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Why 2022 won't turn out ...

(Pre)school closures, canceled events, Covid cases in our inner circle, disrupt...

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The Power of Knowledge w...

During pregnancy and when preparing for labour, as with everything in life, kno...

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Perineal Massage - Top T...

The vagina is designed to stretch and accommodate your baby during childbirth, ...

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What No One Tells You Ab...

Childbirth is one of the most physically demanding, emotionally draining but at...

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Covid-19 Challenges in P...

As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, pregnant mothers everywhere a...

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Postpartum PTSD, Birth T...

Becoming a new parent is typically portrayed as a time of incredible happiness....

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Preparing For Labour: 7 ...

Preparing for labour can take many forms; from packing your hospital bag and ta...

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Postpartum Recovery: Wha...

Postpartum recovery is often treated as an afterthought in many antenatal books...

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Adjusting to Fatherhood ...

Today I want to talk about dads. There’s so much focus on motherhood and mums...

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Depression in Pregnancy:...

Depression in Pregnancy: Why it matters and what you can do It’s supposed ...

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Why Postpartum Can Be Li...

Postpartum women and menopausal women have a lot more common than you might ...

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What Being A Midwife Mea...

This is an article that has been a long time coming. What does being a midwife ...

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Are We Expecting Too Muc...

What does it mean to be a dad these days? In many ways fatherhood has transform...

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Calling Body Positivity ...

Calling Body Positivity BS. How You Should Really Feel About Your Body After A ...

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Enjoyed Your Birth Exper...

Giving birth is something I’m very involved with as a midwife and yet even af...

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Giving Birth After A Los...

Giving birth after a loss is a subject that’s very seldom spoken about. Wheth...

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Natural Birth: Why We Sh...

A lot of women associate natural births with vaginal deliveries but there are a...

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Finding Yourself After H...

Your identity goes through a lot of changes in the 9 months it takes to grow a ...

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Why Maternity Leave Is N...

Babies sleep up to 16 -18 hours a day. They only feed every three hours and the...

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How To Push Effectively ...

Managing labour pain gets a lot of attention in the antenatal classes and pregn...

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Why Peeing Yourself Afte...

Pregnancy and childbirth transform your body and ask a lot of it in a very shor...

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Adjusting To Fatherhood ...

Today I want to talk about dads. There’s so much focus on motherhood and mums...

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How Relaxing Your Jaw Ca...

There are all sorts of ways to manage pain during labour and childbirth, and as...

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Avoiding Disappointment:...

As a midwife, I’m conscious that within the media space for mums-to-be there...

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Emotional Detoxing: 7 Ti...

Emotional detoxing can help balance your mood and give you a fresh perspective....

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How to Support Your Part...

When your wife or partner gives birth, it’s likely to be one of the most inte...

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What To Expect From An E...

While it’s difficult to plan for childbirth (you never know exactly how your ...

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How to Move On From A Tr...

Giving birth is a definitive moment in your life – it’s the moment you meet...

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The Truth About Delayed ...

The umbilical cord is an absolute ingenious piece of nature’s excellence and ...

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How to Prepare Yourself ...

Strength vs. Softness: How To Find Balance During childbirth Giving birth is...

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Placenta Encapsulation: ...

Whether or not to eat your placenta is the type of topic that tends to divide e...

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How To Prepare For A Pos...

When you are pregnant you suddenly start understanding all kinds of acronyms an...

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The Urban Hatch Guide Fo...

If you’ve found out that you’re expecting multiples, be it twins, triplets ...

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Having Family In Town Fo...

Your baby has arrived, and so has the family! So you’re expecting a new baby,...

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Practical Ways To Prepar...

In most cases, a vaginal delivery is the preferred birth experience for mums to...

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How To Prepare For a Vag...

So your plan is to have a vaginal birth. Doesn’t seem unreasonable considerin...

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Prepare Your Perineum Fo...

Natural ways to bring on a birth. So how do we separate fact from fiction? Here...

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What Every Pregnant Mum ...

Labour pain is certainly something every woman has an opinion on – even befor...

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Summer Fun With Your Bab...

Summer’s arrived and so has your new baby. So how are you planning on spendin...

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No More Judgement: Let...

“I really don’t understand why she’s trying to be a hero wanting a natura...

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Guide for Working Moms: ...

The notion of “working Mama” has always been a polarizing topic, but even m...

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Doula, Midwife, neither ...

Labour and birth take your mind and body to places it’s never seen before. Al...

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6 Tips For Pregnant Moms...

Summer’s here and the temps are heating up, especially if you are pregnant. W...

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Suffering in Silence: Th...

A miscarriage is a real loss than can affect you physically, emotionally and sp...

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What Do We Do When We Ge...

We eagerly await the day we’ll bring our little ones into the world.  After ...

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The Myths and Truths of ...

You’re still eagerly waiting for you little one to come into the world. 39 we...

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We Need to Talk About To...

Being tongue-tied conjures up, for most of us, an image of a nervous, stammerin...

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Babies and Bonding: Wher...

Bonding with your newborn is a topic that has been researched and discussed for...

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From Not Tonight to Feel...

You may be reading this thinking “what sex drive?” or you may be thinking ...

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Thrive After Birth: Spee...

Contrary to popular belief your baby is not the only most important person to t...

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Answer All Your Question...

Although it may seem like it sometimes, pregnancy is not an ailment. Some days ...

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Natural Birth. What Doe...

One of the most common statements I hear in my practice from expectant couples ...

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Are All Men Meant To Be ...

Not all men are meant to be the primary labour support in the delivery room. Th...

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Breastfeeding - Mandator...

As a Muma of a newborn you’ve probably found a lot of your "plans" haven’t ...

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Homesick for the Holiday...

It’s that time of year again. Brilliant decorations everywhere, festive spiri...

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How I Expand My Experien...

With many of us becoming “global citizens” the idea of giving birth in a co...

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The Alternative Birth Pl...

There are many things to consider when giving birth and in today’s world, the...

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    Did you feel satisfied, sad, proud, guilty or all/none of the above about returning to work after maternity leave?⁠ ⁠
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    Yes What expecting mums and dads need to hear is...⁠ ⁠ that nipples might bleed and crotches might sting, but
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    What if planning is not the best way of feeling ready for birth? What if, instead, we focus on preparing
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    We all have expectations. And for decades, mainstream perceptions and education around birth and babies teach us to plan and
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    Breaks my heart to know that some mums-to-be might not get to have their partners physically by their side for
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