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Do you really need to wait 6 weeks until you can exercise or until you have had your postnatal check up by your GP? Why is it that a 6 week waiting time to exercise is still actively promoted to women when there is no reason to wait this long? …

How to Heal Your Your Mummy Tummy

Sunday, 05 January 2014 22:50
Binding, Nutrition, Exercise & Posture Are you getting conflicting information about the best way to fix your stomach muscle separation after the birth of your baby? It's important to get the healing process started as soon as possible in order for you to not only get back in shape, but…

Pediatric Massage

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:53
We all know how good a massage can feel. It can help decrease muscle tension after a long day at work, minimize headache pain, and help facilitate the healing of soft tissue injuries. So, if it feels good and can help us heal, what about our little ones? We can…
The term lactation consultant or LC has become the title for someone with expert knowledge in breastfeeding; an allied health professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. They may be employed in hospitals, public health programs, and private practice. They work with moms and babies to address breastfeeding…

Stretch Marks

Monday, 18 November 2013 12:40
As I grow you sweet child my body is erupting in stretch marks. Bright red lines that sneak up my hips, from my pelvis to my navel and threaten to continue with every centimetre I promise to expand. I will not pretend to believe that they are beautiful. I will…

Running After Pregnancy: Is It Too Soon?

Monday, 18 November 2013 09:20
This is a frequent conversation with my pre and postnatal gals. Question: When can I start running again? Answer: Probably (read: definitely) not after your 6-week check-up when your doctor "clears" you for all exercise. (Side note, but docs, can you please use different wording with your postnatal clients when…

Breastfeeding: How to Soothe Sore Breasts

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 00:00
It happens to the breast of us Sore breasts caused by a sudden increase in milk flow and/or barriers to breastfeeding are absolutely normal and dreadfully unavoidable. There are, however, ways to ease the pain and assist mom in enjoying the art of breastfeeding. Whether pain and discomfort is from…

This Changes Everything

Monday, 11 November 2013 22:17
Its simple right? You get pregnant, feel nauseous, grow to the size of a blimp and give birth. Its really not a complicated process... or so we are brought up to believe. If you really take a look at your pregnancy app and read all those cute tidbits, you quickly…

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Monday, 11 November 2013 20:31
As if society does not place enough pressure on breastfeeding mothers, add in that nagging “good mother’s voice” and times of low milk supply with a demanding infant ready to nurse, and one has the ultimate recipe for a milk supply strike. First and foremost, women have been breastfeeding for…

Puerperal Psychosis

Sunday, 10 November 2013 10:09
Puerperal psychosis, also known as Postpartum Psychosis, is defined as postnatal being a period after childbirth and psychosis as a serious mental illness in which a person loses contact with external reality. It is the most severe form of mental health conditions following birth and is a psychiatric emergency where…
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