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Milky Mumma Smoothie!

I had the honour of using the delicious smoothie blend for the past few weeks and boy does it deliver. Packed full of high quality, natural and raw ingredients that literally love your body! The ingredients are high in folate (essential in pregnancy and postnatally) as well as galactogogues. Combined, these ingredients increase womens breastmilk supply and promote nutrient uptake in the body. To mine, I added blueberries, flaxseed powder and mango this week, (because I am obsessed with fruit) but by itself with water / almond milk is equally as delicious! 

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Mum to Mum: Advice on Epidurals

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. 

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Earliest Signs You Could Have a Bun in the Oven!

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!

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Self Care series (1). Postpartum Depression Edition

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- and without being entirely sure where to turn, or what's even going on, we get lost in a sea of emotion and become withdrawn, and wonder why we are feeling this way or why any of this is happening.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…

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The most beautiful baby gift.

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!

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Before the Bump: 10 Ways to Ready Yourself for Pregnancy! (Part Two)

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.

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6 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Becoming a New Mom

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. 

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Healthy and Colourful Vegan Smoothies for Optimal Pregnancy Health

Pregnancy is an exciting time in life where so many things around us are changing. Your body, your environment, and your entire life are on a steady course towards change - so why not keep nutrition simple? Smoothies are a tasty and convenient way to enjoy the fruits and veggies a growing baby needs to thrive. Today, we are going to share some quick and easy smoothie recipes you can incorporate into your daily life that will provide you - and baby - with those important nutrients you both need.

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A home birth story

I got out of the pool quickly and my midwife starts talking hospital transfer. I immediately disagreed, as did her assistant, realising I was just in need of fluids. I was given a time limit of one hour to slam water and electrolytes to bring down my pulse. I drank as much as I could without making myself sick and was able to regulate my pulse down to 120. This was good enough to continue the process at home.

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Home birth after caesarean birth story

We were bringing him out of the water and Mandi said the cord was wrapped very tightly around his neck and she was struggling to get it off. All I could say was help him. It was just a few seconds and he was unwrapped and put on my chest.
I just kept repeating “my baby, my baby!” I will never forget those moments. I remember whispering to my hubby that I could not believe he came out of my vagina, we had a pretty good laugh about that! My baby was here.

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I was PETRIFIED of childbirth... until I learnt of hypnobirthing

Labour is hard hard work BUT with the correct mindset, breathing techniques and relaxation, it is so manageable. When I found out I was pregnant I was convinced I’d take the epidural as soon as I could.Six months later and I did it with nothing but a bit of music, a birthing ball and some VERY encouraging midwives. I can honestly say giving birth was one of the most empowering things I have ever done.

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Ten things you should pack in your hospital bag, written by a midwife!

Snacks! Healthy, nutritious snacks to get you through labour and birth and staying on the postnatal ward for a few days. In labour most women don’t feel like eating anything heavy so have light, energy fuelling snacks. Remember, labour is the hardest work you’ll ever do, your body is working to maximum capacity to get your baby here so little bites of something sweet can help you remain energized. On the postnatal ward, you’ll be feeding every few hours, around the clock. Your body is burning calories creating milk for your little one and that midnight hunger becomes real!

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