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?
Mama Clothing When you think of breastfeeding friendly clothes, ugly, boxy and expensive usually jumps to mind. Thankfully an Australian company, Mama Clothing, set about changing that in early 2016, producing a great range of breatfeeding friendly jumpers and tops. Newborn babies feed often (and what seems like constantly during witching hours) and therefore having … More Breastfeeding friendly jumper- Review
Natural Pain relief for labour A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) machine is a small, portable, battery operated device that sends a pulsed electrical stimulus (feels like a tingling sensation) to nerves via electrode pads placed on the skin. They are safe, highly effective, non-invasive, assisting with reducing back pain associated with labour by causing … More ElleTENS+ Product review
Many parents find that bringing their baby into their bed and co sleeping helps them to care for their baby at night. One Australian study found that about 80% of babies spent some time co sleeping in the first 6 months of life. So, it is very important to think and be educated about how … More Safe Co-Sleeping
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