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Throwing a Baby Shower: Everything You Need to Know

Throwing a Baby Shower: Everything You Need to Know

What is a baby shower? A baby shower is a traditional way to gather excited friends and family to celebrate your pregnancy and your soon-to-be new arrival. It is a time for your loved ones to spend time with the expectant parents before their newborn arrives, as well an opportunity to ‘shower’ them with gifts and well wishes before birth. When should you have a baby shower? A baby shower can be held at any time you wish – although most mums-to-be tend to opt for a shower later on in pregnancy to ensure that the pregnancy is going well,...

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The Role of a Birthing Partner

The Role of a Birthing Partner

As a “Birth Partner” the support you give to your pregnant loved one can have a huge effect on how her labour goes and what her experience of birth is, which she will remember for the rest of her life. You may be the pregnant woman’s partner, mum, sister or friend. You need to be comfortable in each other’s presence and be aware of how you will feel and cope when she is in pain and looking to you to support her. Partners in particular can be nervous of being there at the birth, but being a “Birth Partner” is...

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Top Tips for Surviving Your First Week of Parenthood at Home by Kendra Leaver-Rylah

Top Tips for Surviving Your First Week of Parenthood at Home by Kendra Leaver-Rylah

That first week is completely life altering as your newborn comes into the world, it’s going to be sleepless, emotional and all hands-on deck. You can read all the books, attend all the classes but the key to survival is in the preparation. Here are four unfiltered tips to surviving those first couple of days and nights. Tip No. 1- Take Care of Your Breasts Remember, just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s always easy, but the journey is incredible and emotional. From the moment your little one arrives into the world they will be pushed straight on to your...

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Whilst Pregnant

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Whilst Pregnant

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean prosecco, luckily for all of our pregnant mamas out there you can have a romantic date with your other half without the alcohol! So, if you are the date-planner within your relationship then sit back and take some notes on our Valentine’s Day ideas whilst pregnant. Alternatively, if your partner is lacking some creativity, simply share the below list with them and let us do the hinting! 1. Baby Scan Why not arrange a private scan to see your little one? You could even try the 4D scan if you are between 27 and 32...

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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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