Lactation is a normal physiological process for postpartum women. All mothers should eat well, although not perfectly, every day to ensure health and wellbeing regardless of breastfeeding status. A healthy diet should consist of a wide range of foods. A simple breakdown of a lactating woman’s diet should be 50-55% carbohydrates ( complex), 12-15% protein … More Breastfeeding and Maternal Diet
Breastfeeding is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience and those with bigger breasts can find themselves experiencing a range of different issues that their small chested friends may not encounter. Here are my 5 top tips for mums with large breasts starting their breastfeeding journey: Support them – Whether you already had large breasts … More 5 breastfeeding tips for women with bigger breasts
Playing or entertaining older siblings – Even the most excited sibling will be a little put out when a new baby brother or sister comes on to the scene and even more so when mummy can’t play or run after them when tending to the new baby. Babywearing means you still have two hands free … More 6 real life situations where baby wearing can save the day + Tula Free to Grow Review
In early labour, hormones and contractions (usually irregular) are working to soften, thin and move the cervix to the front while dilating the first 4cm. This process may involve some pain or discomfort due to the complex combination of physical (pressure and stretching of the uterus, cervix, joints, ligament, vagina and perineum) and psychological aspects … More Pain relief in early labour
Pre pregnancy, the uterus weighs approximately 50-100gms and is situated deep in the pelvis, as the pregnancy progress it grows to about the size of a watermelon, weighing nearly a kilo and stretches from the pubic bone to the rib area. As your baby’s home expands, you may feel aches and pains in the back, … More Aches and pains in pregnancy
With my due date looming I have been madly researching commonly suggested natural induction methods and have unfortunately found mostly only anecdotal evidence of their efficiency. But when your back is killing, you haven’t slept in days, the heartburn is increasing and you’re sick of the daily barrage of “have you had it yet” messages … More Natural induction methods
After the delivery of your baby and placenta, your uterus will contract and compress the blood vessels to stop the bleeding from the placental site (where the placenta was attached to the wall of your uterus). During this initial phase, it is usual to lose about 200-300mls of blood. This discharge lost post birth, is … More Postpartum bleeding- What to expect?