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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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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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PREPARE YOUR PERINEUM - HOW TO USE YOUR PERINEAL MASSAGE OIL

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PREPARE YOUR PERINEUM - HOW TO USE YOUR PERINEAL MASSAGE OIL

If you’re reading this you’re most likely in your third trimester, and first of all we just want to let you know you are doing an incredible job and so is your body. Secondly, if you're ready to give perineal massage a go but you’re not quite sure where to start, don’t worry we’ve got you mama! A great time to begin is around or after 34 weeks. (If you find out about perineal massage later in your pregnancy, it is totally fine to start anytime after 34 weeks). It’s good to try massaging your perineum 2-3 times a week...

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Natasha shares her birth experience with TENS

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Natasha shares her birth experience with TENS

When considering my birth preferences, I wanted to have a natural labour without medical intervention, unless medically required. My midwife recommended TENS to me and I must admit I was sceptical at first, wondering if it would be worthwhile. I went on the Natal Care website and read the reviews from other families and decided to give it a go, given the minimal investment required.  The machine arrived promptly with clear instructions and a seamless returns process. The instructions and reviews indicated the earlier the TENS is used, the better. So, when my waters broke, my partner promptly helped me...

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