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Posts tagged: pregnancy

All things Babywearing!

All things Babywearing!

Let’s chat about something that may just save you your sanity mama, babywearing. Babes tried? Clingy? Sleepy? You need two hands for something? Babywearing is such a lifesaver! There are a bunch of ways bubs can be worn and this practice has been used for centuries to keep bubs close...

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World Breastfeeding Week: Advocating for Equal Access

World Breastfeeding Week: Advocating for Equal Access

As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, it's important to acknowledge breastfeeding inequality. It's a disparity that hides in plain sight -- it can be easy to assume that any new mama has all the tools she needs to feed her baby easily and for free, but it's simply not the case. Myriad factors influence a mom's ability to breastfeed successfully and the length of time for which she is able to do so exclusively.

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Tips for supporting new mothers!

Tips for supporting new mothers!

Something we remember all too clearly, is thinking “we wish we knew what those first few months of motherhood were like, so we could have been more supportive.”

We have written a blog on our top tips to support new mamas, because we know it can be hard to know the best ways to be supportive! 

Written by midwife Aliza from Bumpnbub. 

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8 Tips for Pumping mums, written by a midwife!

8 Tips for Pumping mums, written by a midwife!

8 Tips for Pumping Mums! As you may know, many women will need to pump after giving birth for a variety of reasons. These can include; wanting to increase your milk supply, if your baby is separated from you, if your bub is in the NICU or by choice if...

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Natural Methods to Coping with Morning Sickness

Natural Methods to Coping with Morning Sickness

Morning sickness or nausea, may be one of the first signs you feel before you find out you are expecting.  Luckily, there are some natural ways to manage this in those first few weeks - and you can usually expect your symptoms to disappear around the end of the first trimester (third month of pregnancy). 

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Top Tips for Preconception

Top Tips for Preconception

Formation of sperm can take up to 116 days and ova are susceptible to damage for about 100 days before ovulation, so ideally both partners should be thinking about pre-conception health care for around four months prior to conception. Infertility is shared equally among men and women, so pre-conception care...

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Why I quit breastfeeding at day 5!

Why I quit breastfeeding at day 5!

I had given birth to Margot via a C-section and almost immediately I felt like things weren’t right. I didn’t bond at all with Margot (unlike my first baby Phoebe where I had immediate overwhelming love). A lack of bond made me really resent Margot. I absolutely hated feeding her, it wasn’t just the pain, I was getting huge anxiety every time I had to feed her and it took all I had in me not to rip her off every feed.

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8 early signs that could indicate there’s a bun in the oven!

8 early signs that could indicate there’s a bun in the oven!

Feeling a little different? Not quite sure what it is? Are you possibly expecting? Today, we run you through some of the earliest pregnancy signs.  Some women experience symptoms as early as one week after conception, while others may only experience some of these after a few weeks. Regardless of when you experience symptoms, it's important to know what to look out for. 

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Woman among flowers, a more mindful 2018

Top 3 easy tips for a more mindful 2019.

How was 2018 for you? Did you flow into the end of the year in a blissful bubble of balance? Or, like so many of us, did you limp to the finish line, craving that sanctuary of time between Christmas and New Year when 90% of the world seems to...

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Brans we love

Brands We Love...

There are so many incredible brands out there. Brands that are creating wonderful products for new mums and bubs and we wanted to share a few of our favourites with you...   Frankly Eco We love the Frankly Eco range because it’s packed with natural plant-based goodness and organic essential...

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Woman with new born baby after childbirth

How to have a Beautiful Birth

Interview with Nadine Richardson Nadine Richardson, doula-turned-entrepreneur, founded She Births® in 2008 when she realised that a majority of pregnant women and their partners were going into labour uninformed and unprepared, leading to many avoidable traumatic birth experiences. We spoke to Nadine recently and asked her to share her tips...

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Pregnancy Supplements

Go-to Pregnancy Supplements

How are you going with your daily pregnancy supplements? Here is a list of my go-to supplements for pregnant mums and why they are beneficial.  B9 (Folic acid) One of the most important nutrients for foetal development and it reduces the risk of spina bifida. You need to be taking...

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