• Increasing breastmilk supply

    Breastmilk supply....what worked for you? I found that when I had my first son, I had an over supply - more milk than my baby could handle. That d...
  • Perineal tear prevention and cervical preparation for birth.

    Tear prevention and cervical preparation for birth..Studies have shown that perineal massage from 34 weeks can reduce the likelihood of tearing du...
  • What is amniotic fluid made of?

    What is amniotic fluid made of? Well it's composition actually changes midway through the pregnancy..Initially, the fluid is comprised of wa...
  • Postpartum pain relief

    Postpartum pain relief.After having a baby you might need to take some pain relief for one reason or another. It could be that you've had stitches...
  • Ways to boost iron naturally in pregnancy

    If you have been told your iron levels are low or you want to prevent them from dropping, it's good to eat plenty of foods with a natural iron source.
  • Pain relief options in childbirth

    Here are some of the pain relief methods commonly used during birth.
    Water- you dont have to give birth in water to benefit from in. Just spending your labour in the warm pool can help make you feel more relaxed. Some women opt for a waterbirth but many will use water simply to ease the contractions and then get out for the birth
  • Cervix progression to birth

    Active labour! This usually begins when a womans cervix is 4cm dilated AND she is having strong regular contractions every few minutes.
  • Breastmilk- Colostrum amounts in the first few days

    In the first 24 hours, your baby will feed frequently to encourage your full milk to come in at around day 3 or 4. This might be every hour, half hour or 2 hours - it is not predictable. Some babies literally only feed a few times in the first 24 hours. 
  • Transition in labour - The baby is coming!

    Many women can remember the point at which they were in the transition stage. It often comes in the form of "I can't do it anymore, cut this baby out of me now!" Or "I know I said I didn't want an epidural but I need it!"