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5 Warning Signs of Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

By Ruby Matley Perinatal Anxiety and Depression is important, because your mental health matters. And it is a crucial element of prenatal care. For many women, pregnancy can be an emotional time. We can go through ups and downs as we enter new phases over the nine months. Worrying about the …

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How to Practise Self-Care During Pregnancy

By Ruby Matley Pregnancy is the perfect time to give yourself a little lovin’ and care and take time for you, mama. Because let’s be honest, pregnancy can wear you down… especially if you’re riding the waves of nausea and fatigue! So now is a perfect time to be kind …

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4 Things You Need To Know About When You’re Pregnant

By Kate Save, clinician dietitian A healthy pregnancy comes down to a healthy YOU. How you treat your body pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after you’ve given birth can all have affects on your baby. So eating the right foods, knowing what to avoid, and what vitamins are essential and safe are all …

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5 Easy Ways to Practise Self-Care

By Lizzie Bland It’s been a long year. So if you’re feeling like you need to lay down for like a week, you need these easy ways to practise self-care. Because it’s a well-known fact that you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of others [you …

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Overcoming Postnatal Anxiety and Depression… Twice

By Kelly, PANDA Champion This is my story of how I recovered from Postnatal Anxiety and Depression not once, but twice. It started when I was 20 weeks pregnant I lost my job and unfortunately, it didn’t end well. The next 20 weeks I had at home and while I …

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Newborn Sleep Making You Crazy? This Will Change Your Life

By Mama Disrupt® and ergoPouch As a new mum, do you sometimes feel restricted, like your life literally revolves around the newborn sleep schedule? Some days it feels impossible to make plans or to even leave the house because your baby will have disrupted sleep. Well we’re here to tell you …

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Premature Baby Born In A Pandemic?

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor It’s been a challenging 18 months, and everyone is feeling it. Especially the mothers who have given birth to a sick or premature baby during this pandemic. My second baby was born 12 months into this sh*tshow of a pandemic, and it was overwhelming …

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11 Signs You Might Have Postnatal Depression And Anxiety

By Cheryl Fingleson Adjusting to parenthood is tough going and it’s natural for parents – both mums and dads – to feel overwhelmed by their new normal. But when the baby blues last longer than a few weeks or so, it’s important to consider whether postnatal depression or anxiety has …

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5 of the Best Homemade Body Scrubs

Homemade body scrubs are inexpensive and super-easy to make. Perfect for busy mamas to squeeze in a pamper sash, because… #selfcare. PLUS, you know exactly what you are putting on your skin – no nasties, no additives, just simple everyday ingredients you have at home. Time for some self love, …

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What to do when Preparing for Birth

By Ruby Matley This is it! Everything leads to this. Preparing for BIRTH. You may be feeling anxious, excited, cautious and impatient in the lead up to birth, these are all normal. Don’t put expectations on yourself when it comes to the type of birth you want, mama – just …