In this quick little article I want to share with you what I have learnt in my experience with constant engorgement, blocked ducts and mastitis- I am not an expert and this is all just basic info. Please contact your doctor or lactation consultant for professional advice or if you feel any of the symptoms coming on and PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THE WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS.

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Returning to Exercise After a Cesarean Birth

A cesarean birth is a major abdominal surgery which requires at least 6-8 weeks to recover but often much longer.

You will need to give your self at least this much time to heal before you start working out and there is really no one date that suits everyone its so dependent on so many variables to do with your pregnancy, surgery and postpartum experience so please don’t put any pressure on yourself to have to exercise from 6 weeks. To be honest I feel like its taken me 12 weeks to truly recover and heal and I am now just feeling stronger and ready to train properly.

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fitnessBrittany Noonan
Maternity & Breastfeeding Fashion

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!

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Preparing for a Positive Cesarean Birth

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!

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#instaworthy wraps and swaddles

In this blog you will find 5 brands of wraps and swaddles that are totally #instaworthy for their looks but also amazing quality and super functional of course. There are SOOO many different brands out there but these are my top 5 right now! Don’t forget I know I’m having a girl so most of these are girly prints ways but all brands do unisex and boys ranges too.

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Cute Baby Clothes Brands

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.

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Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy

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. 

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Pregnancy, fitnessBrittany Noonan

Hands up who loves shopping with their kids, toddler, babies?

Anyone? I didn’t think so but we all know it’s a necessary evil and sometimes we must do it when they are with us so finding stores you know and trust is important as busy, time poor Mums.

Although shopping with kids isn’t fun buying cute, fashionable outfits for them is right? I love dressing Millie up in fashionable outfits and finding the best looks for her.

So, what’s the three most important things when shopping for our kids?

Convenience, price & quality - this is where H&M is the perfect fit.

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Tips From Real Mums: Transitioning from 1-2 Kids.

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.

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Baby Sprinkle Picnic

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

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PregnancyBrittany Noonan
OWLET MONITOR – Helping You Rest Assured

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.

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PregnancyBrittany Noonan
Trimester 3 - Exercise Guidelines

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.

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