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Postpartum Belly Wraps After C-Section

Postpartum Belly Wraps After C-Section

In some cultures, the practice of using postpartum abdominal binders or “belly wraps” has been around for centuries. Whether it is a scarf wrapped around the tummy or a more specific post-surgical binder, many women use one hoping that it will be of benefit – but do...
10 Tips To Help C-Section Recovery

10 Tips To Help C-Section Recovery

C-section recovery will vary from one person to the next and from C-section to C-section, for those of us who have had more than one (!). Recovery from an emergency C-section may be longer than if it were a planned C-section, and this is certainly true of my own...
Planning For An (Im)Perfect Birth

Planning For An (Im)Perfect Birth

I have to admit that as a paediatrician attending deliveries, I was a bit apprehensive about giving birth. That probably wasn’t helped by the fact that I was working on a NICU during the last trimester of my first pregnancy. The nature of my job meant that I was...
Endometriosis: Not Just A Pelvic Disease

Endometriosis: Not Just A Pelvic Disease

I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014 after years of symptoms. I had severe period pains since I was a child and had been given a diagnosis of primary dysmenorrhoea which basically means period pains that are not the result of an underlying medical condition. In...
5 Tips For Feeding A Baby With CMPA

5 Tips For Feeding A Baby With CMPA

It wasn’t easy going dairy-free when my first son was diagnosed with CMPA. The options back then were far more limited than they are now and I was surprised at the number of times I was accidentally given dairy whilst trying to remain dairy-free. In one...
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