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Posts tagged ‘mum’

SLEEP BETTER – SWADDLE AND BAG THAT BABY!

The number one issue I deal with as a post natal doula is sleep deprivation!  Let’s face it, sleep is a most basic human need, and we all, in the least, go a little loopy when we’re low on it.  When I was having babies, my husband and I would refer to it as ‘wake torture’.  And it was just that.

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YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT A NEWBORN WHEN…

When talking with expectant mums, I’ve always majorly underplayed 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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A NEW MUM’S CROWD CONTROL

*Photo used with thanks to Jes Jackson.

Early days with your new baby are super precious and as keen as you’ll be to show her off, you’ll need some clear boundaries to ensure you and your baby can thrive. 

You’re gonna need your space, it’s crucial! but there will be a crowd of your nearest and dearest for whom, this is also a precious event.  You’ll need to balance the two – and a delicate balance it will be! Read more

I THINK I’M PREGNANT!

Occasionally you hear that story of the girl who discovers she’s pregnant the moment she goes into labour…. I have no doubt that these stories are true, but they are perhaps a little on the margin!

For the rest of us, especially those with a longing and a reasonable amount of self-awareness, we want to know what our bodies are up to and are keen to read its signs.

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FIVE GOLDEN SLUMBER SOLUTIONS

Calling all pregnant women!  You might have realised by now that your body is producing a miracle-a-minute.  The extraordinary way that your system has naturally turned into a baby-nurturing-wonderland is incredible.   Blows your mind, doesn’t it!?  Your baby is getting the goods and this is always a reassuring thing, however, sometimes the flaw in the system is when YOU need to rest.

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