This blog lists a checklist of what I think is useful to bring to hospital for labour and birth. It’s practical and covers things not often thought of!
If you’re considering or have decided on private obstetric care for the birth of your baby, the next steps are to choose an obstetrician and book into a hospital. Choosing a care provider is one of the most important decisions you’ll make during your pregnancy – and it’s also one of the first you’ll have to make. So how do we go about choosing an obstetrician that will suit us best?
This blog explores some questions that may prove useful to consider when choosing your obstetrician.
The saying “eating for two” implies that increasing our serving sizes is all it takes to support a pregnancy. In reality, building a new life requires an incredible amount of nutrients! This doesn’t just include energy, it includes physical “building blocks”.
By adjusting diet and supporting your body in the absorption of the nutrients you’re eating, you can assist yourself and your baby, no matter what stage you’re both at. There is so much that can be done with Nutritional Support and this blog explores practical steps you can take.
I am currently undertaking a professional mentorship and one of my assignments is to blog about Women in the Maternity System. The aspect I’ve chosen to examine in this piece is how, at a time when women should be tuning into their instincts, they are often undermined by the system that should be supporting them.
There's a lot of buzz around right now about Virtual Doula Services - so I thought I'd take the opportunity to discuss them in more detail.
Virtual Services still offer the same independent, continuous care that support your choices around your birth. A good Doula will work with you to make sure that you have evidence based information, guidance, practical tools and support - and there is significant evidence that this type of support improves your birth outcomes - no matter how it is delivered.
I love to bring these snacks for clients that I support postnatally, they are delicious, naturally sweetened, contain nourishing whole foods, freeze beautifully and make a convenient, nutritious snack that supports their breastfeeding. Did I say they were delicious? I'm not kidding - I have to make a double batch whenever I make them because my kids LOVE them too!!
A Facebook group I am an admin for has ‘Lives’ on pregnancy and birth topics every Monday evening (click HERE for details of the group!). Last Monday, I hosted a chat with my fellow group admin, Amelia Parkinson from Wonder Birthing on the Discomforts of Early Pregnancy. It was a fun discussion and I summarise what we covered in this blog.i
With Mother’s Day approaching, this blog examines Motherhood - it is partly an overview of the role and in part a personal reflection….. What does it mean to become a mother? The expectations we have for ourselves and the expectations of society. The impact this transformational role has on us and the way we manage the day to day….
I recently took part in an online business course and we were encouraged to think about why people don't use our services and how we could overcome these barriers or misconceptions (if that's what they were). I had actually never thought about this, at that point I had been only really speaking with or aiming at people who were already aware and open to idea of doula support. So it really did get me thinking - why wouldn't someone want a doula? Here are some reasons that came to mind:
Today is an exciting day - I've recently been looking for new places to post content and today have been published on MyDeal's website! You can find my 'Tips to Maximise Your Pregnancy and Birth' here: