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Free professional advice and support for new parents
Free professional advice and support for new parents

Having a baby, particularly for the first time, can be exhausting, anxiety-inducing, and incredibly isolating. So much time is spent at home recovering, getting to know your baby, and being up...

15 Jun 2022

The value in making new friends after having a baby
The value in making new friends after having a baby

We all know the benefits of having a support network when a baby comes along, but do you feel that you already have enough friends and family in your life, so there’s no need to get out and...

06 May 2022

20 positive affirmations for new mums
20 positive affirmations for new mums

Even with all the best support, love, and education surrounding the postpartum period, life as a new mum is hard. Sometimes it's really hard and all-consuming. The days are long and the nights...

23 Mar 2022

12 things we wish we knew about the fourth trimester
12 things we wish we knew about the fourth trimester

If you’re nearing your due date, or have just brought your precious little love home from the hospital, you’re probably wondering what to expect in those first few weeks and months. Nothing...

17 Feb 2022

What we wish we knew before having a baby
What we wish we knew before having a baby

The three things you will wish you knew - and the ONLY thing you really need to know before having a baby. Working as an Obstetric Social Worker in a busy maternity unit, I am often told by...

31 Aug 2021

A letter from your newborn
A letter from your newborn

Dear mumma, You are my world, my everything. I know that’s a heavy load to carry sometimes, but I promise I won’t always be like this. I’m new to this big wide world, and I want to get...

17 May 2021

Mental health wellness tips for new mums
Mental health wellness tips for new mums

The postpartum period can be identity-altering, messy, painful, exhausting, overwhelming, imperfect, but also magical, exciting, beautiful, and amazing. Every mother and baby (and every day, for...

04 May 2021

Tips to soothe a crying and unsettled baby
Tips to soothe a crying and unsettled baby

While it’s common for newborns to have crying and unsettled periods, sometimes the usual soothing techniques just don’t seem to work if your baby has colic. If you have a baby that cries a,...

05 Feb 2021

To the Mummas who gave birth in 2020
To the Mummas who gave birth in 2020

This has been a year no one could have imagined. People will be talking about 2020 for years and years to come. It’s been a difficult time to have a baby, but mumma, we see you. As we’re...

16 Dec 2020

What your newborn wants you to know
What your newborn wants you to know

If your newborn baby could talk, these are the 10 things they would want you to know. 1. Learn about the fourth trimester from your baby’s perspective Before your baby was born, they were in...

15 Oct 2020

Matrescence: Changes in the brain when becoming a mother
Matrescence: Changes in the brain when becoming a mother

‘Matrescence’, a term coined by medical anthropologist Dana Raphael in 1973, is the massive brain transformation in a woman as she navigates the huge identity shift of becoming a mother. It...

02 Oct 2020

What’s your baby thinking when you talk to them
What’s your baby thinking when you talk to them

Your baby is learning to communicate with you, and at first this might be difficult to recognise. Remember to take your time and slow down so that you are available for these communications when...

24 Mar 2020

What mums wish they knew about newborns
What mums wish they knew about newborns

Are you pregnant with your first baby (or multiple babies), and you really don’t know what to expect when your precious bundle comes along? You’ll no doubt receive advice from other parents...

18 Mar 2020

Fourth Trimester Essentials
Fourth Trimester Essentials

What is the fourth trimester? Have you heard of it? Basically, it’s the idea that the first 3 months after birth are very much an extension of life in the womb for your baby. The concept...

03 Aug 2015

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