HG - HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM - A GUIDE TO COPING, MANAGING & SURVIVING
BREASTFEEDING - MY GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING FEEDING
This is my guide to coping and managing through the hell of hyperemesis gravidarum.
I want this article to be read by husbands, partners, family, friends and for them to help the person they know who is struggling through this to to manage because they have a better understanding of what is so commonly swept under the rug as “morning sickness”.
On that note I want everyone reading this to understand that Hyperemesis IS NOT MORNING SICKNESS, its not even all day nausea or pregnancy sickness, it is a serious life controlling illness that completely controls your life and consumes you. HG is a very serious illness.
Maternity & Breastfeeding Fashion
In this article I will share some tips on establishing feeding, what to expect in the first 6 weeks or so and some advice from my online community. Of course I am not an expert just sharing my own experience and experiences of many others.
Dressing the bump and then for breastfeeding while still looking half stylish can be so hard. Through out my pregnancy and now while Im breastfeeding my insta community have been asking me everyday for ideas and places to shop so I just quickly threw this little article together to share where I buy my clothing from and also some quick tips for dressing the bump and for BF!
In this blog I’m sharing some tips on Cesarean recovery from my personal experience and perspectives. Hope they help!
Preparing for a Positive Cesarean Birth
In this article I am sharing with you our most loved and used items for a new bub PLUS a list of must haves that you might or might not have thought about that you can check off.
Pregnancy Diary: What's in my hospital bag?
For a lot of women having a cesarean birth is extremely daunting and scary. Being awake during a major abdominal surgery is definitely anxiety provoking not to mention the fear of the spinal block, recovery and all the horror stories people like to tell you about what can go wrong or how hard their recovery was.
In this article I want to share with you some ways I have been preparing for a positive experience again this time round so hopefully you can too. It may be a long piece so please stick around as there is a lot to cover!
Cute Baby Clothes Brands
What I’m packing in my bag to take to hospital for myself and for bub for my cesarean birth.
We will be in for 4-5 days as I am having a cesarean so you may not need as much as me but this will give you an outline of things you can pack for you stay for you and bub!
Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy
Just a quick blog to share some of my fave go-to brands for baby as I’m always being asked on my instagram. After buying a ridiculous amount of clothing that were never worn by Millie I have tried to keep it simple and basic for this bub as I know she will live in onesies and zippys when shes a newborn but of course I also couldn’t help getting few cute dresses and rompers too. In here you will see cheap finds to more expensive pieces.
Tips From Real Mums: Transitioning from 1-2 Kids.
During pregnancy it's thought that around 1 in 5 women experience pelvic pain but many of us tend to ignore it or not understand it.
Its so important if you're experiencing PGP (pelvic girdle pain) to speak to your midwife, OB or a women's health physio about it so they help you to feel and function better. Although it is not at all harmful to your baby it causes huge discomfort for sufferers and limits your abilities to function during your pregnancy.
6 PREGNANCY MUST HAVES
I often think about the huge adjustment and change our world is about to make and especially for Millie as she has never known any different other than Mummy & Daddy being her whole world and hers ours. I worry about our bond, our quality time together and how she will feel seeing me give so much attention to the baby. I also think a lot about how in the world am I going to juggle it all?
I recently asked my Instagram how they adjusted from one to two kids and I had so many Mum's who are currently pregnant with their second ask me to share what tips I got so here are just some of them.
Baby Sprinkle Picnic
6 Things we I think all should have during our pregnancies. All these things have helped me in different ways but have all been a massive help during this pregnancy.
OWLET MONITOR – Helping You Rest Assured
On the weekend I was surrounded by my beautiful girlfriends to celebrate our baby girl who will be arriving very soon. I know it's not tradition to have a baby shower for number 2 but I'm not traditional and I personally think every little blessing is worth a celebration and for me it was about seeing my friends and catching up with them before the craziness of new born life starts, not at all about gifts. And because I have been so sick I haven't seen many of them my whole pregnancy.
For my baby sprinkle I had a styled picnic at home in my back yard
STRETCHES For Pregnancy & Beyond
Every day I am approached by multiple brands trying to get me to promote their products. There are so many products out there for your baby—especially for newborns—that it can all become so overwhelming and confusing. When it comes to finding brands that I am happy to represent, they need to align with my own core values and beliefs and I need to feel connected to what their selling and their story. When Owlet first came to me, I was immediately drawn to their product for several reasons, but really connected with their mission and their story; so, I am so happy to share and look forward to using this monitor with my baby girl when she arrives soon.
Trimester 3 - Exercise Guidelines
Pregnancy stretches for pain relief and strengthening the posture.
6 Pregnancy Active Wear Brands
Yahooo.. We've made it to the final stretch, the final trimester and soon your baby will be here!
The second trimester is definitely the most forgiving - you aren't as sick, you aren't as hormonal and you aren't too big yet! And then the 3rd trimester hits - you're sore, big, bloated, nausea can start again, you're holding on to fluid, your hormones start racing again, you cant stop peeing, you're tired, exhausted and freaking scared at times about birth and beyond.
In this article I’m sharing recommended guidelines for trimester 3 exercise.
Pregnancy Diary - Girl Mama.
Active wear also known as the mum uniform - whether you're working out or not us Mums love our active wear and that doesn't stop during pregnancy.
In this blog after many requests I'm sharing with you 6 maternity active wear brands that I LOVE!
Gut Health & Probiotics During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding.
ITS A GIRL!....
We are so excited to finally tell everyone that we are welcoming a second beautiful little girl in to our family and I can honestly say we are all so beyond excited. It's been so hard to not say anything on my Instagram and there's been many times I've said "her" or "she" and had to delete my videos or when recording Millie on my stories shes said baby sister so Iv'e had to mute the video but it was also nice to have that little secret for ourselves for a while.
Birthing Calmly with Dream Your Baby
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that gut health has always been very important to me, and over the last 12-18 months, I’ve learned a lot about the microbiome which is the good bacteria that live in our gut (and in other places too), and have made a real effort to look after my gut health.
In this blog I want to share with you a pregnancy and breastfeeding specific probiotic and also share some other ways you can look after your gut health during pregnancy and beyond.
After the excitement of finding out I was pregnant with my very first baby I couldn’t help but feel nervous & anxious about giving birth. It was consuming me, which I realise now was a blessing as it put me on the most incredible journey of hypnobirthing and I am so excited to be able to share this with you all today.
I am sure there are so many of you mamas and mamas to be that can totally relate to this anxiety associated with giving birth and this is where I get really excited. Because my birth wasn’t luck. I wasn’t lucky, I did so much preparation just like I would do for any other big event in my life and if I can achieve a calm & relaxed birth, I know that you can to!
So lets start from the very beginning…