Blog & Articles

COLIC - OR IS IT?

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Written by Joanne Parkington

 

Babies are often said to be suffering from colic when they are about 2 - 3 weeks old and they begin to cry unconsolably in the late afternoon and continues into the night. This can happen every day for weeks on end and then it suddenly stops as quickly as it started.

😢This is distressing for both the baby and the parents and understandably causes immense anxiety and stress.

The main problem is that parents are looking for answers and a cure - and there isn't on…

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BIRTH SUPPORT DURING COVID 19

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Written by Joanne Parkington

Will I have to give birth on my own?

There are so many stories recently about women being in labour on their own because their birth partners are not being allowed into the birth rooms or there is a delay in them being allowed in (normally when women are being induced) due to Covid 19 restrictions.

The World Health Organisation states very clearly that women should have the ability to have a birth partner with her when she is in labour and for her bi…

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"I WISH I HAD KNOWN" - REFLECTIONS OF A NEW MOTHER

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Written by Katie Goddard, with the words of Anaz N Meka

Fear is something we all feel at some point in our lives - fear of flying, fear of dying, fear of dating, or fear of specific things like phobias.

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Becoming a mother doesn't make it any easier - the fear changes and morphs throughout the journey of parenting your child, or children, and even when they are fully grown with families of their own - its still there, in a different way maybe, but its still there.

Sounds scary doesn't it? It'…

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WAITING FOR THOSE 2 PINK LINES!

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Written by Louise Carter

The two week wait!

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The most frustrating, mind tricking two weeks women have to endure every month while they’re trying to conceive. 


I’ve done both sides of the coin, the two week wait after IVF Embryo Transfer, and years waiting after each natural cycle and I can tell you, that it never gets easier. 


Well, that’s kind of not true. I’ve learned not to get my hopes up too much, and I kind of expect my period to arrive.  


The only times it gets incredibly frustratin…

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THE 12 WEEK WAIT

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Written by Louise Carter

The 12 week wait. Why do we do it? Most people decide to keep their pregnancy under wraps until they’ve hit the 12 week mark, you know, just to be safe. 

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But, safe from what? 

For some, the worry of sharing exciting news and then having to share devastating news if they lose their baby is enough to make them keep it to themselves. For others, the idea of going through a miscarriage in silence is unbearable. 

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You just have to do what feels right with you. 


The pr…

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JUGGLING

MULTIMOM

Written by Louise Carter

The experience of motherhood, parenthood, is vastly different for everyone. Whether you’re in a supportive relationship, a single parent, living with a partner that makes you feel like you’re a single parent, or have plenty of support from your family, the ‘motherhood load’ can still weigh itself upon, statistically speaking, one particular parent. 


My circumstances fit neatly into the ‘living with a supportive parent’ box, very supportive actually, but that doesn’t me…

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LOUISE CARTER BIO

I’m Louise! 

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I’m passionate about empowering women and families, especially during pregnancy, birth and parenthood! 

I fell in love with this world when I was pregnant with my daughter, who’s almost four now. 

I practiced hypnobirthing daily with my husband and we had the most empowered, blissful homebirth. The entire pregnancy fueled my desire to want to help others achieve the birth they want and deserve too, so I’m honored to be part of the Birth Like a Boss Team, amongst some super insp…

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POSTNATAL SELF CARE

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Written by Louise Carter

You did it, you brought your tiny human into the world; and no matter how you did it, you’re a warrior! 


Now your physical body is in need of some tender loving care in order for it to heal. Even if you escaped any kind of tearing, you’ll still most likely be a bit tender down there, and internally, there’s also a lot going on. 


Your uterus is now shrinking back to its former size, ( did you know during pregnancy your uterus stretches to about 500 times its pre pregna…

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MISSING OUT ON THE JOY OF PREGNANCY DUE TO HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM

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Written by Louise Carter

You’re finally pregnant!

You’re filled with unbelievable excitement and dreams and expectations of pregnancy glow and beautiful maternity outfits, photoshoots and proudly showing off your bump to the world…

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Then you’re overwhelmed with the most intense sickness you’ve ever experienced, and worst of all, everyone thinks it’s ‘just morning sickness’. 


This was my life for almost 9 months. My husband and I had tried for years for a child, I was diagnosed with stage 4 …

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CHRONIC WORRYING

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Written by Louise Carter


New parents find, especially in those early days, that they are haunted by worries.

It can be overwhelming when the realisation washes over you that this is the beginning of a lifetime of worrying about your child or children.

Will it ever stop? Will I be a neurotic mess worrying excessively for the rest of my days? How will my mind ever relax again? 


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Sure enough, the days roll around when we aren’t worrying about every little thing. It kind of creeps up on y…

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