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Pregnancy and Postpartum Exercise During Lockdown

By Katherine Baquie, physiotherapist and founder of FitNest Mama Ongoing lockdowns are making it more and more difficult for pregnant and new mothers to access the healthcare they need. Hospital birth education classes have been cancelled. Anxious pregnant women are facing added challenges in needing to negotiate prenatal appointments by themselves. And …

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How To Keep Mentally Healthy During This Pandemic

By Jaimie Bloch, Australian Clinical Psychologist This second year of the pandemic has hit harder. And it is been felt a lot more intensely. So it’s never been more important to know how to keep mentally healthy during this pandemic. We are ALL experiencing pandemic fatigue. And when the body and …

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Feeling Overwhelmed By Motherhood?

By Natalie Bascur Life is unpredictable, even more so when you have kids – so I don’t blame you if you’re feeling overwhelmed by motherhood. It’s time to simplify your life lady, and prioritise your time so there’s not too much on your plate [even when it feels like everyone is piling more …

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How The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting New Mums

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Mothers birthing their babies right now – in the midst of this global pandemic – I see you. I had my baby boy in March. And it was an uncertain and anxious time. So it’s not surprising that new research confirms that the COVID-19 pandemic …

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5 Practical Calming Techniques For Kids Who Worry

By Tammi Kirkness If you’re needing to help your littles find calm and release their worries more these days, you are not alone – here are some practical calming techniques to try at home. Remember, we are living through a strange time in history right now, and many of us are worried, so …

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5 Ways to Sleep Your Way to Better Mental Health

By Stephanie Centofanti You’d think COVID-19 lockdowns would mean staying in bed and just opening up the laptop, casually working while knocking back double espressos all day. BUT working from home becomes tiring AF (surprisingly). After a day of being glued to a screen, being ‘always on’ in long Zoom meetings, and …

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In a Funk? Here’s How to Feel Like Yourself Again

By Fran Dargaville, Functional Nutritionist Feeling a bit bleh? I get it. It’s been a LOOONG year and 2020 has thrown us more than its fair share of curveballs. This means many of our routines have been tossed in the bin, especially working from home. Anyone who has been working …

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How Breastfeeding Mums Are Being Supported Through a Pandemic

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor When you’re pregnant or have a new baby, sometimes all you want (and need) is help. But due to Rona restrictions and border closures, it feels like we’ve had to navigate this tricky time alone. And sometimes we have literally been going it alone… …

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Kids Driving You Mental? Send Them On A Virtual Vacay

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Between closed borders, travel restrictions and lockdowns, families have had to put their usual holidays on hold… and kids errrywhere are driving their parents crazy! So if you’re in desperate need of a family getaway, but can’t get out, there are cool new ‘mini-escapes’ you …