been advised to have an induction. Induction rates have risen fairly dramatically in the last two years and the reason for that is the release of a published government paper minimising stillbirth. So of course, that is the right

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How to Prepare for Birth

When pregnant we will all ask ourselves the questions: ‘Should I prepare myself for birth?’ and ‘What should I do to prepare for birth?’. Norfolk’s leading birthing expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke fills in some of the blanks to help both mind and body feel ready for the most important job your body will ever do. Preparation

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Do you want to birth easily? Find out how..

Do you want to birth easily? Found out how with Birth Preparation expert, Jackie Heffer-Cooke Last month I am so happy to have taught at my first Hypnobirthing luxury retreat in North Norfolk at the beautiful and tranquil Grove Hotel. The couples have been gushing with their praise of the experience, and I have been

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Hypnobirthing Video Tips from Jackie Heffer-Cooke

Jackie Heffer-Cooke shares some of the essential top tips she covers in her Hypnobirthing courses and in the Birthing Toolkit Workshop.   Hypnobirthing – What’s it all about? Starting first with Jackie’s introduction to hypnobirthing, where it originates, Jackie’s experience and how the tools learned will help you feel prepared, empowered, calm and in control.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain: How Massage Helps

Pelvic Girdle Pain (or PGP) is a challenging discomfort that affects pregnant women. If this is you, you may be familiar with the pain, instability and limitation it can cause. For some women, the pain can even be quite debiliting. According to NHS figures, 1 in 5 pregnant women will experience PGP, and it is

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Come to Baby Yoga for 8-18 Month Old Babies

Here are some reasons why you should be coming to Norwich’s premier classes designed for older babies, ActiveYogaBubs. Self confessed ‘baby geek’ Jackie Heffer-Cooke explains why getting out of the house (and away from the washing) isn’t just good for you, it is super good for baby too! Come to Baby Yoga for 8-18 month old babies at

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To induce or not to induce, that is the question..

Our birth expert Jackie Heffer-Cooke was invited onto Radio Norfolk to talk about why the National and local Norfolk Birth Induction rate is so high and why it matters Speak to most obstetricians and they will say that Inductions save lives, that’s it, simple. They will guide you towards the Safer Maternity Care action plan

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