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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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Why It’s So Lonely Being A New Mum

By Dr Nicole Highet When you have a baby, you’re often left wondering why it’s so lonely being a new mum. And that can come as a BIG shock. For most mamas, it hits after the flood of visitors have been and gone, partners have gone back to work (often too …

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5 Ways To Boost Your Wellbeing This Spring

By Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef This year has not been easy, and almost everyone’s mental wellness has taken a hit – you’re probably feeling like you need to boost your wellbeing. Right? One thing a lot of people may not know is that your diet plays an important role in helping …

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R U OK? It’s OK To Not Be OK

By Yakira Giger R U OK? My automatic reply is always “Yes, I’m fine.” *Smile and wave, smile and wave…* But why? Why do we feel so CONCERNED about voicing the way we REALLY feel? When in fact, what we really want to say is: “Actually, no – I’m not. I …

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Why We Must Talk About Mental Health Challenges

By Dr Jenny Brockis Thank you Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles, for having the courage to speak out about your recent mental health challenges. Because the more we speak out about our struggles, the more we normalise talking about our feelings. And the more we normalise our feelings, the stronger …

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4 Reasons Why You Don’t Have To Be Perfect

By Dr Hayley Watson, Clinical Psychologist We live in a world full of “perfect” images – but guess what, you don’t have to be perfect. On social media we see only the positive sides of people’s lives, and it’s easy to get down on ourselves about how we measure up. …

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How To Live A Healthy Life

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Cameron Rogers (aka @freckledfoodie) knows how to live a healthy life… and it’s more than just eating a bunch of superfoods and going for a run. You need to feed your soul, too. Which is why the 29-year-old New Yorker up and left her …

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How To Communicate Better With My Partner

By Gabrielle Nancarrow Wanting to know how to communicate better with your partner during pregnancy? It’s important to maintain strong, open and clear communication with your partner during your pregnancy. And make space to talk about the bigger things that might be lingering in your relationship and could affect your birth, postpartum …