Day 3 hits and you feeling like absolutely everything is falling apart. Your body is aching, your boobs are killing, and who on earth thought you could handle the huge responsibility of raising a human being?! Welcome to baby blues, where raging hormones, leaking milk, a screaming baby and torturous exhaustion feel like a rather large bus has just hit you.Read More
I was so grateful to my midwife for giving me that moment. I could hear my mother saying how beautiful she was. It was amazing. The room was dim, my husband told the hospital nurse not to wipe her down, and we just laid there skin-to-skin, enjoying our very first moments together as mom and baby. She was wide awake, with the cutest pouty face I've ever seen!Read More
By the time Christie arrived, I was sure we were on our way to the shortest labor ever. I was wrong. After performing a cervical check and sensing very little dilation or thinning, Christie tempered our expectations, gracefully and gently informing us that we hadn’t really even started. “I think you are still very early on, and this can take a day or two; especially for first-time moms. Get some rest if you can, and even if this may seem outlandish, take a walk if you feel up to it, just to get out of the house for a little bit.”Read More
I love giving birth. A weird thing for a lot of people to hear and definitely not something that I thought I would ever say.Read More
Pregnancy Myths, Debunked
We've all heard them: different myths, legends, superstitions and stories about pregnancy, and what they might mean regarding the gender of your baby alongside a slew of other interesting things. Today, we wanted to discuss some of those interesting, funny, and downright weird pregnancy myths, and what the stories are behind them. Be reminded this list is just for fun, and in no way are any of these legends actually true. Let's take a look!Read More
The strongest pain relief during labor comes in the form of an Epidural, sometimes known as a Spinal. Believe it or not, even mums who go through a C-Section will need a Spinal. We posted on Instagram about a week ago, asking mums who’ve had one for their best advice, tips and stories to share with to mothers-to-be who have not yet undergone one. Here’s some of the brilliant responses we received.Read More
Earliest Signs You Could Have a Bun in the Oven!
Something's different, but you can't quite put your finger on it. You know how you're feeling is very different than how you normally feel, so what's going on? Could it be possible that you're expecting? Today, we want to highlight some of the earliest signs you could have a bun in the oven, with some of them being signs and symptoms you may already be aware of, but others being less well-known. Some women experience symptoms as early as a week after conception, while others are late to the symptom party. Regardless of when you experience symptoms, it's important to know what to look out for. So, without further ado, let's dive in lovelies!Read More
A lot of women, prior to becoming pregnant or giving birth often dream up what their lives will look link once they have a baby (I sure do)! But sometimes, things don't go according to plan. Sometimes we are left feeling lost, hopeless, and sad after our babies are born - and without being entirely sure where to turn, or what's even going on, we get lost in a sea of emotion and become withdrawn, and wonder why we are feeling this way or why any of this is happening. After all...aren't we supposed to be happy after our babies are here? Thats what we see of new motherhood on billboards and social media after all…Read More
As your baby or the beloved baby of a friend or family gets older, these creations will always be theirs. With their name beautifully woven in with love- what a gift!
Words cannot truly do these perfect creations justice. This gorgeous company sent me my very own Bumpnbub blanket and dear lord am I overwhelmed with love! Is it lame if I hang it on my wall? #askingforafriend Check out my stories to see how beautiful it is!Read More
Before the Bump: 10 Ways to Ready Yourself for Pregnancy! (Part Two)
Focus Energy Into Healthy Relationship Building
Before you even begin planning a pregnancy, you need to make sure you and your spouse or partner are on a healthy wavelength. Work together to develop a relationship that is free from stress and excessive arguments, develop a bond that is unbreakable, and become each other's best friend - because taking on the responsibility of a new life is so much more than glitz and glamour. You are both going to need to be each other's rock when things get tough. Having a baby will mean a lot less time for your partner and a heck of a lot less sleep, something you both need to be prepared for. It will likely also make you both fall in love all over again with your precious little creation.Read More
Becoming a new mother is exciting and nerve inducing all at once. We all have those family members and friends - and even strangers - that will tell us what's to be expected during pregnancy and even into motherhood. But, there are some things nobody really prepares us for - and it can be a bit disconcerting when we find ourselves faced with new normals and new realities we hadn't been warned about and hadn't expected.
Today, this little midwife is going to explore six of those possibilities - and how you can cope and deal with them.Read More
Natural Methods to Coping with Morning Sickness:
Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life - that is, unless, she is faced with the monster that is morning sickness. Morning sickness may range from minor to severe, with the most severe cases requiring medical intervention through means such as IV fluids and nourishment to ensure a healthy mother and baby. But, not to worry - only a small percentage of women - 1- 3%, in fact - find themselves facing Hyperemesis Gravidarium - the most severe form of morning sickness.Read More