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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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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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THINGS YOU WONT REMEMBER BEFORE LABOUR

It’s funny the things that end up front and centre when forecasting the day of your baby’s birth. 

For many mums-to-be, the highest priority is to name your new little human, for others, paint colours for the nursery.  By all means, go for it, I wouldn’t dare block the ambitions of a soon-to-be-lioness!

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HOSPITAL SWAGGAGE

Immediately following the arrival of your bundle of joy, you will want to focus on two priorities.  Loving-up with your new babe AND giving your outrageously awesome bod a chance to recover. Don’t let a lack of prep steal your attention away from these two priorities. 

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BREASTFEEDING – WHAT I WISH I COULD HAVE TOLD MYSELF

Perhaps no one could have prepared me for breastfeeding, even if I had have been a little more tuned in.

I mean, If there was a degree obtained through childbirth education, I had graduated with Honours.

At the time, I couldn’t get enough of the stuff.  Labor signs, contraction management strategies, physiology of birth, the current trends and birth gurus – vaginal birth, caesarean birth, breech birth, Active Birth, Calm Birth, Hypnobirth, Orgasmic Birth… You name it, I knew about it.   I mean, I hadn’t actually done any of it myself yet, but I sure went to the class, bought the t.shirt….

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