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Push it real good! What does pushing a baby out ACTUALLY feel like?

It’s the mother of all questions: What does it actually feel like to give birth and push a baby out of your vagina? Now if you’re reading this article, chances are you’re probably about to embark on your own childbirth journey and doing a little (or a lot) of research as to what exactly you can expect when the big day finally arrives.  The short answer? There is no way to predict how giving birth...

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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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The 15 essentials every mum needs in their hospital bag

You’re almost at the finish line! You’re in your third trimester and the reality of giving birth and at last meeting your precious baby for the first time is quickly approaching. Now that you’ve probably done most of your essential baby wardrobe shopping and are likely putting together the finishing touches on your baby’s nursery (if they have their own room), it’s a good idea to think about your hospital bag.  Kiindred Mothercraft Expert, Chris...

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Recovering from a traumatic birth

Whilst you may have had a clear birth plan or certain hopes and dreams for how your little one would enter the world, things (as we know) don't always go to plan. Of course we know this is something you can't truly plan...

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Matrescence: The birth of the mother…

When a woman is pregnant there is so much focus on her wellbeing and how she is feeling and coping along the way. Then she has the baby the focus seems to immediately switch to the baby. How is the baby sleeping...

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