Maternity & Nursing Advice


Thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts for mums-to-be

If you’re pregnant this Mother’s Day, we think you should still honour the occasion with some kind of celebration. Okay, you’re not ‘technically’ a mum yet, but you are carrying around living, breathing, human life in your belly – and we think that counts. Plus, it’s another excuse to indulge and put your aching feet up – something all mums-to-be need a little more of during pregnancy, right? So, if you’re so inclined to, pass this onto your nearest and dearest. In our opinion, here are some of the most... Read More


Breastfeeding positions and techniques: discovering what works for you

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to breastfeeding your little nut. Every woman is different; every baby is different. And your differing needs mean you’ll need to play around with a range of positions to find that sweet spot. From the cradle-hold to the rugby ball, there is a slew of breastfeeding positions and techniques you can practice. With a little patience and a fair amount of wiggling and jiggling, you’ll find what works for you in no time.  Before we dive in, here are some things to be mindful of: Always support... Read More


Pregnant with twins? Here’s what to expect

Nothing compares to the moment you find out you’re going to be a parent. Safe to say, it truly is one of life’s great joys. So when you’re pregnant with twins, that feeling your might burst with happiness doubles, right? Well, it certainly does in part. Being pregnant with twins comes with a smorgasbord of rewards: not only does it call for double the fun, snuggles, and love, but you also get two babies in just one labour. Brilliant! That being said, carrying twins for nine months is very different... Read More


Perfect pregnancy pancakes

With Pancake Day around the corner, we thought it only fitting to share our favourite recipe with you – one, we might add, you don’t need to feel an iota of guilt about tucking into, either. To give your insatiable self – and your little nut – tons of energy and nourishment, we’re prescribing our healthy, oh-so-fluffy perfect pregnancy pancakes. Thanks to their high protein and fibre credentials, and low sugar and fat content, these treats are made for pregnancy. There’s no sugar or refined flours here, either. Best of all, it... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


Veganism in pregnancy: the ultimate guide

Veganism has entered the zeitgeist in full force recently. People are turning to this plant-based diet for a host of reasons: personal growth, health, environmental factors, as a stand against animal cruelty, or simply to jump on the #vegnauary hype. There’s no doubt this regimen is as healthy as they come (hello clear skin, trim waist, and bags of energy); but concerns have been raised over its place in pregnancy. Critics of the diet worry about safety. And understandably so, you are growing a tiny babe, after all – and... Read More