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Nutrition Basics for Pregnancy

Nutrition Basics for Pregnancy

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.

When Should I Hire A Doula?

When Should I Hire A Doula?

I am often contacted by women who are wondering if it’s the right time to call. Is it too early? Too late? When do people normally book a doula? Am I doing the right thing? In this blog I’ll examine the most important aspect of working with a doula - and when the best time is to book one……

What's a Virtual Doula??

What's a Virtual Doula??

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. 

My Best Ever Lactation Snacks - Yummy Cookies and Bliss Balls

My Best Ever Lactation Snacks - Yummy Cookies and Bliss Balls

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!! 

Common Discomforts in Early Pregnancy.… and How To Deal With Them

Common Discomforts in Early Pregnancy.… and How To Deal With Them

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

When Do You Actually Become a Mother?

When Do You Actually Become a Mother?

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….