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Pregnancy Yoga As Preparation for Birth

Prenatal Yoga Blog – Written by Carla Collins: My eldest daughter is 11 and I can scarcely believe that more than a decade has passed since I was pregnant with her. I clearly recall how terrifying, how difficult and strangely romantic
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World Breastfeeding Week 2016

Supporting World Breastfeeding Week 2016: In the high-tech world of the modern Neonatal ICU there is no substitute for breastmilk. All over the world it is recognised that only breastmilk offers premature babies the nutrition and protection essential for their
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Longing for something (someone) so deeply….

Early losses are difficult to understand (if you are the mommy going through it), more difficult to explain (if you have an audience of family and friends staring at you in disbelieve as to why you are still trying to conceive as clearly it is not working), even harder to come to terms with (especially if you have seen that little heart and heard it beating more than once on an ultrasound), and most definitely never forgotten (if you carry the scars in your heart, the ultrasound pictures in you drawer and the unopen baby clothes in your nursery cupboard). Continue reading

You’re pregnant!!

“You’re pregnant”…isn’t that what every woman who has ever wanted to have a child longs to hear? Especially someone with a history of miscarriages, endometriosis and fibroids, who is over forty and just got married…that is completely clumsy… oh wait that describes me to a “T” Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 31 – Baby Gear

As any new mom has probably experienced, walking into a baby store can be a very daunting event, with rows of baby strollers, offering all sorts of capabilities and specs, and new baby must-haves, promising that without that product you can’t possibly survive motherhood. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 32 – Preparing the Nursery

Nesting seems to be the name of the game when it comes to your last trimester! You’re going to want to be ready for when baby arrives, so start preparing the nursery early, before you get too uncomfortable in your pregnancy to do too much manoeuvring or trips to the shops. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 33 – Packing your hospital bag

In the last few days, I have zipped and unzipped my hospital bag at least 10 times, it seems there is always something you come across that you need in hospital. The best tip I have heard so far, is to pack two bags: one wheely bag for yourself and another nappy bag for baby. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 34 – Breastfeeding tips Best of Breast (part 1)

What were once rather small appendages to my pre-pregnant body are now volutptous bosoms resting upon my enlarged belly. It’s hard to think that in just a few weeks they will have the vital role of feeding my newborn baby. There are so many questions that come along with breastfeeding, and a lot of uncertainties as to how your baby and you will take to this new task. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 35 – Breastfeeding (part 2)

Breastfeeding is not a simple wham bam type of task; it’s a lifestyle that you have to adjust to. If you want to make it work, it takes effort and preparation. But, it is well worth the investment, because, as I’ve learnt, I may as well have taken out shares in the baby formula companies with the amount we have spent on it in the past 2 years. Continue reading

Pregnancy Diary – week 36 – Pregnancy Pampering

Ashlea has been feeling in the need of some pregnancy pampering this week. With a toddler on the run and a belly soon to burst, finding time to treat herself is hard to come by, but she is sure to lavish her bump with Argan Oil, which can be used for hair, skin and nail care, massage, curing stretch marks and the treatment of various dermatological conditions. Continue reading

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