Confessions of sleep deprived parents

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Sleep deprivation is a killer isn’t it? I mean actual torture! Being sleep deprived is not just about feeling a bit tired, it’s way more than that as any parent will well know. New parents will steal just four hours and 44 minutes of sleep in an average night during the first year of their […]

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Busting 4 myths about being a mother

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Females are often hardwired to nurture, give advice, and at times judge. We are all human at the end of the day and we each have our flaws, and our preferred ways of doing things, but sometimes the advice we get, or maybe a comment we have overheard really gets to us. There is no […]

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How do you beat the baby blues?

PND

Although having a baby can be the most incredibly happy time of your life, it’s not uncommon to feel an overwhelming sadness or anxiety after the birth of your baby. On average 11 to 20% of women suffer from postpartum depression each year. If you are feeling emotional, anxious, moody or have a change in sleep […]

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How strong is your pelvic floor?

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How much do you know about your pelvic floor? Firstly, in order to tackle pelvic floor issues, you will need to know what the pelvic floor actually is. Pelvic floor muscles are the layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs and span the bottom of the pelvis. The pelvic organs are the bladder and bowel in […]

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Milestone Myths: what should babies do when?

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From the moment we become parents we are met with comments from friends, family, professionals and random strangers regarding their views of our babies and their milestones. Little Johnny and Jemima should be smiling, sleeping through the night, rolling over, sitting up, eating solids, walking and talking by x weeks or months, otherwise it’s not […]

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How a gentle exercise regimen helps you get rid of that postpartum belly

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The thought of performing hundreds of crunches to get rid of the post-baby pouch is really irritating, but apparently you don’t actually need them to get back pre-partum, flat belly. Crunches are actually thought to be ineffective to tone the abs as they only work on outer abdominal muscles without strengthening the underlying muscles first […]

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