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Self Care

How to treat a headache during pregnancy?

Ahh pregnancy. Say hello to swollen breasts, all-day nausea (seriously, whoever called it morning sickness was a liar!), and suddenly wondering whether or not it’s safe to take medication if you have a headache.  For many pregnant mamas, the change in hormones can trigger headaches, which can be a tricky issue to manage, along with all the other weird and wonderful things going on in the body.  Yep, growing life for nine months is no...

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Self Care

What beauty products can you use when pregnant?

From the moment you first see those two double lines on a pregnancy test, your natural instinct kicks in to protect your growing baby.  During your pregnancy, you’re acutely aware of everything you’re putting in and on your body — from food to beauty products, you probably find yourself studying the labels with intense vigour and you’re more than happy to make beauty product swaps for more natural options with no nasties. Protecting your baby...

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Your Bump

5 signs and symptoms of miscarriage

Trigger warning: This post deals with sensitive subjects such as miscarriage and pregnancy loss. If you or someone you know has been impacted by issues raised in this story, help is always available. Please call the SANDS 24 hour support line on 1300 072 637 or visit their website here. Trying to have a baby can be an anxious time. Between figuring out when your ovulation window is, hoping your partner’s sperm count will be...

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Preparing for birth

What is cord blood banking?

Preparing to give birth can be a daunting time. But for many parents to be, researching all of their options and being armed with the right information can be an empowering strategy to help calm any nerves.  One option your obstetrician or midwife may discuss with you is whether or not you’d like to bank your baby’s cord blood when they are born. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what on earth this means,...

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Prenatal Care

Why all mamas and mamas-to-be need a good maternity bra…

Let’s be real, many of us get bra-fitted a few times throughout our teen and young adult life and then think we are set. We’ve got our favourite bras – we know what shapes, materials and sizes work for us.  But when you fall pregnant… everything changes. Even in those very early weeks of the first trimester, many of us experience sensitive or sore boobs – and suddenly our go-to push-up bra doesn’t look too...

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Prenatal Care

All the ways your boobs may change during pregnancy and postpartum

We’ve all heard the stories about how breasts change during pregnancy… I mean, we know they get bigger, right? But just how much bigger? And when? Do they stay big forever? (We see you, hopeful A-cuppers 🙏🏿) Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum ask so much of a woman’s body – and reveal it to be pretty damn badass (#superwoman). And because their primary purpose is to produce milk to feed babies – not to mention the...

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Twins & Multiples

How does your body change after having twins or multiple pregnancies?

Twins or multiple pregnancies are actually more common now than ever before! This is due to us now having access to reproductive assistants, including fertility drugs, as well as the fact that more women are having babies later in life, as both of these factors increase the chances of multiple pregnancy.  What is a multiple pregnancy? A multiple pregnancy simply means that you are having more than one baby – most commonly, twins or triplets. ...

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Baby Names

The top baby names in Australia for 2022 have been revealed!

The name that has finally knocked Charlotte off the top spot… Picking a name for your baby is perhaps one of the most exciting parts of your pregnancy journey. When it comes to selecting the right moniker for your bub, you want something that will stand the test of time while making sure your little person has their own unique title.  Parents are informed not only by their own taste but of course by what’s...

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Your Support Network

How to cope when you don’t love being pregnant…

Culturally there is almost this expectation that pregnancy should be the happiest time of our lives… In books, TV shows and on Insta we constantly hear about the pregnancy glow, or just how amazing and beautiful pregnancy is.  And don’t get us wrong – many things about pregnancy are beautiful and amazing…but the reality is that many women don’t like being pregnant, or don’t enjoy every aspect of pregnancy. And this feeling can take them...

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infertility

Gemma Peanut’s two year (in)fertility journey

“Going through fertility treatment is so not a failure. But it’s this weird thing where you feel really abandoned by your body, like, you feel let down. And you don’t want to admit it but it’s almost like, “Oh, there’s something wrong with me and my body”” – Gemma Peanut Gemma Peanut, known for her beautifully curated and personable parenting content on Instagram, her photography and Shutterbug photography course, and for her podcast We Don’t...

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Prenatal vitamins

Best vitamins for pregnancy

There are several ways to increase your chances of conceiving, and vitamin intake is high on that list. While the benefit of vitamins is no new revelation, the healthy habit of a multivitamin a day is an easy one to let slide. It’s not uncommon for the pursuit of baby-making to become the catalyst for routine vitamin intake.  If you’re trying to get pregnant, now is a good time to understand what are the best...

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Prenatal Nutrition

What to eat during the first trimester

When you first find out you’re pregnant, after the initial shock and rush of excitement about the reality of a tiny human growing inside your uterus has kicked in, one of the first things you’re likely to think about is: what are the best things to eat in the first trimester? Pretty soon, you might get cravings and even notice a shift in your food preferences. We’ve all heard the stories of midnight Ben and...

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