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DAD, DON’T BUGGER IT UP – COMMON SCREW UPS IN THE LABOUR WARD

No longer the cigar-pending, jumpy but blameless and innocent bystander.  Labour is a massive task, requiring the greatest support and it’s dad that’s expected to be up-to-date and on-task.

Having complete and comprehensive labour know-how, whilst remaining entirely peace-loving is dad’s duty.  Sounds supernatural, and it is.  However, as much as your partner might strive for this hero-status, the stakes are high and it can get dicey.

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CONFESSIONS OF A DOULA – WHAT YOUR BIRTH TAUGHT ME

The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’.  A perfect job description.

As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor do I have the expertise to deliver a baby.  But what I do offer is a supportive role in the journey of a pregnant woman.  I support her in many ways and I work with her, to create a positive and memorable birth.

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CONSIDERING FINDING OUT BABY’S SEX? TO KNOW OR NOT TO KNOW…

A work colleague of mine announced her pregnancy at 12 weeks.  I was in my early 20s at the time and having a baby couldn’t have been further from my mind.  But, I was super pleased for her and whilst she was a little restrained, I could tell she was about as excited as she could be.

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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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A SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO THE FIRST WEEK

You would not be the first woman in history to spend more time prepping for childbirth than the parenting itself.  But, don’t forget the gig that follows, mums.

Below is what to expect… when you’ve finished expecting 🙂

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