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The Myth of Love at First Sight

Monday, 14 April 2014 10:04
Everyone talks about that moment when you first see your baby, about a huge rush of love and harps sounding from the heavens. When I was pregnant for the first time, among the many “you’ll sees” or “you just waits” were predictions about the monumental love I would feel for…

I Wish I'd Known: 7 Tips for New Moms

Monday, 17 March 2014 06:48
I like to think that I went into my birth about as well educated as a first time mom could be. I was one of those women who read everything she could get her hands on. Now, looking back, I see how little I really knew. Sadly, most of that…

After Pains: Birth as a Crucible

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 08:50
You prepare painstakingly - religiously fervent, almost - for your birth. You read, you study, you attend classes, you watch videos, you talk, you research, you listen, you question. You form firm core beliefs about pregnancy, labor, birth, femininity and motherhood. You have surrounded yourself with people you think will…
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…

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…

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…

The After Birth

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 22:54
I wrote my birth story shortly after giving birth. I reminisced over the labor, the time spent with my husband, the process I took. Now, looking back, I realize that story was false. Sure, the facts were true. However, I left out my emotions. I left out my anguish, my…

Baby Blues – Why Do I Have to Cry?

Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:14
After giving birth, moms go through an array of emotions and for experienced mom, these emotions be familiar and easy to comprehend. However, every birth is different and in some cases, especially with new moms, there can be overwhelming emotions that are hard to understand. "Approximately the three quarter of…
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