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Diary – Baby Arlo

A week has passed since our birth and I have a brief moment to share with you all the arrival of our newborn – ‘baby Arlo’. He is ever so divine, with his mass of black hair and handsome round face perched upon a very impressive double chin. As I lean back in bed cuddling…

Diary (Intro Simon)

With our birth rapidly approaching I thought it apt to introduce my husband Simon, who may also start writing some pieces for you all. Many of you will feel familiar with Simon through “Well Adjusted Babies”, so he won’t seem too foreign. Simon is also a chiropractor and together (me from home) we run our…

Diary Update

My sincerest apologies for my lack of enthusiasm recently to write regular health blogs. With only 5 or 6 weeks to go, I feel like my brain is starting to go a little spongy and it takes real effort to sit at the computer and to maintain a train of thought. Over the last two…

Finding Balance

As always, life is full of learning and sweet reminders. Over the last few weeks I have realised that I have started to let myself feel very squeezed by life. That I have let myself enter the – “cycle of urgency”. I find I have been telling myself that “I just don’t seem to have…

Diary Update

As I started to explain in the blog “Balance”… I have recently been rather out of balance… Pushing myself too hard and with being pregnant for the fifth time in 7 ½ years, my body decided to teach me a lesson by dropping my blood pressure significantly. So much so, that for a week or…

Diary of our Fifth Pregnancy

A friend has been suggesting for some time now that I write regular small pieces about this pregnancy. Her rationale is that it helps to build further connections amongst women. My hesitation is that it all seems rather self absorbed… I guess by nature I am also fairly private, I leave my husband to be the…

Which personal care products should I choose?

As we discussed in the previous blog “Toxins in Baby Products”, there are many nasty chemicals to watch out for when choosing personal care products for our families. In addition to the quick list of chemicals that I avoid when choosing products, the Environmental Working Group has a wonderful site where you can have your…

Our Ultrasound

A couple of weeks ago Simon and I went for an ultrasound… At the time we were around 25 weeks pregnant and ideally we should have had our scan closer to 20 weeks which is apparently the best time to check the baby’s heart function. I have a considerable resistance to routine (not that this…

Concerns About Ultrasound

Ultrasound has effects on the body that are not yet fully understood. A sound wave is capable of making a change that is thermal, vibrational or mechanical in nature.1 It causes heat to be generated in body tissues and the tiny bubbles inside the tissue may vibrate in reaction to the sound waves.2 Questions have…

Happy New Year

Well “Happy New Year” to you all! I hope (should you desire) that you are slowly moving into 2008 without too much rush or haste. Simon and I took the boys to Queensland this year for Christmas to visit my family. We then headed to far north eastern Canada for a dear friend’s wedding. As…