If you hold a position of responsibility, if you act as a teacher or an educator, if you stand at the front of the room, if you do any of these things then of course have an opinion, be educated, be informed, be inquisitive - no one will want to hire you if your not - But be prepared to take a good long look at those opinions on a regular basis, understand if and how they differ from the facts, be open about your bias and above all be open to change and growth.Read More
As with most things in life, prevention is better that cure. In part one of this two part blog I’m hoping to raise awareness of diastasis recti and share some ways of avoiding or minimising abdominal separation with good self care during pregnancy.Read More
Nothing ever prepares you, not fully…….at least not the first time! But with warmth, love and old school cooking you might just stand a fighting chance!Read More
Inadequate sleep in expectant mothers has been linked with depression, higher levels of inflammation and complications at birth, including low birth weight and preterm births ‘In summary, on the basis of the limited data, there appears to be an association between short sleep duration and adverse maternal and foetal outcomes. Specifically, women who are sleep deprived during pregnancy may experience longer labor, more pain and discomfort during labor, higher rates of preterm labor and cesarean section.’
Every woman, regardless of her choice to have babies or not should take the time to read this book and in doing so realise what a precious position she holds on this Earth, what a powerful, beautiful force of nature she truly is.
In an age where the traditional roles and rituals of motherhood are becoming increasingly rare, babywearing allows us to feel rooted, instinctive and connected in a way both Mom and babe can understand. Touch, afterall is the first language we learn to speak.Read More