/ The Daisy Foundation with Dawn Smith

B.R.A.I.N

Last year I wrote a blog and published on my website.

 

If you fancy reading it here is the link:

BRAIN/B.R.A.I.N. (newdawnwellbeinghub.co.uk)

 

Here is a little snippet of what’s included:

 

First let’s look at our Brain. I am not a medical professional, so my knowledge of the brain in depth is small. Any knowledge I have comes from high school and my training to become a Daisy Teacher and a Doula.

When I teach Antenatal Classes for The Daisy Foundation, I do talk a lot about our subconscious and muscle memory, as well as the Fear Tension Pain Theory (which I have written about in another blog).

When I was doing research for my Badass Doula course, part of it was about the Brain and something clocked consciously, something that has been there subconsciously.

 

Our Brain is amazing of course, but even more amazing is the important role it plays in childbirth.

I am not going to get all technical, as our Brain is so complex, but there are parts of our Brain that play a part and can impact on birth. Some parts more than others.

Birth is a primal instinct, that if left undisturbed happens. It is involuntary, from the need/want for movement (swaying motions all helping in the way it’s meant to) to the noise we make in labour (that noise that is so powerful and can be used to our advantage).

We don’t consciously say, “Okay, so I am going to do this and that, to help labour progress” and “I am going to scream and shout, as I have been told noise is powerful”. Do we???

 

Why not check out my website for this blog and a few others.

As well as seeing what other services I offer within New Dawn Wellbeing Hub.

/ The Daisy Foundation with Dawn Smith

Welcome to Daisy East Dunbartonshire

Hi My Name is Dawn Smith (she/her).

I am your local Daisy Teacher covering East Dunbartonshire.

Providing classes and workshops covering birth preparation, infant feeding and baby massage/yoga.

I am also a Mummy to a 7 year old and a 5 year old who are both Daisy Babies

I offer continuous perinatal support and education through a variety of classes/workshops which help to provide education, support and friendships to women, birthing people and families across East Dunbartonshire. This is centralised in my own studio New Dawn Wellbeing Hub which is located in Bishopbriggs.

I have been a Daisy Teacher for over 4 years having originally attended classes with both kids and experiencing how invaluable they are.

Details of classes can be found on this page.

The classes on offer at your local Daisy community are:

Daisy Birthing – A weekly antenatal class for expectant mums to help you enjoy pregnancy, stay mobile, learn about your changing baby and body and prepare for a confident birth. Our unique Active Antenatal method draws on elements of active birth, pregnancy yoga, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From easing pregnancy ailments, adapting to your changing body, preparing for birth and informing your own individual choices – we’ve got you covered.

Active Birth Workshop – A workshop for mum and her birth companion that will not only cover all of the basics of antenatal education and an active, informed birth but also give you both the space to prepare as a team and confidently plan for your baby’s birthing day. Our unique Active Antenatal Birth method draws on elements of traditional active birth, hypnobirthing and antenatal education to create one very powerful combination. From understanding the stages of labour to working with gravity to support your baby’s birth, massage for labour and informing your own individual choices – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Parent– A comprehensive workshop series for expectant parents designed to ensure you have all the education, tools and support you could need as you prepare confidently for your upcoming birth and the early days of caring for your new baby. Our entirely comprehensive Daisy Parent format draws on elements of active birth, hypnobirthing, parentcraft and traditional antenatal classes to create one very powerful combination.  From birth plans to massage in labour, informed choice to packing hospital bags and feeding your baby to changing their nappy – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Infant Feeding– A workshop for expectant mums either alone or with their partner to help understand your feeding choices, explore both breastfeeding and bottle feeding options, cut through the myths and challenges and prepare for your own confident feeding journey. Our unique Daisy Infant Feeding Workshop draws on the best of breastfeeding education, responsive bottle feeding knowledge and parent preparation to create one very powerful combination. From equipment to sterilization, overcoming breastfeeding challenges to exploring other options and informing your own individual choices – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Baby Tinies– A weekly postnatal class for mum and baby in the ‘fourth trimester’ to help you learn how to use baby massage and movement to aid calming, soothing and connection with your baby. Our unique fourth trimester mum and baby class draws on elements of baby massage, baby yoga, postnatal movement and baby care education to create one very powerful combination. From easing infant ailments, aiding their development, adapting to your postnatal body and easing in to your new role amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Baby Wrigglers– A weekly class for mum and baby to help you learn how to use a variety of tools such as: baby massage, baby yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and (baby) sensory experiences to aid your baby’s development, your connection and have fun together! Our unique mum and baby class draws on elements of baby massage, baby yoga, rhythm and rhyme and baby sensory experiences to create one very powerful combination. From easing infant ailments, aiding their development, growing your connection and learning about baby’s key stages amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Baby Cruisers– A weekly class for mum and baby to help you learn how to use a variety of tools such as toddler yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and (baby) sensory experiences to aid your baby’s development, your connection and learn how to embrace the chaos! Our unique mum and baby class draws on elements of toddler yoga, rhythm, rhyme, story and baby sensory experiences to create one very powerful combination. From aiding their development, learning new games, growing your connection and learning about baby’s key stages amongst friends – we’ve got you covered.

Daisy Mama – A weekly class for mums to help you relax, recharge, heal and calm both your body and mind, supporting you as you navigate this new phase of your life. Our unique mind/body movement method draws on elements of postnatal yoga, mindfulness, pelvic floor recover,  mind/body movement and relaxation to create one very powerful combination. From calming your mind, adapting to your healing body, settling your emotions and replenishing your reserves – we’ve got you covered.

 

dawn-smith@thedaisyfoundation.com

07731536777