Defining’ complementary or alternative medicine’
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the leading agency for scientific research of CAMs within the US Department of Health and Human Services and their definitions are used globally to define CAM.
Therefore, ‘complementary’ and ‘alternative’ are often used interchangeably, ‘complementary’ typically refers to a non-mainstream treatment used in conjunction with standard treatment, whereas ‘alternative’ refers to a treatment used in replacement of standard treatment. Thus conjunctive therapies for serious mental health or sole treatment when pregnant women feel they do not require specialist medical intervention.
CAM therapies are further divided as involving natural products, such as aromatherapy and dietary supplements, and practices affecting mind and body, such as massage, hypnotherapy and yoga.
At Holistic Haven we believe that a womens mental health and wellbeing is just as important as her childs, because the first year of a new mothers life is a year of travail - when the soul of a women must birth the mother inside her. We all share the same ethos to help support women and their families maternal mental health and wellbeing.
Here we offer bespoke initiative holistic alternative therapies offering Pre and Post natal support, such as antenatal pre birthing preparation classes in groups and on a 1:1 basis. Baby massage groups, yoga classes, meditation classes, and so much more...
Post natal and maternal mental health support, such as help with birth trauma, post natal depression, sleep deprivation, baby nutrition a vast variety of wonderful highly recommended holistic services:
A holistic approach can help you:
Have the happier healthier pregnancy knowing that you are ,and will be supported through-out your journey through Motherhood
Achieve the best possible overall well-being during pregnancy
Increase your chances for a natural progression of labour
Helps you value the importance of self care
Alleviate the risks posed by pain meds and other medical interventions
Better mental health and wellbeing through-out your pregnancy and beyond......
Enhanced confidence, mood, patience and overall life satiation for you, your child and your families happiness and well-being , through your pregnancy and especially beyond....
Start as you mean to go on with the help and support of Holistic Haven NI
Wellbeing for Mother & Family
HypnoBirthing childbirthing education
Pre birthing preparation classes 1:1 and group support for women and their birthing partner
Addition support with Maternal Mental Health
We support and encourage Self care
Beauty Therapy, Holistic Massage, Yoga, Zumba, and essential oils, birthing affirmation cards and beautiful bump dress hire
Sleep consultant, Baby massage/Reflexology, Baby Yoga & Nutrition
Alternative theapies for relaxation and stress reduction
Dress My Bump Maternity Hire is based just outside Ballymena and we hire out premium label maternity occasion dresses for special occasions, weddings, christenings, graduations, birthdays etc. We have over 60 dresses in stock which range from size 6 to size 18 and we also hire out accessories such as fascinators, bags, shawls/shrugs, faux fur stoles.
We operate on an appointment only basis and recommend booking in within the 4 weeks prior to your event so that bump size etc. won't change too much before the event. To book an appointment, contact Karen on 07968474963 or send a PM/DM to our facebook or instagram pages.
As a Valentine's treat, we are currently offering 10% off all dresses booked at appointments between now and the end of February 🙂
Dress My Bump is also organising a preloved maternity and nursing clothes sale on Sunday 19th April from 12-4pm at The Dunadry Hotel in Antrim - everyone welcome to come and get some bargains!
If you have maternity/nursing clothes which you no longer need, we would love to sell them for you at our event. We will pay upfront for 5 items or less and larger bundles will be paid after the event.
Contact Karen on 07968474963 for more details.