If you have been exercising before you became pregnant, it is generally okay to continue to exercise once you are pregnant. Exercise in pregnancy is a great way to stay healthy and prepare you mentally and physically for birth.
As always, check with your caregiver as to your particular circumstances. Once you have been given the all clear, you should try and do 30 minutes of moderate exercise 3 to 4 times a week. You may find this difficult if you are spending your days puking!
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Childbirth might be a miracle but it might not feel that way during delivery! This is because most new mothers do not know what to expect when they arrive at their hospital birth. Some actions of the medical staff can take them by surprise. Other events that take place during delivery might even upset an unsuspecting mum to be. So, congrats that you are expecting but that was the easy part.
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When it comes to your baby’s birth weight, first-time parents want it to be average! Anything on the extreme end can make them fret. If the baby doesn’t weight a lot, they start thinking it might be sick. A weight that is too high puts them on the path of worrying about obesity.
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Women really are amazing creatures when you think of what we deal with through life! So let’s talk about the yukky bodily functions women contend with post birth.
Let’s assume you’ve had a natural birth. The 3 main things you are going to have to contend with post delivery is Pee, Poo and Blood!
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In this under 3-minute read, we are going to clear up some of the misinformation out there about natural childbirth.
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The emotional impact of a caesarean birth can have a greater impact than any actual surgery. Some mothers feel disappointed in themselves. Feel guilty. They were looking forward to a vaginal birth and had trained for it. Only to have that taken from them and end up with a caesarean. Some women elect for c-sections from the outset. Only to be bullied about their decision.
Your thoughts after caesarean and having a positive attitude toward how your birth played out, is the first step towards healing. So I’m laying out my opinion. As controversial as it may be on this site! But, it’s my opinion, and I don’t expect you to agree with it. I just ask you respect it.
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The fifth article in our Induction
series and on using a synthetic form of oxytocin infusion to induce labour. Again, this piece is part of our series aimed at being read in 3 minutes or less
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