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HOW TO SLEEP LIKE A BABY WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING ONE

Welcoming parenthood, also welcomes a world of sleeplessness,  but did anyone tell you that the sleep would start to be sapped well before bub arrives?

With a boulder for a stomach, continual pummels from the inside and an eternal need to pee… it’s a miracle that a pregnant woman catches any shut-eye at all.

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LIFE WITH SIX KIDS – AND A HOLIDAY WITHOUT THEM!

I have this mum I follow on Insta, she jet-sets around the globe on holidays, in fact, makes her living from it.  She has two kids, sometimes the kids are there, but mostly they’re not.  It’s both perplexing and intriguing.  How does she do it?

It’s likely more complex than it appears, because the truth is, leaving any number of kids at home, whilst you head away, requires a magnitude of prep and of course the more kid you have, the more prolific the task. Read more

WHICH VAGINAL-BIRTHING NUT CASE SAID A C-SECTION WASN’T GIVING BIRTH?

For the most part, the final stretch of pregnancy is spent asking the final down and dirty questions about labour and beyond.  Discussions that include formerly un-speakable subjects: maxi-pads, stool softeners and Sits Baths, become common-place.

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YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT A NEWBORN WHEN…

When talking with expectant mums, I’ve always majorly under-played the extent to which their life is about to change.

Sure, there’s going to be lots of new joy, wonder, and excitement, but a newborn, by nature, can leave you a little.. rattled, scratching your head, wondering how the heck you got yourself here (although I’m sure your memory isn’t quite that bad).

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THE WONDER OF SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT

Baby loves a snuggle and don’t we all, but what recent research shows us today is that cuddling our babies uninterrupted and skin-to-skin, directly after their birth, has some truly staggering benefits.

So what is skin-to-skin contact? Skin-to-skin contact or Kangaroo Care (KC) is when a naked baby is popped tummy-down on the mum’s or dad’s bare chest.  In the instance of Kangaroo Care, a top is worn over you both.  I know… cute.

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