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Do you have a “sale” on?

I’m not sure what your Friday and weekend has been like but I have to say that I am truly p****d off with the number of emails I received from various companies offering me discounts, free shipping, this deal and that deal … for goodness sake one company sent me 6 emails in 1 day … if I did that you would all unsubscribe and certainly have something to say to me …

However … what really made me sit back was an email from a lady who said she was waiting for my Black Friday email offering my classes at a discounted rate … she’d heard that they were amazing classes and that the ladies and families who come along had benefited so much but she was looking for a deal …

My answer was:

Dear x, thank you for the lovely comments in your email.  It’s great that the classes are recognised for being so wonderful and for what they offer to support couples into becoming a family and starting off on a positive foot …. however I am unfortunately not offering a “sale” 

and here’s why:

Let me start off by saying that I don’t like discounting my courses …

That’s because early on I decided to focus on quality rather than price, which allowed me to invest time and money into creating an experience for all women & families.   I also believe that many of my clients value what they receive … engaging and listening to their bodies, their babies and believing fully in their experience ensuring that their care givers listen to them and hear their wishes …

Yes it would be great to ensure that every pregnant woman in Northampton and the surrounding area knows about the magic of the Ripple Effect Yoga classes.  Gosh I would be unindated …. So I’m taking my time to tell you about the “special qualities” of a Ripple class and why everyone should have a “Claire”  … I am unique, there is only one of me however many a time I wish I could clone myself, have more hours in the day … I deliberately keep my classes small (a maximum of 4 in any class I teach, or I facilitate groups that wish to stay together).  I always check in and tweak my classes to facilitate x, y or z … eery baby matters and every mama matters too .. this is clear in the testimonials the ladies and families share … I love what I do … I am passionate that women should have an empowered experience …   when you book with Ripple Effect Yoga … you are ….

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Whatever you invest in … let’s do it consciously and intentionally.

This is an experience that we may only get one shot at and one that we would wish to look back on with love and positivity in later years … 

I invite you to join a Ripple class …

It’s not just a yoga class, it’s an education, it’s elating, encouraging, an emotional support network.  The lot!  There’s nothing else quite like it!”  

I look forward to hearing from you … and to the lady that emailed me … I do hope you will come along and enjoy the classes.

Huge hugs Cx

www.rippleeffectyoga.co.uk

What helped you during your pregnancy?

http://www.wikihow.com/Have-a-Healthy-Pregnancy

What helped you during your pregnancy and prepared you for labour? I am sure we can add to these … Cx

How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

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Being healthy throughout your pregnancy is extremely important, because staying healthy not only improves your quality of life but also your baby’s. Watch how much you eat. The baby will take all the nutrients it will need from what you…
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  • LMK …  Vitamin C and Vitamin E – help to reduce risk of pre-eclampsia.

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    Article:

    Being healthy throughout your pregnancy is extremely important, because staying healthy not only improves your quality of life but also your baby’s.

     Steps
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      Watch how much you eat.

      Watch how much you eat.

      Watch how much you eat. The baby will take all the nutrients it will need from what you take in. Many women during pregnancy feel cravings for a particular kind of food. These cravings are perfectly normal, just as long as you don’t eat one type of food in excess. It is important to eat a variety of food in healthy quantities so your baby is exposed to a spectrum of important nutrients that enhance development. Eating too much, however, is a sure method of making both you and your baby sick. You don’t have to gorge yourself — just eat when you are hungry.

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      Watch your vitamin intake.

      Watch your vitamin intake.

      Watch your vitamin intake. When you visit the doctor you will talk about prenatals, and the doctor can prescribe you some too. You must take them every day for you and your baby to stay healthy and develop correctly. Especially if you are on a restrictive diet, taking prenatal vitamins can heighten your baby’s access to substances that facilitate healthy development. In particular, vitamin D can help your child grow healthily, and can reduce your child’s risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

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      Focus on relaxing and enjoying your pregnancy to the utmost extent possible.

