My Go-To Maternity Wear

Finding good maternity clothes can be like finding a needle in a haystack – everything is either all horizontal stripes, really tight, oddly cut, very long and sack-like, or when you finally find some maternity jeans that look cool they keep slipping down! I found a few pieces of maternity wear that I absolutely adored, and they weren’t hard to … Read More

Early Breastfeeding Experiences

Breastfeeding is seen as something that is beautiful, caring, and completely natural. But for many women it doesn’t come naturally, and sometimes it just doesn’t happen at all. When community living was more common, women would see others breastfeeding babies. Wet nurses were used, and women’s knowledge about breastfeeding and its difficulties was more easily able to be shared. These … Read More

How I Alleviated My Morning Sickness

Morning sickness sucks. We all know it. Whether you’re experiencing it yourself, or have seen a friend or fellow pregnant woman go through it, it’s awful. Morning sickness is such a sad misnomer; for me, it wasn’t just morning sickness, it was all-day sickness. I figured out a few methods that helped to alleviate it, and I used them often! … Read More

Four Nutritious Foods That Are Great In Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, eating healthy food can be really difficult; you might have morning sickness or feel food aversions, you may feel worn out and too tired to cook, or maybe you just want comfort foods. I remember vividly my husband making me a stir-fry with lots of beautifully-cooked vegetables, and as soon as the first piece of broccoli touched … Read More

The Right Babywearing Carrier For You And Your Baby

Finding the right baby wearing carrier for you and your baby is such a personal choice. Everyone has different amounts of back strength, and every baby is unique in size, weight, and wriggliness. You’ll also have your own preferences regarding choice of material and how complicated it can get before you throw up your hands in despair! A baby carrier … Read More

Playing Music To Your Baby In Utero: What Are The Benefits?

I love Roald Dahl’s books, especially his autobiography. He paints his childhood in brilliant clear colours, and one of the descriptions that has always stayed with me was of his father’s insistence that his mother listen to calming, soothing classical music while pregnant. Roald Dahl’s father maintained that playing music to a baby in utero would create a beautiful, kind, … Read More

The Benefits Of Swim Lessons

Taking your baby to swimming lessons is a wonderful investment in your child’s wellbeing. Water experiences are calming and engaging, and it is a beautiful tactile environment for babies to explore movement, interaction and what their bodies can do in zero gravity. Floating gives babies a new level of freedom that they don’t have on the floor. It’s also a … Read More

Baby Sign Language

Have you ever wished your baby could talk? I certainly have. It’s during those moments when she’s crying hysterically but has refused milk and food, she’s just woken up from a two hour nap so she’s clearly not tired and has no temperature or visible ills. She’s clearly upset but you have no idea what to do. If only she … Read More

Planning For A Natural Birth

In October 2014 I had a drug-free vaginal birth with my daughter. It wasn’t easy, but it was made easier by the pain management techniques that I used to get through the contractions. Some of the pain management techniques I used were simple things that I could do on my own while my partner slept, while others required his help. … Read More

What To Do When You Aren’t Treated Well At Your Ultrasound Scan

Having an ultrasound is one of the most exciting things that happens throughout your pregnancy. They only happen a few times: at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 20 weeks, and they are a special moment to share with family and friends, as well as a time to check up on the baby and get some peace of mind that he … Read More