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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,…

Is my baby getting enough milk?

Is my baby getting enough milk? This common concern for mothers will often result in feelings worry and inadequacy – especially for a first time mum when you are still learning the ropes and how on earth you read your baby’s signs and cues. It can certainly be a daunting time but it need not…

Got Candida? Most people do.

I was at a function the other night and I got into conversation with a girlfriend who was complaining that she couldn’t drink alcohol. She was then quick to tell me that she wasn’t drinking because she was on a particular drug. Curious, I asked her what was happening? She sighed, poured herself another lemonade,…

7 Tips To Minimise Morning Sickness

One of our team members at work has been experiencing quite severe morning sickness over the last few months. The poor love really has had a rough first trimester… As I consider the conversations we’ve shared regarding her constant nausea, I’m allowing myself the time to reflect and remember just how debilitating morning sickness can…

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…

6 Tips To Sleep Through The Night

“Sleep is essential for the body to recover and regenerate.” —Dr. Fabrizio Mancini Just as activity is healing, so is sleep. During sleep, your body repairs damage caused by stress or environmental toxins, and sorts out memories from the day. When you get less than six or seven hours of sleep each night, your risk…

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,…

Is Your Gut Making You Feel Unhealthy, Paranoid or Stressed Out?

Do you regularly feel confused or forgetful? Are you increasingly anxious or paranoid? Or do you fly into a rage unexpectedly? Firstly, let me assure you that you are not alone and secondly, there are some very intriguing reasons how these emotions come into play… In the next few months we will look at how…

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…

For Partners: The 12 Secret Anxieties of Her "Pregnant Brain"

One area that I can confidently say that I am an expert in is with knowing “the pregnant brain”. Having had five pregnancies in eight years I have developed a keen understanding of how hormones influence every waking thought and every word uttered… With this post I’d like to give ‘unsuspecting partners’ a heads-up on…