Pregnancy & Birth

Ring & Hair Gender Test

Ring Gender Test

Try out the Ring & Hair Gender Test to check the gender of your baby. Take your ring and attach it to one of your hairs. Hold the dangling ring over your tummy while lying down. If the ring swings in a strong circular motion it is a girl, if …

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The 3 Stages of Labour

Stages of Labour

It is always best to go into labour knowing exactly what to expect when, here are the basics of what to expect during the 3 Stages of Labour. Stage 1: Early Labour This stage begins when the cervix begins to soften and open up, this stage is complete when the …

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16 Early Symptoms of Pregnancy

Early Signs of Pregnancy

If you are trying to fall pregnant you are most likely on the lookout for any early symptom of pregnancy. Waiting until your period is missed or until you can take a pregnancy test might feel like forever. If you think you are pregnant check out these early symptoms of …

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9 Natural Ways to Bring on Labour

Natural Ways to Bring on Labour

If you are tired of being pregnant check out these natural ways to bring on labour! 1 Sex Semen contains prostaglandins which can soften the cervix. Sex also produces the hormone Oxytocin which is the labour hormone! 2 Nipple Stimulation When your nipples are stimulated, your body produces Oxytocin – …

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3 Early Signs of Labour

Early Signs of Labour

If you think you’re in labour but not sure, check these early signs of labour: Water breaking A brown or pink mucus discharge known as bloody show which is the mucus plug that blocks the cervix Painful contractions that are regular and intervals are becoming increasingly shorter while contractions become …

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11 Ways to Cope with Pain During Labour

Coping with Labour

If you are worried about how to cope with pain during labour check out these tips. Knowing what to expect during the various stages of labour can help reduce anxiety. Antenatal classes are strongly recommended. Being in good physical condition is important. Exercise gently and regularly throughout your pregnancy, avoid …

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What is a Doula?

Doula

A doula is a labour coach that offers emotional and physical support to a woman and her partner before, during and after childbirth. The word “doula” is a Greek word meaning “woman servant”. Women have complex needs during childbirth. In addition to the clinical aspects of birth, women need consistent, …

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Preparing for birth – making a Birth Plan

Birth Plans

A birth plan refers to your preferences for your birth, both during labour and after the birth. As any woman that has given birth will tell you, it doesn’t always go according to plan when giving birth. However it is still a good idea to give some thought into what …

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Pregnancy the 2nd time around!

Pregnant Tummy

Pregnancy the 2nd time around is so much easier, it is amazing how different it can be! My first pregnancy was tough, the first trimester was easy except for the tiredness and of course going off my prescription meds for bipolar which was rocky to say the least! The second …

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Another SURPRISE!

Positive Pregnancy Test

The last few weeks have been just hectic. First my 18 month old girl got vomiting and diarrhea for first time and what an experience that was – I have never before had anyone vomit in my face! I have also been feeling incredibly exhausted and scatterbrained so having to …

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