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What to expect during your labour and baby’s birth

What to expect during your labour and baby’s birth

It can be hard to predict exactly what will happen when a baby is born. Every mother, her pregnancy and her baby are unique. Even women who’ve had a baby before will have a different experience each time. Whether you are having a vaginal or caesarean birth, it will help if you understand what to expect. Be guided by your maternity care provider about what to expect when your baby is born and find out what you can do to prepare. Write up a birth plan and get their help to understand more about your preferences and how to achieve...

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Hospital Bag Checklist

Hospital Bag Checklist

Congratulations on your impending arrival! Needless to say it's been an exciting few months for you. Now that baby's due date is drawing near - it's time to turn your attention to preparing for the arrival. The beginning of your third trimester is a good time to turn your mind to preparing your bag for hospital. You might find that there a few items on the list that you have not come to mind yet such as breast pads or new pyjamas if yours aren't quite looking as fresh as a daisy! Around 34-36 weeks is a good time to...

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Exercise and pregnancy: maintain your fitness and wellbeing

Exercise and pregnancy: maintain your fitness and wellbeing

It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial for our health and wellbeing. Pregnant women are encouraged to exercise which assists our changing body with improved fitness, increased energy and better weight control. Our favourite reason for exercising whilst pregnant is it naturally improves your mood! The physical demands of pregnancy bundled together with increased tiredness can make you feel a little flat. There is nothing like a great exercise session to rejuvenate your body and mind. The best part is you can keep your Belly wrap on during exercise for that extra support.

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