And the competition is on! Who will be the first baby born in 2017?
Each year many expectant mothers with due dates around the New Year, wait with anticipation to see if they will win the title of the first baby born in that year. Continue reading “Will you have the first baby born in 2017!”
Choosing the right caregiver who will be present and support you through your pregnancy, labour and delivery is key to achieving the birth you desire. So who are the players and what do each of them offer. Read below to find out more. Continue reading “Doula, midwife, obstetrician – what’s the difference?”
Waddling around and feeling like a beached whale and then suddenly, you feel a trickle down your leg or maybe it’s a bit more than a trickle… Did your waters break? How do you know that it wasn’t wasn’t pee and your waters really did break? Continue reading “What does it mean when your waters break?”
You have finally made it to 37 weeks and your caregiver has told you that you are full term and anytime from now, labour may begin. After waiting 9 months to meet your little one, these last few days or weeks can seem excruciatingly slow. As each day, you wake up and wonder if this is the day you’ll meet your baby. But be prepared, you could be waiting another 5 weeks, as some babies aren’t born until the 42nd week.
We discuss the 5 top signs that true labour has started… Continue reading “5 signs that you are in early labour”
Braxton Hicks, or otherwise known as practise contractions, are your body’s way of practising for the big day when you will finally meet your baby. They are just that, practise uterine contractions. Just as you would train before you run a marathon (or at least you should), Braxton Hicks are your body’s way of training for the real deal of labour. Continue reading “Braxton Hicks Contractions”
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We consider all of our mamas super superheroes. You only need to think about it for a minute and you realise that there is no other word for it.
From the moment you conceive, your amazing body is growing a little human. From fingers to toes. Eyelashes. A circulatory system. A heart that is going to love you more than you can imagine. What an amazing job you and your body are doing. Continue reading “#WisdomWednesday”
It is normal around 36 weeks to have an appointment with your pregnancy clinic for a general check-up. It is at this appointment that your caregivers will check the ‘lie’ of your baby. So what happens if your little one is in a breech position (feet down)? How do you get your baby to turn on its own? Read on to find out. Continue reading “Breech Babies”