• TMI Antenatal Classes!

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        New Job Application Giving birth to a baby and becoming a parent is like jumping into a new job and very quickly learning how to sink or swim. If you were to apply for a new job you may wish to do some preparation work before the big day and this is how I approached going to antenatal classes. You want to...
  • Labour & Pregnancy: Best Laid Labour Plans

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      As the final stages of pregnancy creep up on you, much like those swollen ankles, you know it’s time to start thinking about the arrival of this baby. I’ll never forget sitting in my antenatal class and having our teacher passionately describe how women have been birthing babies for thousands of years. How it’s such a natural process for the female body to...
  • Top 5 Hospital Must Haves

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    Top 5 Hospital Must Haves
    It took me a while to pack my hospital bag in preparation for my babies arrival, much to the annoyance of my partner. I am normally quite organised but the reality of a life with a baby didn’t really sink in until the last few weeks or my pregnancy. I found my antenatal classes helpful for the basics reminders like pyjamas  that button up...
  • Are maternity bras necessary?

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    Life is such a freeing experience until a young girl hits puberty and is confronted with her first bra. Some girls cannot wait to join the club of young women and wear those new supports with such pride; I was not one of those girls. Being somewhat of a tomboy I found it very confronting to make that leap into womanhood, all because my...
  • To Breastfeed Or Not To Breastfeed

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    To Breastfeed Or Not To Breastfeed
      I never really considered myself to be much of a feminist until I started breastfeeding. Then it became apparent that there are a lot of people who dislike public breastfeeding and are quite vocal about it. The simple act of breastfeeding your child outside has become a real opinion poll and you’d be surprised at the looks or rather the glares you get...
  • ‘Welcome To The Motherhood’

     

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    <p><strong>‘Welcome To The Motherhood’</strong></p> <p> </p>
    It is definitely a beautiful rite of passage to go through nine months of pregnancy, then culminating that experience with giving birth to hopefully a happy and healthy newborn. Nine months seems just enough time for you to prepare yourself into accepting that your whole world is about to change. Then all in bubs own time, they arrive and you literally overnight enter into...
  • Nutrition & Diet during Pregnancy

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    Nutrition & Diet during Pregnancy | New Beginnings
      While good nutrition is important at any time, during pregnancy it becomes particularly so. While you require extra nutrients for yourself and your growing baby during this time, you don’t actually need to eat a great deal more in the way of kilojoules. The important thing during pregnancy is to eat food that is very nutrient-dense. What is nutrient-dense food? Nutrient-dense food contains...
  • Are essential oils safe to use during pregnancy?

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    Are essential oils safe to use during pregnancy? | New Beginnings
    Essential oils can provide a great pick-me-up during pregnancy, however you do need to be careful about the oils you choose, and their application. Here are some tips to safely enjoy aromatherapy throughout your pregnancy. The benefits of essential oils Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years. For many expectant mothers, it’s a natural and effective way to enhance mood, encourage relaxation, or...