Archive of ‘Pregnancy’ category

Miscarriage Story: Suzi

I was 13 when I had my miscarriage (July 2004). I was exceptionally young but I was one of those girls who fell in love with a boy (only a tiny bit older) and submissed to everything he said; so I wouldn’t lose him. My Mum had left the city and my Dad was overseas a lot… […] Read more…

Birth Story: Claire Bettesworth

My ‘due date’ came and went, I felt like a little girl waiting for Christmas. Finally, 13 days past when I was due, Oliver was born. Here is his birth story.. I had been experiencing pre-labour warm-ups (Braxton Hicks) for several days, I knew that this was my body warming up for the birth and […] Read more…

Birth Story: Meagan Alison

Hi, my name is Meagan Alison, this is my birth story… I had an amazing pregnancy, everything went perfectly except for morning sickness in the beginning, i started showing at 12weeks, and grew quite big and always looked alot bigger then anyone else due the same time. In the last few weeks of my pregnancy, everyone who didnt know, […] Read more…

Birth Story: Janelle Baine

When my midwife ordered me an additional scan at 28 weeks, I was comforted by the fact that my midwife was taking extra precautions because my baby was measuring small for my dates. The day before this I was in tears because my doctor called and told me that there was protein in my urine […] Read more…

Birth Story: Tanya Douglas

I have 2 birth stories. With baby number 1 I ended up in hospital at about 28 weeks with pre eclampsia, ended up being induced at 32 weeks. Induced at 9am, 1pm, 4pm. at 2.15am my waters broke and I ended up with an epidural, midwife was monitoring closely as they were worried that baby would become distressed. Ended […] Read more…

Mum breast feeding her baby

Feeding and Attachment

While the importance of what we feed our children cannot be underestimated, from an attachment point of view, it is how we feed them that is most important. Each feeding is just a moment that can be easily overlooked, but these moments of loving interaction string together to form the basis of a lifetime of […] Read more…

Too Fat to be Pregnant

Too fat to be Pregnant Written by Jocelyn Brewer from Mama’s Style First… I’ve always been “big”. Second… maybe I always will be. Third… I’ve pretty much accepted it.  We knew (or rather my husband was told) that we were going to start a family as soon as we were married, so we were over […] Read more…

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Sleep and Attachment

Night waking in babies serves many healthy and protective functions. It allows frequent feeding and the intake of needed nutrition for growth; it creates the opportunity for emotional reconnection and stimulation of optimal brain development; and it is potentially protective against SIDS, allowing babies to avoid long periods of time in deep sleep that can […] Read more…

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How to Breastfeed Guide

Successful breastfeeding takes time, patience and practice. Correct positioning and attachment are essential. It is normal for nipples to be tender in the first 7–10 days, while breastfeeding is established. The area in and around the nipple is full of nerve endings which stimulate the brain to let-down the milk. Sore nipples that continue into the breastfeed […] Read more…

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Your Guide to Stages of Labour

Every labour is different so there’s no set rule about when to go to the hospital. Generally it’s best to call your midwife or the hospital first so they can assess whether they think it’s time for you to go in. If this is your first baby, you should call when your contractions are five […] Read more…

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