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Advice, tips, and blogs

Reduce stress and anxiety in pregnancy through relaxation
Tips & Advice 26 Jun

Relaxation in pregnancy – 10 Tips

by Jan Bastard
Why reduce stress and anxiety during pregnancy? Women often feel anxious or stressed when pregnant. When being over anxious all the time the stress can affect the baby’s emotional development...
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Lip Scrub - Sweet Lips Sugar Scrub from Motherlylove
Tips & Advice 15 Jul

7 Benefits and How to Use Lip Scrub

by Jan Bastard
Here is all the information you need to know about sugar lip scrub. Why they’re important! How to use them and their benefits. Make Motherlylove Sweet Lips Scrub an important...
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pregnancy diabetes - testing blood sugars
Tips & Advice 03 Jun

Pregnancy Tips: Gestational Diabetes is not the end of the world. By Emma Cripwell

by Emma Cripwell
When I heard from our doctor 26 weeks into my pregnancy, "You are, unfortunately, a Gestational Diabetic", my heart almost stopped beating.
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Skincare in pregnancy
Tips & Advice 01 Jun

PREGNANT? HELPFUL ADVICE ABOUT SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR PREGNANCY

by Jan Bastard
When pregnant, your hormones bring about amazing changes to your body, hair, skin and almost every part of your body. When you are pregnant you want to feel calm and...
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Tips & Advice 28 May

How to avoid sore nipples when breast feeding

by Jan Bastard
Is expressed hind breast milk was more beneficial than ointments?
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Blog 23 May

Relaxing Hand and Arm Massage for Pregnancy

by Jan Bastard
This hand and arm massage in pregnancy is the best gift you can give a pregnant lady. Warning can be addictive.
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Exercise in Pregnancy
Blog 19 Jan

Exercise during pregnancy is good for both you and baby! by FittaMamma

by alexandra
Whilst you might be offered plenty of conflicting advice about what you can and should do to stay active, experts (including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) agree that you...
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Blog 16 Oct

Top tips for photographing your new baby in hospital/ home by Photographer Jess Wilkins

by jan
Remember to pack your camera If you are expecting and packing your hospital bag or planning your home birth.  I urge you to include a camera, memory card & batteries...
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Preventing Perineal trauma
Tips & Advice 12 Aug

Pregnant? Worried about Perineal tears? Great Tips for you.

by jan
Great Tips you can use to reduce perineal tears When pregnant your body begins to get ready for the birth of your baby, hormones (progesterone and relaxin) are softening your...
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Latest Tips & Advice 27 Jun

“You’re glowing!” – The glamours (or not) of pregnancy

by jan
Don’t get me wrong, nobody could be more chuffed or proud to be pregnant and carrying a precious child than I am. However, as much as I anticipated breezing through...
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HOW TO CONTROL SNORING IN PREGNANCY
Tips & Advice 08 May

Pregnant and Snoring? What To Do? 5 TIPS

by Jan Bastard
5 ways to help you stop snoring during pregnancy This is a dilemma when it happens when you are pregnant and especially when you disturb your partner.
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Blog 23 Apr

“Swallowed the Breadfruit”

by jan
“Oh-oh-oh, so you caught da calypso fevah?!”, closely followed by “Excellent! You swallowed the breadfruit…”. There is a saying in Barbados when a woman falls pregnant – they say she...
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Pregnant why use aromatherapy
Latest Tips & Advice 11 Apr

Pregnant? Natural aromatherapy oils for your pregnancy

by Jan Bastard
In pregnancy moisturising and nourishing your skin with pure natural carrier oils will keep a healthy glow and allow the skin to be supple and stretch.
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Blog 29 Mar

Pregnant in Barbados

by jan
  Seven months previously, our niece and her husband had moved to Barbados to live. We were so happy when the e-mail came from Emma to say she was pregnant...
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Blog 05 Dec

Home Birth Today and 1946

by jan
  Home birth has been in the news recently and after delivering many babies at home in my career as a midwife,
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The importance of Massaging the Perineum in Pregnancy

by jan
  Research has identified that over 85% of women having a normal birth suffer some perineal trauma. My experience as a midwife has found that women are keen to reduce...
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Australian fires brought back African memories

by jan
Burning led me to think of burns and wounds and the healing power of vegetable oils. One important oil being avocado (Persea Gratissima) oil, which has been used for its...
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Planning the biggest journey of your baby’s life – BIRTH

by jan
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smiling in the womb
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Your baby’s smiling and you are still pregnant

by jan
  I love it when a baby reacts with the peek a boo game. They all have such lovely laughs that it makes me laugh. Young, old, female and male...
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