Great expectations

mother and baby

As we wait – and wait – for spring to come (and actually stick around!), it’s a very expectant time of year right now.

So what could be better than to have Girls Around Town guests who work with women who are (or have been) expecting on this week’s show?

In the studio between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday, Fiona and Sue will be meeting Janey Harvey and Katie Greenfield, both very experienced yoga teachers.  Janey, who specialises in yoga for pregnancy, has been running classes in Newark for over 12 years and will be talking in the first hour about how she helps mums prepare for the big day with gentle yoga.

Then it’s over to Katie for the second hour of the show. Well-known in Newark for her baby yoga classes, she’s also passionate about postnatal yoga, for mums who have recently had a baby. More than just a nice way to relax, this is about helping your body adjust to and recover from the massive changes that birth brings with it – so, if your pelvic floor is a distant memory, this could be just what you need!

Find out more about yoga for pregnancy with Janey here and visit Katie’s website for details of new classes starting next month.

Tune in or listen online on Sunday morning to hear what Janey and Katie have to say and, from Fiona,  find out how homeopathy can also help during pregnancy and birth, whether for health niggles like indigestion or keeping energy levels up during labour. Now breathe…

Be still and sparkling in 2017

pretty-woman-1509959_1920There’ll be more hints and tips from Fiona this week, in her first health and wellbeing spot of 2017.

But don’t expect magic diets and exhausting workouts, that’s really not her style – instead she’ll be talking about how to be Still and Sparkling, whether or not you’re a fan of mineral water!

If you’re a regular listener, you may remember hearing Nikki Whittaker from the Newark Tuneless Choir on the show a few months ago. Nikki will be back in the studio on Sunday but this time she’ll be talking to the Girls Around Town about her day job…

And a vital one it is too, as a safeguarding and training manager for PANDAS, a national network that supports mums through post and perinatal depression.

Affecting more than 1 in ten women with children under a year old, PND is a frightening and lonely place to be. Even now, many women struggle with symptoms and do not access help that is available. Nikki works with the 150 PANDAS volunteers up and down the country – very often women who have been through PND themselves – so that they can support people in their local area.

She’s aiming to make sure more of us know more about this condition in 2017 – tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon to find out what she has planned for the coming months.