Attention support people… don’t underestimate your importance during the birthing journey (however she chooses to birth). This time in a woman’s life whether it is her first or third baby, is a whirlpool of emotion, reflection, anticipation, anxiety, belief and yearning. Assuming the role of birth partner or support person is a big responsibility and should be viewed as a privileged position. It can be hugely rewarding for you to be ring side when baby comes earth side, but also exhausting, particularly if labouring for many hours through the night, or even for days. Supporting a labouring woman involves both physical and mental stamina for you as well, so you will need to be prepared. read more “Advice for Support People in Birth”
Many cultures around the world, for centuries, have known the benefits of eating certain foods for not only a healthy lifestyle but also to assist with recovery of illness and disease. In today’s busy time-poor society, with the instant gratification of sugary foods, loaded with artificial ingredients, readily available, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy diet. However, with a little forward planning, there are a number of foods, you can incorporate into your diet, that can help keep your body and your developing baby’s body maintaining healthy functions. These foods are often called Superfoods. Many whole food nutritionists have the opinion that any natural food is a Superfood, although, I feel there are certain foods that stand out above the rest.
read more “How Superfoods Can Benefit You and Your Unborn Baby.”
Having your first baby is one of life’s biggest transitions, a time when you start to reflect on what kind of parent you want to be. For many there are feelings of excitement but also uncertainty, anxiousness and for some feelings of depression. Hatch Midwife, Lauren Williams, shares her advice for new mums looking for answers during this time. read more “Confidence is key – Advice for new Mums”
Whether you’re going on an overseas holiday, going to visit loved ones, or simply planning one last hurrah (otherwise known as a “baby moon”), you must be well prepared when travelling during pregnancy. Here are some tips on travelling during pregnancy: read more “Travel in Pregnancy”