Listening to your own pregnant body

People have opinions and their own experiences with pregnancy, parenthood and their own lives.  There are certain activities and guidelines that state to specifically avoid while pregnant (like most people agree with smoking and drinking) but there are a lot that are ruled out because of caution and fear. There is a responsibility to keep […]

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The bad, the annoying and the just plain weird pregnancy advice…

Everyone’s got something to say! Whether it’s to your face or to someone about you. Throughout your pregnancy unfortunately some people will put you under scrutiny and judgement.  When you are only trying to do your best or what you believe is right for you and baby, without trying to offend you, others sometimes think they […]

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Pregnancy announcements – When to do it and how?

I have been plagued by this question myself over the past few weeks. My partner and I suffered two losses, but since this one is going swimmingly well – there’s the uncertainty if we should wait until the popular 12 weeks or contain our excitement no more and announce a little early. I have spoken […]

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First trimester woes

Morning sickness, extreme fatigue, awkward bloated belly, changing appetite, mood swings and breakouts! Ah – the joys of pregnancy. While everyone says Pregnancy is the most beautiful gift – we’r not doubting, just praying for this first trimester to hurry up and pass. Along with the ‘lovely’ symptoms mentioned above, another added challenge is keeping […]

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Practising kindness to self

We all speak to ourselves whether we’re aware of it or not. Constantly giving ourselves feedback and comments about what we had done and how it could have been done differently. Not only on past actions but fear and stress of the future. If you’re like me, you might put alot of pressure on yourself. […]

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Mourning the old but embracing the new me

Since finding out I was pregnant, I’ve had no trouble accepting the news. In fact we had been trying since the miscarriages – We were mentally ready to welcome the joy of pregnancy. The title of this post describes exactly how I felt recently at a wedding my husband and I attended in Kazakhstan. At […]

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The mind & body connection during birth 

Our minds can be an extremely useful tool during any experience including childbirth. It is not only import to release physical tension during labour especially the 2nd stage (while pushing) but also to release built up tension and past impressions of the mind. When the mind is tense, stressed and feeling overwhelmed, it has the […]

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