       Focus on relaxing and enjoying your pregnancy to the utmost extent possible.

      Focus on relaxing and enjoying your pregnancy to the utmost extent possible.Avoiding stress, even if you are working while you are pregnant, will help you maximize your happiness during this time. Stressed mothers may have a more difficult time eventually producing breast-milk, eating the proper foods to aid their child’s development, and preparing a suitable environment for their child to grow up.

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      Drink plenty of milk to get your vitamin D also, it is helpful for your teeth and bones and for the baby.

      Drink plenty of milk to get your vitamin D also, it is helpful for your teeth and bones and for the baby.

      Drink plenty of milk to get your vitamin D also, it is helpful for your teeth and bones and for the baby. 1000 mg is about right calcium you will need everyday. Sources of vitamin D besides milk include dairy products like yogurt and cheese, exposure to natural sunlight, fatty fish and eggs. If you choose to use fish as a source of vitamin D, be careful to select fish that have low mercury levels. Consuming fish with higher mercury levels may negatively affect your baby’s growth. However fish (Sea food) containing Omega-3 fatty acids boosts brain power and is recommended during pregnancy.

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      Make sure you get folic acid.

      Make sure you get folic acid.

      Make sure you get folic acid. Folic acid helps develop the baby’s spine and keeps its neural tubes healthy. As an added bonus, this nutrient also will help your fingernails and hair grow more healthily. Folic acid can usually be found in foods like spinach, eggs, legumes and liver.

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      Try exercises designed for pregnant women to keep you heart rate up and your muscles engaged.

      Try exercises designed for pregnant women to keep you heart rate up and your muscles engaged.

      Try exercises designed for pregnant women to keep you heart rate up and your muscles engaged. Exercising while you are pregnant is extremely beneficial for your developing fetus, as it increases blood flow and helps regulate your metabolism. Some pregnant woman find more static movements in Yoga and Pilates easier on their growing belly, while other women enjoy low-intensity runs. Regardless of which type of exercise routine you choose, be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning any regimen, for the safety of both you and your baby. Although exercising while pregnant is perfectly normal and healthy, your doctor can help you choose specific exercises that will be the least likely to affect your pregnancy.

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      Embrace the weight gain associated with pregnancy, as having a positive body image during pregnancy is correlated with greater outcomes for both you and your child.

       Embrace the weight gain associated with pregnancy, as having a positive body image during pregnancy is correlated with greater outcomes for both you and your child.

      Embrace the weight gain associated with pregnancy, as having a positive body image during pregnancy is correlated with greater outcomes for both you and your child. Maintaining a positive body image, celebrating milestones in your growth, and consulting with a registered dietitian are all effective steps to guide you in your path to a better self image.

      Tips
    • For back pain, sit in chairs that have back support. The more posture you have the better your back will feel.
    • Nausea can hit at any time, it also depends on the person. Some women never get sickness but there are some that receive nausea throughout the whole 9 months. You can eat graham crackers or salt crackers to ease your stomach.
    • Eat small meals and big meals throughout the day. The fuller you are it can be healthy for the baby. All those nutrients are good for the baby. Plus empty stomachs can make you feel even worse with nausea.
    • Relax as much as you can,because it will help you appreciate your pregnancy.
    • Never take prenatals or regular vitamins alone, always eat when you take them. Taking pills on an empty stomach can result in stomach pains, vomiting, and nausea.

     

    Warnings

    • Never drink alcohol. Drinking while pregnant has many many disadvantages. It can kill your baby, cause your baby to be premature & low birth weight, which results in the baby being in the hospital for a long time before you can take the baby home. That could also lead to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It also causes miscarriages, birth defects like mental retardation and many more bad things. So be kind to your precious gift and stay off the alcohol.
    • Never smoke. Smoking has the same effects, low birth weight premature, miscarriage. It can also cause lung diseases in your baby, asthma and many more. Just remember your lungs are your babies lungs.