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Where to start? Essential Oils For Labour Most pregnancy and birth books you'll read will mention using essential oils and to be honest most birth centers, midwives and doulas use them regularly. But it is definately overwhelming on where to start without forking out...
Kinesiology During Pregnancy | Birthplace About Katie Anderson - KinesiologistA few weeks ago, Kinesiologist Katie Anderson and myself chatted about how Kinesiology could support pregnancy. As a mum of three young children, Katie understands the journey of forever...
Pushing your baby out sounds like a no-brainer but did you know there are many ways to do it. You can rely on your body to guide you, be told when to push or even don’t push at all.
Let’s face it, you won’t be pregnant forever and most of us only do it a few times. Recording this special time and tracking your progress can be quick and simple or a bit more involved if you’ve got the time and patience. Here’s a lot of ways to honour your pregnancy and create memories you’ll treasure in time to come.
You wouldn’t ask an artist to paint your house would you? It’s just the same with photographers! Every photographer has a particular type of photography that they really enjoy. It common for maternity photographers to be passionate about birth and newborn photography too. Each type of photography has a separate set of skills for example posing a newborn to compliment every tiny detail is very different to posing a pregnant women to accentuate her curves and bump. All maternity photographers will have a portfolio for you to browse also.
Do you know why the toilet is called ‘the dilation station’? There are heaps of benefits to hanging out in the smallest room of the house (or hospital) for labour. Making room for baby During labour our bodies will naturally try to make room for baby.
Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..
Planning On Using Water For Comfort In Labour ? Water is available to most women in labour. It does depend on your care provider so if labouring in water is important to you please make sure you will have access to it for birth.
If someone asked you if you are bringing a comb to labour, you’d be puzzled right? Well, they know that a comb can be used as a natural pain relief method.
Baby Movements & Bonding With Your Bump Can Help Prevent Stillbirth Knowing your babies movements helps to identify any change in pattern and can help prevent stillbirth.
Feeling Blah? Want something tasty but not sure exactly what? The First Trimester can leave you with a meh taste in your mouth BUT we think these healthy pregnancy smoothies are the answer.
Breastfeeding is a learned skill for you and our baby. This article explores 4 ways you can prepare to succeed BEFORE baby arrives. Where to find support, accurate information and things to add to your birth plan for a great breastfeeding start.
Morning sickness soon takes the utter joy away from a newly pregnant mother. But it won’t last forever and there are lots of things to try to ease your symptoms.
If you are planning a positive cesarean birth, thanks to social media you have most likely heard of gentle c-sections and mother assisted cesarean. In all of these cases, the birthing mother was offered her options and her preferences were supported and included where possible.Planned or unexpected you can have input on your caesarean birth. Planning the “what ifs” of birth is important, it may happen and if it does is good to know your preferences.
Tips for Mums to Help Make Your Life Easier with Two or More Kids Having a baby is a huge momentous life-changing event. Having another one can be an even bigger adjustment. How will you find the time to keep one entertained while you care for your newborn?
Essential oils can be really beneficial to the birthing process. They can enhance a positive experience, assist with pain relief, settle nerves and relax you. As well as creating a beautiful birth environment for your support team. Always discuss essential oil use with your care provider before use
The research shows women that birth in a home-like setting are more likely to have a positive birth outcome. It is so easy to create a home birth feel in a hospital setting. Firstly you need to know that you can bring your things with you to hospital. Most birthing centre’s and maternity hospitals will encourage you to make yourself at home.
Create a peaceful, calm birth environment for the senses See Turn off all the lights and close the blinds. Use battery operated lighting to instantly transform your hospital room. There are lots of easy to use lightweight options available to buy....
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