With a growing list of over 500 easy-to-read pregnancy, parenting and family health articles by our team of experts, Well Adjusted is a wonderful resource — helping to guide families to greater health and well-being...


Preparing for a new addition

Some say preparing for your second child is easier than your first. Perhaps this is true but ‘first time’ around you didn’t have a little person to contend with and their feelings to consider.   It’s important to keep in mind that while welcoming another little one is an adjustment for you and your partner,…

The Amazing Baby Brain!

Many of us live busy, goal-oriented lives in which we race about, eager to achieve quick results and succeed in all manner of tasks, great or small. This cultural tendency permeates everything we do, even our nurturing. As parents, we may be eager for our children to achieve, and even when they are babies, we…

Gems For The Post Birth Mother

A mother said to me today that her favourite line in Well Adjusted Babies was when I was discussing uterine massage for after the birth, “that it may be important if your partner is helping to clarify for them that this is not some new form of foreplay. In case he momentarliy forgets, remind him…

Remarkable Results from Midwives in Private Practice

Most of you know that I am a firm believer in having a private midwife during your pregnancy and birth. There is also nothing better than having your private midwife guide you through that crazy post birth period… Please have a read of the remarkable statistics including the higher rate of vaginal births and reduced…

The Why?? & How!! of Perineal Massage

Let’s be honest from the start, if this is your first pregnancy, then the thought of having to do perineal massage might not thrill you. I have to admit I was tentative — and rightly so because when perineal massage is done properly, it hurts! Please note: This post is an excerpt from Dr Jennifer’s best-selling book,…

Have You Heard of Placental Encapsulation?

The arrival of a new baby is mostly a happy event, but at times it can be stressful whilst trying to master breastfeeding, adjust to a new member of the household, care for other children, recover from the labour and birth, and put on the kettle for a slow trickle of family and friends who…

Why Babies Need To Move Freely In The Womb

It might have been a fall down a set of slippery, icy steps, or a skiing injury. Either incident could have influenced the alignment of the joints in your pelvis and the tone and tension of different ligaments that support your uterus… Interestingly, accidents, misalignments of the pelvis, repetitive postural or occupational strain may all…

Cow’s Milk Intolerance — is my baby waking for a reason?

There are some babies that from day one sleep through the night without so much ‘as a peep’, however most babies do not. If your baby or infant wakes each night, please know that — irrespective of what some parents may say about their ‘well-trained, angelic baby” — you are not alone… Some doctors and…

Easy Child Development Tips: Encourage ‘Free Playtime’

As parents and carers we sometimes get trapped in the idea that we need to educate our children as much as possible to prepare them for the “real world”, or alternately we just simply feel pressured by the busy-ness of life and opt for some of the easy-now (hard later) options that technology offers us……