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Here we aim to share information, tips, stories and expert advice on a variety of topics including mum and bub health, physical recovery, mental training techniques, nutrition tips, healthy recipes, and plenty more to keep you inspired and on-track to being the best version of yourself!r.

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Best Hospital Bag Items, As Seen By A Midwife!

Hospital bag packing can be daunting but oh so exciting! It can be tempting to overpack to make sure that you have everything you possibly need, but that isn’t always the best way. 

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New Treatment Guidelines For Mastitis

Important Update on Effective Mastitis Treatment Guidelines. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, a global organisation of dedicated healthcare professionals supporting breastfeeding, has recentl...

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The Best Products for Postpartum Recovery

Insights from a Physiotherapist and mum of two! Just like any first time mum my hospital bag was full of instagramable baby outfits, gorgeous swaddles and unnecessary baby items. Who can blame me?...

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The Milk Ejection Reflex Breastfeeding is a beautiful and natural way to nourish your baby while forming a strong bond with them. However, as a new mum, you may encounter challenges along the way. ...

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Breastfeeding Positions Guide for New Mums: Expert Tips From A Midwife

Breastfeed In Comfort As a new mum, one of the most beautiful and essential experiences you'll have with your baby is breastfeeding. It's a unique bond that nourishes your little one while providin...

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Weaning Off Breastfeeding: 10 Tips for A Successful and Stress-Free Experience

WEANING TIPS Weaning off breastfeeding can be an emotional and challenging journey for both mothers and babies. Breastfeeding provides essential nutrients and antibodies to babies, and the process ...

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Meet Our New Breastfeeding Covers, Reusable Nursing Pads & Reusable Menstrual Pads!

Introducing our latest range of breastfeeding and personal care essentials designed to support and enhance your journey through pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood. At BodyICE Woman, we priorit...

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How To Give Your Perineum Some Love After Childbirth!

After a vaginal birth, your perineum might be tender and sore. In those early days after having a baby it is important to take care of your body, especially your perineal area. Read our blog for so...

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Planning a VBAC Birth: A Midwife's Preparation Guide

Tips & Strategies for Planning a VBAC Have you had a caesarean section for your most recent birth and been wondering how to increase your chances of a successful vaginal birth after a caesarean...

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Pain Relief Options in Labour: Which One Is Right for You?

Pain is subjective, meaning it is personal and experienced differently by everyone, with every woman responding and coping in different ways with labour and birth. It’s also a very unique time, in ...

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Early Labour: A Midwife's 7 Tips for a Positive Birth Experience

The early phase of childbirth, also known as early labor, is an essential stage of the birthing process that can last up to 18 hours. During early labor, there are several tips that can help you ma...

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Six Common Discomforts During Pregnancy & How To Relieve Them

Pregnancy is such an exciting chapter, but it can also come with some enormous changes to your body. Hormonal changes of pregnancy can cause discomforts such as morning sickness, breast chang...

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Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy

During pregnancy your hormones cause your ligaments to become loose and relaxed. As your uterus grows, it can tug on these ligaments and stretch them causing spasms. 

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Natural Ways to Induce Labour

As your due date creeps up, you might be wondering how you can help to get the process started and avoid an induction of labour. There are some natural methods that you can try to help you bring on...

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The Fourth Trimester Preparation

The fourth trimester is the first magical (and intense!) 3 months of your baby’s life, where you get to know them as they transition to the outside world and your body changes and heals as you beco...

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Perineal Massage During Pregnancy. The What, Why & How!

Perineal massage is the gentle stretching and manipulating of your perineal tissue using one or two fingers to help prepare these tissues to stretch over your baby's head and body during vaginal de...

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Plant-based Pregnancy Guide

For the expecting mummas who are plant-based, vegan or vegetarian it can be hard to find nutritional information that is relevant and accurate. Naturopath and Plant-Based specialist Bianca Sheedy ...

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Expressing Colostrum

If you are preparing to breastfeed, it is a great idea to learn about the process of your body producing breastmilk, starting with colostrum.