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Sleep Easy Whilst Pregnant

  “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.” Spanish Proverb Some pregnant women need to “bossed” into prioritising rest and sleep. So I am going to boss all the pregnant women (and any weary mothers for that matter) to make time for “Day Sleeps” or “Nanna Naps”,  and just lie down…

Exercise during pregnancy

While most us feel extremely blessed when pregnant, such a gift does come hand in hand with its challenges. Even those of us with moderately good self esteem can begin to worry unnecessarily, mostly due to raging hormones and fatigue, whether our bodies will ever look the same again. There were days where I would…

Is there a safe mobile phone?

When revisiting the topic of Electromagnetic Radiation EMR recently (see Tips To Minimise Your Electromagnetic Radiation exposure) I had many questions regarding a particular item dear to my heart — firstly my iPhone and “Just how much EMR am I exposing myself to ??” I had my handbag pinched (i-phone included) recently when we were…

Tips to minimise your Electromagnetic Radiation exposure

Firstly let’s clarify – What is Electromagnetic radiation (EMR)?? Simply, it is a form of non-ionizing radiation (excites the matter but structurally doesn’t change it) which we encounter from electrical and communications equipment. Non-ionising radiation refers to any type of electromagnetic radiation that does not carry enough energy per quantum to ionize atoms or molecules —…

Our U.S. Experiences

Well, well, we are back from the U.S. and back into the swing of things having had a fabulous time. We started off in Las Vegas with a conference where we had wonderful support and promotion of Well Adjusted Babies with our U.S. crew handling things so professionally and the response was extremely successful. Even though each…

Helping Children Look For What’s Right In Their World

This week I have had many conversations with one of our boys about watching his thoughts and his feelings. Teaching him how to ‘check-in’ with himself, to check-in with what he’s focused on. To mind his mind. I asked him to monitor his thoughts and feelings every few hours and to determine if he is…

Post Natal Depression? – not just for women!

Depression can be hard to comprehend, not to mention appreciate, for those who have not personally experienced such an illness. It is harder again to fathom if you have never seen a family member or ‘loved one’ spiral down beyond help or reprieve. Our family lost a loved one to depression over a decade ago…

What Approach Are You Taking With Your Pregnancy?

I asked a woman the other day how she was feeling about her pregnancy and she replied, “Well my doctor says were doing fine, so I guess everything is good.” What amused me was not her response but that I still get surprised when I hear this type of reply! Life caught me off guard….

10 Steps for a Healthier Pregnancy

The following 10 Steps to a Healthier Pregnancy are by no means essential, but they will help guide you towards a healthier pregnancy. It is beneficial to incorporate these lifestyle changes before you decide to become pregnant, but if you are already pregnant, simply adopt as many of these steps as you can. 10 STEPS…

Homebirth is not for everyone but shouldn’t women be allowed to choose?

Homebirth has had a lot of media coverage recently in light of government health care reform. Unfortunately, while some hospital changes regarding an increased responsibility for midwives at hospital births are indeed positive, it appears that families who opt to have there babies at home are being overlooked. Why would this be? Well, this seems to be the golden question… If the…