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Clarissa shares her beautiful birth story...

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Clarissa shares her beautiful birth story...

"My little bub was due on the 15th of May, and like many first pregnancy did not come on that day. Instead on the 18th of May early in the morning I started to go into spontaneous labour. From about midday on the 18th my contractions were regular and I knew that this was it, they weren’t fading and instead getting gradually more painful. That’s when I popped on the tens machine and I used it for the remainder of the day. It really helped with getting me through all the cramping and back aches I was experiencing. That evening...

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OUCH! How am I going to poop after giving birth?

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OUCH! How am I going to poop after giving birth?

There are so many things not talked about before giving birth and discussing your first bowel motion after a vaginal birth, is one of them. When 'down there' is raw, sore and swollen, for some women, the thought of 'going number two's' can be terrifying. With a little help from nature, you can make things so much more comfortable. In the first couple of days after giving birth, drink lots of water and try eating kiwifruit and high fibre foods such as leafy green vegetables. Apples, citrus fruits, lentils, beans, wholegrains and dried fruit are also good options to have on hand. You may need to...

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IMPORTANT HOLIDAY NOTICE

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY NOTICE

Natal Care will be on holiday between 7 - 30 April. My last TENS dispatch will be 6th April. If you would like a TENS while I am away, please order before 6th April. You can book a TENS while I am away but I will have 'blocked out' dispatch dates on my booking calendar. If you wish to purchase from our store, please note that orders will not be dispatched until 3rd May. Thank you for your patience. Jane

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FREE E-Book 'Drug-free Pain Relief...Before, During & After Childbirth'

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FREE E-Book 'Drug-free Pain Relief...Before, During & After Childbirth'

Need some natural remedies for heartburn, swollen ankles or morning sickness?  Want a drug-free birth and need advice on coping with labour pain? Want to help healing your body after giving birth with natural solutions to perineum soreness and constipation? Our e-book is packed full of natural tips, tricks and remedies to help & heal naturally. DOWNLOAD NOW

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The Ultimate Newborn Essentials Checklist

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The Ultimate Newborn Essentials Checklist

We've put together a list of all the essentials you and your little one will need for the first 12 weeks. Sleepy Time Bassinette & Mattress (or cot) Wool/Cotton Blankets Waterproof Mattress Protector Baby Head Shape Support Sleep Sack (wool/cotton) Night Light White Noise Machine Wraps/Swaddles Feeding Time Nursing Pillow Burp Cloths Breast Pads Maternity Bras Nipple Cream Breastfeeding Tops Hot & Cold Breast Pack Bath Time Baby Bath (or regular bath) Wash Cloths Soft Towels Massage Oil Clothing 5 x Newborn Onesies – long/short sleeves (cotton/wool) 5 x 0-3 month Onesies – long/short sleeves (cotton/wool) Warm layers (pants/tops/vests) 5 x Socks...

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