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Bonding – the way to her heart and yours

As a mum to both biological children (of the womb) and foster-children (of the heart), the issue of ‘bonding’ with each baby/child has been a topic I’ve held...

Confessions of a doula – what your birth taught me

The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’.  A perfect job description. As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor...

Labour hormones… happy, hippy and horrid

Labor is called labour for a reason, it’s tough work and there’s no getting around it.  However, if someone claimed that you could have a comfortable and swift...

5 Newborn Cues – the Baby Translator

Did you ever see that Simpson’s episode where Homer’s brother invents a baby translator?  It goes on to make sense of Maggie’s baby talk.  ‘Lavish attention on me...

Pregnancy Rules:  What NOT to say to a pregnant woman

Don’t assume a woman is pregnant… EVER!  I learnt this down the aisle of Woolworths.  I’d had three children of my own, so there was no excuse for...

7 Things you didn’t know about breastmilk

Breastmilk is unquestionably the perfect food for young humans as it is specifically designed for them! I really had very little clue as to the value of my breastmilk,...

Weekly feel good story at Australian Chatswood

We had a lovely customer coming today, who bought the sling while ago before delivery and struggled not knowing how to use. After we show her the way...

Breastfeeding – What I wish I could have told myself

Perhaps no one could have prepared me for breastfeeding, even if I had have been a little more tuned in. I mean, If there was a degree obtained through...

Which vaginal-birthing-nut-case said a C-section wasn’t giving birth?

For the most part, the final stretch of pregnancy is spent asking the final down and dirty questions about labour and beyond.  Chats that include formerly un-speakable subjects:...

Hospital Swaggage

Immediately following the arrival of your bundle of joy, you will want to focus on two priorities.  Loving-up with your new babe AND giving your outrageously awesome bod...

Weekly feel good story at Hurstville

Can't find a place to breastfeed bub when you're out and about? A lovely mum visited us today. She couldn't find a comfortable place to breastfeed her new bub....

Get rid of your Grandma Girdle

Get rid of that grandma girdle and move over Nancy Gantz. The times have a-changed… and so it seems has our pre-pregnant form. I remember visiting a friend in...