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Mastitis: Everything You Need to Know

Mastitis: Everything You Need to Know

Mastitis is a condition which leaves your breast feeling hot and painful, and with a red appearance. It is most common in women who are breastfeeding. Mastitis can happen due to a build-up of milk during breastfeeding. Symptoms of mastitis include: A red, swollen lump or area on the breast which feels painful to touch A pain that may be continuous, or may only be present during breastfeeding Nipple discharge Flu-like symptoms If you have mastitis you can take some self-help measures such as: Taking plenty of rest Drinking enough liquids such as water Taking paracetamol or ibruprofen to reduce...

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Should I Really be Eating for Two?

Should I Really be Eating for Two?

We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘eating for two’ during pregnancy. And, whist it may feel as though you could eat twice as much as you normally would, your body does not need any extra food during your first two trimesters of pregnancy. In fact, during the first six months of pregnancy your baby will take everything they need from you without the need for any additional calories. During your third trimester you may need to eat a bit more, but it is only recommended to digest around 200 extra calories per day. Instead of ‘eating for two’ we recommend...

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Your First Midwife Appointment: What to Expect

Your First Midwife Appointment: What to Expect

Your first midwife appointment is also referred to as your ‘booking appointment’ and can be a very anxious and/or exciting time. The booking appointment often takes place before you are 10 weeks pregnant and can take up to an hour. During this appointment, you will be asked a lot of questions about your health to determine what care you need. The kind of information that your midwife will need to know includes questions about your own health, your family’s health and your lifestyle (for example, whether you smoke, whether you have had any previous pregnancies, whether you have any other...

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Bottoms Up: Everything You Need to Know

Bottoms Up: Everything You Need to Know

Bottoms Up is a soothing bottom spray (for mama, not baby!) that provides instant relief to your sore vulva and perineal area following childbirth. In addition to this, Bottoms Up also provides instant relief to: Episiotomies Cuts Tears Grazes Stitches Bruising Swelling General soreness, discomfort and tenderness Haemerrhoids Caesarean section wounds We have achieved the above within our Bottoms Up through using the key ingredients Lavender, Witch Hazel, Cucumber and Arnica. Lavender is an antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal ingredient which also promotes healing, improves the formation of scar tissue, and also includes pain relieving properties (what an amazing ingredient!) Witch...

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Your First Day as a New Mum: What to Expect

Your First Day as a New Mum: What to Expect

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby!

Your body has just achieved the most amazing wonder, and you are probably feeling exhausted, drained, excited and anxious (or all four!)

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