It’s a big question for a lot of new mommies, can I go back to work and still breastfeed my child? The resounding answer is happily ‘yes’, you will just need a little preparation to make it a successful transition. You will need to invest in a good breast pump and a double pump will be best. If your office has a nursery, you will … Continue reading Can I Breastfeed After I Go Back to Work?
It’s an exciting time in life preparing for the birth of a little life to come into your life. If you have made the decision to breastfeed your new infant once they are born there are a few things you can do to prepare for their arrival. Staying healthy is the best you can do to prepare your body for breastfeeding. You can also learn … Continue reading Preparing to Breastfeed
So where do you meet these mommies-to-be who will become your ‘new you’ friends? At pre-natal class! Continue reading Preggie Pals
For many new mummies, the decision to breastfeed at first appears to be a difficult one. Many people struggle with the idea that they will breastfeed their newborn. The idea itself is foreign. For myself I certainly experienced this feeling. In day to day society breastfeeding in public is only recently becoming acceptable. There is a lot of contradictory information in the general media. They … Continue reading Is the Breast Best?
We have all heard what happens when mommy-to-be has a good giggle, or a sneeze. She tinkles a little. She is also constantly running, or waddling in this case, to the nearest ladies room. This is caused by a weakened pelvic floor. Of course, pregnancy isn’t the only cause of weakened pelvic floor muscles. Age and inactivity can also play a role. However, we mostly … Continue reading Pelvic Floor for Pregnancy
Unlike most would think, bonding with your unborn baby is not something that happens miraculously. Some mommies instantly feel a bond, whilst others take longer to grow a connection. Whether you want to or not however, baby can feel when you are happy, when you are sad, when you are stressed and when you are at ease. Taking time out during your pregnancy to … Continue reading Bonding with Your Unborn Baby
Pregnancy and the journey to birth is often seen as the “mommy and baby show” and dad more often, than not, gets left on the sidelines doing midnight- craving runs. This can cause daddy to feel left out, and left behind in the joy that this journey is supposed to bring. So how can we involve the father and create a strong father-baby bond? Make … Continue reading Prenatal baby-bonding for DADS!
The benefits of proper breathing techniques, not just for pregnancy, but also during labour. Continue reading Breathing During Pregnancy
During pregnancy, the flow of blood from your heart to your toes needs not only to feed your own body, but also needs to supply all the good stuff to your growing baby. For this reason, you may experience circulation problems as your body now tries to navigate the new road map inside of you. A disruption in normal circulation can result in edema, dizziness, … Continue reading Why Circulation Is Important During Pregnancy
The changes to your body during pregnancy can be daunting, but some common ailments can be prevented by being aware and consciously taking care of the body parts that move you around all day- the feet. Let’s explore how to maintain happy feet during pregnancy. Over the 40 weeks of pregnancy as our bellies lovingly grow, and we lose sight of our feet, foot neglect … Continue reading Happy Feet During Pregnancy