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How to choose the best cot for YOU!

When I was pregnant with our boys now ages 10, 4 & 3 (that's making me feel old) I'd spend ages trawling the worldwide web planning out a nursery space for them. I call it a 'nursery space' because they always start off in our bedroom, right beside me. Can I confess something though - the little snuffly noises they make when they sleep drive me bonkers. I don't find it very cute. I guess you're about to find out! I'm not a very patient person so I was always very pleased when the sonographer could tell me what gender the baby was because this meant I could get into planning aka SHOPPING!!! For transparency if you didn't know Jeremy (my...

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Five Instagram pages you should be following right now during COVID-19

We've just done two weeks of lockdown. Well done New Zealand. I am a VERY proud Kiwi. I haven't had the call up to work some midwifery hours just yet but I will go when they need me. New & expectant mothers are very much at the forefront of my thoughts right now. To help alleviate some anxiety here are five Instagram accounts I recommend you follow while we are at home saving lives! Morgan Edwards is a lead obstetric anaesthetist  whose fire you will feel as follow along. She's committed to women's health & daily she shares pertinent information relative to COVID. I can see she is tired as she relentlessly battles but I'm grateful The Baby Bag are an...

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Chia Pudding Recipe

I always get nervous when thinking about what to serve up on workshop night. Truth be told - I'm not a very good cook! Helllllloooooo Hello Fresh - that service has saved my behind, time & time again. Anywho, these chia puddings were a real hit a the last workshop & what I love is they include the superfood chia seeds. These magical little seeds are an ingredient in both of our lactation bars & considered to be a food that aides breastfeeding women, for some it can boost breast milk supply & they're also a great source of calcium, fibre, fatty acids & more. I can't take full credit for the recipe - I mostly followed along Nadia Lim's...

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Wondering what you should include in your hospital bag?! Here are my recommendations

With a quick google you'll quickly discover that there is an enormous amount of recommendations all across the internet but over the years as I've observed women come in to delivery suite most aren't quite sure what they should bring. Generally you'll stay somewhere between 12 hours & 2 days in hospital or at a birthing unit & I definitely think less is more & "just in case" items should be left out. Here are my suggestions;⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You'll need an overnight sized bag. I'm not gonna lie, I do giggle on the inside when I see women turn up with a large suitcase. I know thats kinda mean but trust me - you don't need a large suitcase. A good sized overnight bag or...

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