While pregnant you may find yourself chatting to your growing bump, maybe even singing. Have you considered reading to your bump?
Cloth or Disposable...that is the Question....or is it?
One of the euphemisms for pregnancy is having a 'bun in the oven'. This little gem, is often paired with 'over cooked' and 'undercooked' when referring to due dates.
'Self Care', OR 'FITTING YOUR OWN MASK FIRST' is the catch cry of the modern woman. We are expected to have it all, to do it all, all the while the menfolk are not under this pressure. This blog post offers you an insightful TEDTALK that may just blow your mind! It addresses the balance of 'needs' and 'wants' when dealing with our children. I also offer you further resources to help you explore this new way of thinking.
If you birthed away from home, were you offered the placenta?
Did you know you could request it?
Originally posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Julia Jones of Newborn Mothers. Reprinted with permission
Julia works with pregnant women who want to find peace and joy in motherhood. She is an Ayurvedic postnatal doula, recipe book author and creator of a weekly free pregnancy podcast. Click her to listen to her free podcasts.
Are you expecting a baby?
Are you being asked “what do you need?”, “what can I get you?”
Babywearing is a big industry...so this means that of course there are rubbish products. At best they are uncomfortable, at worst they are deadly. So before you wear your baby, be informed about what is considered a good option and which options are to be avoided.
When we are pregnant with subsequent babies, it is normal to feel worried:
Will I have enough love?
How will my older children cope?
Do I want them present at the birth?
How can I prepare them for the changes that will inevitably happen?
There has been a lot of media regarding introducing solids, and when to wean children and other articles that imply that mothers should all be doing the same thing in raising their children.