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How I embraced my post-baby body and self

I’m 21 months post-partum and only now starting to feel like myself again. Only when I became a mom did body consciousness hit me...
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You, me and baby makes three

By Dr Sumayya Ebrahim, psychologist. You and your partner may be in love and have the ideal relationship – and you may think that both...
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What are antenatal classes and are they worth it?

Most antenatal classes focus on improving your skills and confidence as well as preparing you for a positive birth experience. Antenatal classes can help you...
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Laying nutritional foundations

By Kath Megaw, clinical dietitian and founder of Nutripaeds. Recently attending an international breastfeeding conference in France, I was once again awed by nature’s amazing...
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The benefits of breastfeeding

The World Health Organisation promotes exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life. We explore some of the benefits of the...
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Facts & myths about pregnancy nutrition

By Mary Comerce, founder of The Health Coach Academy It is so easy to get confused between the advice of our well-meaning family and friends...
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10 conception & pregnancy facts

Storytelling is part of the human experience but when it comes to your health, it’s best to focus on the facts.  Grandmothers, mothers, sisters,...
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What not to say to a formula-feeding mother

I didn’t plan on formula feeding. I was completely gung-ho about breastfeeding for the first year because we’re advised that “breast is best” and formula...
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How I recovered from my C-section

Just as with natural birth stories, there are both bad and good Caesarean birth stories. Mine was fortunately a good one, so I wanted...
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Nutritional supplements during pregnancy

Expectant moms want the best for their babies but can feel overwhelmed by the often-contradictory information they receive on what is and isn’t good...

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