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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...
The Children Of The Pandemic

The Children Of The Pandemic

Children’s Mental Health Week It’s Children’s Mental Health Week and the theme is Express Yourself. I wrote a short post on my Instagram previously, titled The Children Of The Pandemic, describing my son’s disappointment when he found out that his planned trip...
10 Top Tips For Starting Solids

10 Top Tips For Starting Solids

Starting solids can be a daunting as well as exciting time for parents. Here are my top 10 tips for starting solids. 1. Introduce a wide variety of tastes It’s important to introduce a wide variety of tastes to encourage a varied diet in the future. Babies...
10 Baby Feeding Products To Help Introduce Solids

10 Baby Feeding Products To Help Introduce Solids

There are so many baby feeding products out there to help introduce solid foods to your baby. It can be difficult to decide which ones to purchase and there are always new products on the market. In this post, I have also included features that I look for when buying...
Common Food Choking Hazards

Common Food Choking Hazards

This post follows on from my earlier post “Introducing Solids”. If you have ever seen a choking child, it is pretty scary and one of my top worries as a parent. You may be surprised by some of the things on the list, or perhaps you are already aware of...
Introducing Solids

Introducing Solids

Introducing solids is often referred to as “weaning” and feels like a milestone moment for many parents. I personally love weaning because I love food and feel excited to introduce a world of new flavours. Not everyone loves the process though, especially...
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