How To Spot The Signs Of Postnatal Depression






Having a baby is a time of immense change in your life. Being pregnant, preparing to be a parent and actually becoming a parent are new and unknown. It’s a time that can be very stressful and difficult to navigate. When you become a new parent it can be hard to talk openly about having negative feelings because you can feel pressured that everything should be marvellously under control and you should be constantly happy […]

How to cope with pregnancy hormones






  When you are pregnant your body will change more than ever before. Your altered hormone levels can affect your mood and emotions as well as physically affecting your body. Remember that it is the job of your hormones to help regulate the many changes taking place which will enable your baby to grow and you to go through labour and give birth. Some of the most significant hormones in pregnancy are oestrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, […]

How to Manage Pain During Childbirth






There’s simply no way around it — having a baby hurts. While everyone’s birth story will be different, we can’t promise you it will be completely free of discomfort. Today, however, there are multiple options available to help you manage this pain and get through your delivery as comfortably as possible. Causes of Pain During Childbirth It’s important not to let fear about the pain of giving birth put unnecessary stress on you during your […]

Safe Ways to Manage Pain During Pregnancy






During pregnancy, you’re likely to experience common aches and pains from time to time, but how you remedy them is very important. While your baby is in utero, you won’t have all the same options you normally would, which means coping with pain can be more tricky. That being said, you aren’t relegated to nine months without any sort of relief. With a little research and planning, you can safely manage pain throughout your pregnancy […]

How to Support Your Recovery After Delivery






Delivering your baby is an incredibly beautiful experience that really demonstrates how amazing the human body is. This experience is also quite a traumatic one on the body. While that isn’t meant to scare you, it’s important to know what to expect and how to help your body heal properly after delivery. There are different steps to take based on whether you had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean/c-section to ensure proper postpartum recovery. Vaginal […]

7 Different Birthing Positions to Explore for Delivery






When it comes to the position of your body, there is more than one way to give birth. Women around the world have long used different positions to deliver babies in a way that is safe for both mother and child. The most important things are your comfort as well as the safety of you and your child. If you think sitting halfway up with your feet in the stirrups is the only way to […]

How to Deal With Abdominal Separation






Abdominal separation is a painful condition that can affect women during the late stage of their pregnancy and greatly impact comfort and mobility in the early days of motherhood. Thankfully, there are things you can do to prevent it from occurring and encourage healing and strengthening if it does. Also known as diastasis recti or diastasis recti abdominis, abdominal separation occurs when the two large panels of the abdominal muscles, which run parallel to each […]