Archive

February 2019

22/02/2019

Early symptoms of pregnancy: everything you need to know

The female anatomy is pretty incredible. You see, while it may be too early to take a pregnancy test, your body can start displaying signs as early as two weeks after conception. (Amazing, or what?) Sure, you may pick up on some of the more tell-tale symptoms – breast tenderness, a missed period, or morning sickness – but there are subtler changes to your physical and emotional appearance that might surprise you. Let’s find out: what are the early symptoms of pregnancy?  Nausea Queasiness was always going to show its... Read More

15/02/2019

Labour hacks: your guide to giving birth

Let’s not beat around the bush here: labour is challenging. And it can have a sizeable impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Of course, it’s immensely exciting, too – it’s the final leg of your pregnancy journey before you can meet that beautiful little nut you’ve been carrying around for 9 months. Typically, most first-time mums will spend around 8 hours in labour. To make the experience less painful and more joyful, it’s important to lay some of the groundwork before your due date. Here are 5 labour hacks... Read More

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7 tips to help your child sleep in their own cot

If you’re reading this, you most probably co-sleep. The risks, the benefits, the safety advice of co-sleeping, it’s all there to be read up on. The opinions of others, also there to be welcomed, or ignored. There are some parents that absolutely love co-sleeping and will do it for as long as they need to. But if like me and you no longer love it and have now become a little tired of getting kicked in the ribs at 3 in the morning. Or you might just want to get... Read More

08/02/2019

Your essential maternity hospital bag

It’s nearly time to meet your little one. You’ve made the final touches the nursery. You’ve decided on a name. And you’ve taken all your NCT classes. But have you packed your hospital bag yet? Ideally, you should have everything prepped by 33 weeks. As you can imagine, bringing a new babe into the world requires a long list of essentials. Don’t worry; help is at hand! This checklist will help you prepare everything you and your tiny munchkin will need on the big day. Once packed, keep this bag... Read More

01/02/2019

Best pregnancy breakfasts

Jumpstarting your day with a nourishing breakfast is a must in pregnancy. Growing a bun in the oven is exhausting stuff, after all. Plus, your little bean is counting on you to deliver all the nutrients she needs to become big and strong. Brekkie should pack 15-25% of your daily food intake, and supply a slow-release of energy throughout the morning. Sorry, that croissant and latte combo ain’t gonna cut it anymore! Here are our best pregnancy breakfasts.  Poached eggs and smashed avo on toast Sure, it’s a millennial classic,... Read More