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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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Why are your baby's movements important in pregnancy?

Why are your baby's movements important in pregnancy?

Movements matter, a lot. As I midwife, I talk about the importance of your baby’s movements, at every appointment after 24 or so weeks, with every mama. The reason why? Your baby's movements are the BEST indicator of how they are doing inside. 

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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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Hospital bag packing list from a third time mama!

Hospital bag packing list from a third time mama!

Third time around and I feel like a pro at the old hospital bag. I last did this post in 2015, and so I have updated it slightly!  I will be having an elective c-section as my first two were c sections so this is a bag more geared for...

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Nourishing your nervous system and surrendering during this time...

Nourishing your nervous system and surrendering during this time...

Nourishing your nervous system and surrendering…. There will be no other time in our lives where we will experience what we are experiencing right now... I have no doubt most of you would have felt similar feels to me over the past few weeks; anxiousness, apprehension, nervousness, fatigue, sadness, fear,...

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Pregnancy in the time of COVID-19

Pregnancy in the time of COVID-19

On the blog. Fran shares her thoughts on being heavily pregnant during a global pandemic together with some tips and tricks on how she is getting through this crazy time.

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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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