Category Archives: Preparation

What do I pack in my labour bag for the hospital?

Don’t panic. Preparation is key and we’re here to guide you through everything you need…and some things you don’t really need. It all starts with one of the most basic aspects of labour that some women forget about; always remember … Continue reading
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Trainer Cups – which brand, what type and when to buy?

  From Munchkin and Phillips Avent, to Tommee Tippee and Beaba, along with Brother Max and Lamaze, with NUK, mOmma and Fisher-Price thrown in (and breathe), we have the best from the market on offer – for 20% off!  When … Continue reading
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8 Ways to Make Breastfeeding Easier

Although breastfeeding has many benefits for you and your baby, it doesn’t always come naturally and can be a tough skill to master for some. If you experience problems or discomfort, don’t give up as it does get easier (especially … Continue reading
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Overdue Baby

Going beyond your expected due date is very common, in fact, only about 4% of babies are born on their exact due date. Your due date is calculated 40 weeks after the first day of your period, however your midwife … Continue reading
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6 Ways to Prepare for Your Baby

With the birth of your little one, your mind will probably be centred on baby related things. Life with a newborn is filled with excitement and joy- those first smiles, coos and cuddles are moments to treasure. As much as … Continue reading
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Your Newborn’s First Hours

So you’ve had nine months to plan and research what will happen when you get to hospital, but have you thought about what will happen to your baby? After you’ve given birth you may not realise that your newborn will … Continue reading
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Getting Ready for Baby

After however many months of trying to conceive, and nine months of eager anticipation, your time for delivery arrives.  It is possible however to allay a lot of fears with some very simple plans to help before, during and after … Continue reading
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Preparing For A New Born

As a new mum, the joy that you feel when you hold your baby in your arms for the first time is an incredible experience. To prepare for this new chapter in your life, it requires understanding what your baby … Continue reading
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What to Expect at Your First Midwife Visit

Receiving the news that you are pregnant may be a shock or a surprise, depending on whether you were trying to conceive or not.  Regardless of the amount of planning in your pregnancy, your first step in being a responsible … Continue reading
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Telling Your Child when you are pregnant

As a parent, one may certainly be anxious when becoming pregnant for the second time, albeit for a whole new group of reasons.  Whilst you may feel more certain of the changes in your body, you can certainly be forgiven … Continue reading
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