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
As a first time mum, you get so insecure! Especially in the situation I was in, I tried to make my daughter as comfortable as possible in this completely new environment. It started at day 1, I was told I breastfeed too much and that my baby needs water because “breastmilk is not enough” and her “brain will be damaged if I don't get her to drink water” and that “she is taking all my nutrition away which is unhealthy”.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- and without being entirely sure where to turn, or what's even going on, we get lost in a sea of emotion and become withdrawn, and wonder why we are feeling this way or why any of this is happening.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
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.Read More
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.Read More
How do I know if my breastfed baby is getting enough milk?!
This is one of the most common questions I get asked, primarily (weirdly enough) from grandparents concerned their grandson or granddaughter isn’t getting enough milk in the first few days after birth.
After the first 24 hours of life- here are some tips (though if you have ANY concerns, you should see a health professional immediately).Read More
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.
Some tips if you feel or have been advised to try to increase your breastmilk supply- so a little secret. Breastmilk works purely on supply and demand, your body is clever like that. The more milk you extract, the more milk you make! Amazing right?! Grab a cup of tea, a big breath and lets read some tips together.Read More