We are learning more about immunity each day, and it's important to remember that newborns can be vulnerable as their immune system isn't as strong. They do, however, have some protection, thanks to the special shared immunity from their mums that is passed on during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Read More
Sore nipples are very common for breastfeeding women, particularly in the early stages with your newborn bub. Soothe and ease discomfort with the following simple tips for sore nipples.
The first poo after childbirth is no joke. I went to the toilet to make sure my uterus was still in place and felt my way up to some new members of my anus. Little pea like structures, very bloody tender ‘WTF!’. Yep. Haemorrhoids. They weren’t part of my birth plan were they? Ah childbirth. Full of surprises that’s for sure. Read More
Experts recommend women maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy, not gaining too much or too little depending on her pre-pregnant weight. But growing a baby takes energy. You may find that you’re not only more fatigued but also extra hungry! Read More
New mamas and mamas-to-be, this video by Caia practitioner Brittany Darling is a must-watch!
Brittany gives some great advice on nutrition for supporting your breastmilk supply. You will also learn which foods and supplements can assist in your recovery from both vaginal and caesarean births.
Lactation and sleep consultant Rachel Ford answers your breastfeeding and sleep questions. Rachel is a Child and Family Health Nurse, Lactation Consultant and Sleep and Settling Consultant. She helps parents with sleep and settling, breastfeeding support and parenting advice Read More
In this video, Clinical Naturopath and Caia practitioner Bel Rowntree shares tips and advice on pre and post natal care and recovery. Topics include perineal healing, nutritional advice for tissue healing and recovery, relieving engorgement pain and preventing mastitis.
As a mum of 3, a perinatal physiotherapist, and founder of FitNest Mama, Kath Baquie is passionate about empowering women to help them have a wonderful pregnancy journey and after birth recovery. Here are her 5 top tips for exercising during pregnancy that every pregnant mama needs to read.
Ok, your due date is approaching and you’re preparing yourself for what ever nature throws at you. So many questions and so many unknowns but we do the best we can to prepare. We take antenatal classes. We spend late nights Googling, reading books and magazines, asking advice from family and friends. What will it feel like? Will I cope? Will it hurt? You imagine the joy of having baby in your arms…. “it will all be worth it”. Read More
Engorgement is a postpartum complication that occurs when breast tissue overfills with milk, blood or other fluids. This pain may surface anytime between the first and second week of birth as the body begins to produce more milk for your baby’s nutrition. Read More
No matter how you delivered your beautiful baby into this world, the postpartum period or the ‘fourth trimester’ is a pivotal and life-changing time for you and your family. Education is one of the most important things a pregnant mama and her partner can do to prepare to transition into the fourth trimester.
Need a thorough hospital bag packing guide? Sky from Living The Blessed Life opens up and shows us what she is packing for her birth. This list is separated into items for mama & items for baby to make it super easy for you mamas! Read More