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 and wellbeing. This begins right from the start of your pregnancy. An overload of the stress hormone – cortisol – can cross from the mother’s […]
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 on that list. The moment your baby enters the world your life changes, it is amazing. I love looking back on the first photos of […]
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 ligaments, muscles, perineum and pelvic floor, so they can stretch. Studies have shown that over 85% of ladies who have a normal birth suffer from […]
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 nine months of growing a small human with all the grace of a true Earth Mother, what I resemble now is closer to a very ungainly […]
This is the best gift and can be addictive for a pregnant lady. Enjoy your massage! Doing a Pregnancy Hand & Arm Massage in 9 easy steps NOTE: A gentle hand massage will not be firm enough to stimulate any reflexology points. In pregnancy, the wrist and between the thumb and index finger is not […]
5 ways to help you stop snoring during pregnancy This is a dilemma when it happens when you are pregnant and especially whenyou disturb your partner. Many a time I have given a gentle nudge to my husband, thinking I am encouraging him to sleep on his side. Then the frustration,
“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 has “swallowed the breadfruit”! As you can probably envisage, a breadfruit is a large, round fruit that looks something like a melon.
Your skin cells are increasing at an incredible rate to accommodate for your change in body shape. Moisturising and nourishing your skin with pure natural carrier oils will keep a healthy glow and allow the skin to be supple and stretch. Pregnancy and Skin Today’s busy lifestyle is very stressful at times and especially if […]
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 and delighted that Em said that ‘our names were on one of the bedrooms door’.