It takes a village to raise a Mother

TweetI have been a mother for 10 years and one of the most important lessons I have learned is that a support system is so important. Perhaps this is something that you only learn – In time, After lots of crying, Once we’re drowning, After we are utterly exhausted We’ve all heard the simple saying

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Birth | Should you hire a birth photographer | How to choose the ONE

TweetHiring a birth photographer There are a many precious moments that make up a life, one of which is the day your child is born. If you know me, you know that I have a very deep and strong passion for pregnancy and birth. Along with this passion comes my love of documenting these memorable

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Pregnancy | Hospital Bag Checklist – For YOU

TweetPacking for the hospital can be tricky. Especially if it’s your very first baby. However if you’re in the position where you’ll be giving birth at a private hospitals you will probably be informed on what to pack during your maternity tour (some hospitals provide a packing for two checklist). Check out Mediclinic’s packing for

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Pregnancy | Skin care | Current skincare routine

TweetSometimes its hard to love the skin you’re in I’ve shared my frustrations with my skin during this pregnancy previously and I’m hoping that some changes I’ve made will help improve the appearance and make me feel a tad bit better. I was breaking out on the sides of my face, my jawline, my forehead.

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Birth | Preparation | Planning a gentle cesarean birth

TweetThat awkward moment when someone finds out you’re opting for a cesarean birth This week I was yet again stunned by a stranger, and not in a good way. This woman had noticed that I was pregnant and actually came over to congratulate me. But then she overstepped the line. What followed was a crap ton

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Birth | The Magical Hour: The importance of uninterrupted contact during the first hour after birth

TweetThe Magical / Golden / Sacred Hour The golden hour is not new to the world of birthing, it is defined as the baby being skin-to-skin on the mother for an uninterrupted hour immediately following birth. In reality, it is so much more than this. As your baby is born (whether vaginal birth or caesarean birth)

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Pregnancy | A few things I plan on doing differently with baby no. 3

Tweet5 Things I plan on doing differently with baby number 3! As parents, we are constantly learning from our mistakes. It’s just part of being a parent. There is no set plan. I recently read a post on Bad Mammy (published May 2017) on things she planned on doing differently with baby number 2. This

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