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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Canal Walk | School Holiday | Alice in Wonderland

TweetCanal Walk Theatre Lewis Carroll’s much-loved classic, Alice in Wonderland, returns in a spectacular original musical by award winning duo at the Canal Walk Theatre. We were lucky enough to be invited by Canal Walk to the opening of the show and the kids (as usual) LOVED it. We’ve been previously and this is something they look

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Pregnancy | Baby names I love BUT we won’t be using

TweetSome of the names I love but we won’t be using This tag has been doing its rounds on YouTube forever and I love watching vloggers share baby names they love but won’t be using so I thought I’d share some that I love (why I love them) but we won’t be using. I must

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Pregnancy | Series | My favourite… Apps

TweetOne of the first things I did after finding out (after freaking out completely) I was pregnant was download some pregnancy apps to my phone. Of course, there are tons of apps out there and I tried out a few. But eventually I narrowed it down to my favourites (and deleted the others). So how do we

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Pregnancy | Series | My favourite… Pregnancy books

TweetWelcome to the “MY FAVOURITE” series. This series may become a weekly thing, monthly or I may just post sporadically as I share some of my favourite’s during this pregnancy. For the first part of this series I thought I’d focus on preparing for this baby. Not necessarily body wise but more knowledge is power

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Traveling with Kids: How to survive flying with your kids

TweetFlying with kids For most parents travelling with your children is an amazing experience, but for most of us the flight is the most challenging part of the experience. If you’re a Parent and have booked flights to Cape Town or another destination and have flown with your kids, I salute you. Any form of

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Rise of the Doula: If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it. – John Kennell, M.D.

TweetHave you ever used a Doula or postpartum helper? Since recently finishing off my Doula studies I’ve had many woman ask me about the role that Doula’s play in the birth process and how you’d find a GREAT Doula in your area. The easiest thing I could say is to google Doula’s in Cape Town,

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