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Caesareans - Not A Cop Out

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Caesareans - Not A Cop Out

When we think of birth, we think of babies coming out of vaginas – right!? My obstetrician told me that the ideal kind of birth is a straight-forward vaginal birth. And I agree.  But what happens when there’s complications? There are many options here – and caesarean section births are one of them. My obstetrician labelled c-sections as the second most favourable birth (with the most difficult births being a traumatic vaginal delivery and a long labour trying for a vaginal delivery that ends up with a caesarean – meaning the mother needs to recover from both labour and major...

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MY TOP 3 // Pregnancy Must Haves

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MY TOP 3 // Pregnancy Must Haves

Maternity Tights I live in tights. Pretty much every day. So when my regular tights got too tight for my growing belly, I went straight to Active Truth because I love their non maternity products so much. The tights are fabulous. Even when they were relatively loose around my tiny bump - they stayed up. Now at 28 weeks they're still perfect, and there's room to grow! Hydralyte In early pregnancy, I couldn't get hydrated. I'd drink so much and the baby was obviously stealing it all for herself (greedy thing!). I'd only ever used hydralyte when I was sick or...

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MY TOP 3 // No Cook Vego Meals

MY TOP 3 // No Cook Vego Meals

(I lied - you need one single pan in the 3 meals) All of these meals are vegetarian, but have a meat add on or supplement. Rice Paper Rolls You Will Need: Your choice of salads (I used avocado, cucumber, carrot, coriander and mint and vermicelli noodles. Bean sprouts are fantastic, but on the no list for pregnancy) Protein. (I use tofu. I used prawns for Matt) Dipping sauce - soy, chilli, garlic, ginger Rice Paper Chop all of your ingredients into thin strips and place in the middle of your rice paper (dip the hard rice paper into hot...

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Anxiety and Pregnancy

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Anxiety and Pregnancy

I won't lie, from before conception I was worried about how I would cope with pregnancy and having a child. Having generalised anxiety means I worry about everything and over think every aspect of life. So when my life grows to include a plus one, living in my womb - that shit can get even trickier, right!?  Right. Especially when I had to stop taking 2 of the 3 medications that had previously helped me manage my anxiety, due to pregnancy risks. "Can I cope without them?" ran through my head constantly. The short answer is yes.  Anxiety Trigger 1:...

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FebYOUary

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FebYOUary

The month to focus on you. Self love. Self care. Me, me, me, meeeeeeeee. Awwwwww yeahhhh! Self prioritising behaviour was once seen as selfish, but we now know it's NEEDED for us to perform at our best. Fill. That. Cup. Uppppp. 5 ideas of what you can do this month to look after the most important person in your life. (Hint: it's YOU!) Buy yourself something nice. Hop online or head in store and buy yourself something. It might be an $8 pair of undies or a $200 dress - but make sure it's something just for you! A house...

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