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Resolve your baby's feeding and sleeping issues with the help of a Mothercraft Nurse – it's good for the whole family! "My baby is 3 months old. I rock him for over an hour to get him to sleep and then he only sleeps for 30 minutes. I've read books and tried everything I see on Facebook forums and hear at Mother's Group. No one else seems to be hav...
Today's story is about Chloe and the jelly plug – also known as the cervical mucus plug and not to be confused with children's party food. Chloe often provided the rest of the prenatal exercise class with entertainment and this night was no exception. Before she had even put her bag down or changed into her workout clothes she announced – with a lo...
Research suggests a healthy diet and adequate sunlight during pregnancy could help reduce the likelihood of bub developing learning difficulties. Many parents worry about the possibility of ADHD, autism, dyslexia and other learning difficulties in their unborn child, especially with what appears to be a rise in the number of kids experiencing these...
Today we how talk with Dr. Erin Hawkins about when and how a Chiropractor can help mum to be and her growing bub – and it's not just about alleviating a sore back. Before pregnancy The Chiropractor's role in pregnancy care actually begins before conception. In fact, the ideal time to have your pelvis assessed for any imbalances and restriction...
The ultrasound; for Doctors it means vital medical feedback; for a mum to be like Alison it meant, "Wonder and excitement, little faces and little fingers, it was magic". Believe it or not ultrasound was first used for clinical purposes in Glasgow in 1956. Obstetrician Ian Donald and engineer Tom Brown developed the first prototype systems based on...
Today' story is about Sue and oedema – more commonly understood as fluid retention in the hands, ankles and feet. Sue was the mother of a more complicated pregnancy – twins at 42, and by 30 weeks she was also experiencing some extra special conditions – gestational diabetes and higher blood pressure. For the safety of her and the babies as she appr...
Research suggests reducing stress during pregnancy is important for baby's motor development. Have you ever thought about meditating and just never got around to it? You think it's a great idea and you are pretty sold on the health benefits but… week after week it gets added to your to do list and never actually gets done. Well, if you are pregnant...
Today we ask Naturopath and Nutritionist Sally Officer do coffee lovers need to give up their habit during pregnancy. The good and the bad in a cuppa There's no doubt that coffee is enjoyed by many of us and has become a daily ritual. Coffee's ability to improve concentration, mood and energy levels makes it a difficult habit to brea...
Today we are talking to Counsellor Ginette Lenham about perfect pregnant bodies, and that includes yours. Pregnancy comes in all different shapes and sizes!  Well, strictly speaking mostly just in the round shape variety, but the size varies from person to person. Just like we are all different to start off with, due to our genetics and t...
Today's story is about Natalie and abdominal separation - which is also known by the name of diastasis recti.  Natalie has always loved exercise and enjoys staying fit and lean. Most women have what they consider their best feature – it could be their eyes, legs, smile or booty. For Natalie it was her flat tummy. Once she was past the 'I just ...
Did you know your exercise history affects your pelvis during pregnancy? For months or years your motivation to set off on that morning run, walk into the aerobics studio, or bounce onto the netball court, might have been to feel fit, look good in a bikini, or for the joy of team sports. How would you feel if I told you all that sweat and burn...

 

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