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Ultimate postpartum care kit checklist for new mamas

This ultimate postpartum care kit checklist is a reminder for you lovely new mamas that self-care is important! Caring for your newborn baby is a full-time job, but you also need to make a little time to take care of your postpartum body. I had zero clue what postpartum me would struggle with before having …

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31 useful pregnancy hacks all expectant ladies need to know 

Pregnancy is an exciting time but it can also be challenging, so it’s good to have hacks to help you along the way to your due date! When you’re expecting there can be quite a few challenges that crop up which take you by surprise.  In my first pregnancy I was shocked at how exhausted …

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20 essentials you should have bought by the third trimester

Wondering what you need to buy in the third trimester of your pregnancy? This is the ultimate checklist for what you need to have bought before your due date.  These are the items you will need for your last few days before your baby is born as well as the must-have stuff for your baby’s …

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Sweet and funny quotes for announcing pregnancy 

Searching for the right words to announce your pregnancy to friends and family? These sweet and funny quotes for announcing your pregnancy are the perfect way to let the world know your happy news.  You could choose to use these quotes in a caption for a post on Instagram. Or you could use them on …

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What not to do after giving birth

There’s an avalanche of advice for what to do after you give birth but what about the things you definitely should NOT do after giving birth? Caring for your baby after giving birth is actually straight forward in terms of the number of responsibilities that you have. Your baby needs help with:  Feeding Comfort  Sleep …

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Prepare for baby with the ultimate pregnancy to-do list

This is your ultimate pregnancy to-do list featuring all of the key things you need to get done before baby arrives! We’ve broken it down by trimester so that you can plan month by month what you need to be doing and prepare for what’s coming up.  This simple list of all the essential things …

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How to sleep during pregnancy (for exhausted mamas-to-be)

Wondering how you can get a good night’s sleep when you’re pregnant? It’s so frustrating when you’re completely exhausted, and you know you need to sleep, but you just can’t get a decent stretch at night.  There are many things that conspire against you when it comes to trying to get to sleep during your …

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30 simple make-ahead freezer meals for expectant mamas

When it comes to preparing for your baby’s arrival, one of the best things you can do is stock your freezer with make-ahead meals.  When you have your baby, the last thing you will want to do is spend hours cooking.  Spending a little bit of time while you’re pregnant preparing meals you can freeze …

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9 tips for enjoying Christmas when you’re pregnant

Being pregnant at Christmas is exciting, but there can also be a whole lot of pressure at this time of year.  While the impending arrival of your newborn baby will make the festive season feel that bit more special, you’ve got loads of other things to think about too.  From buying and wrapping presents to …

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How to write a birth plan your midwife will love

Making a birth plan before you go to hospital is a great way to prepare yourself mentally for labour.  Going through your key decisions point by point can help to prepare you for all of the stages of labour.  Although there are no guarantees what type of birth you will have, by writing down your …

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Can raspberry leaf tea shorten labour?

Whether you’re overdue or just looking to speed up labour, the idea that a simple cup of raspberry leaf tea could make giving birth easier is pretty appealing! So can sipping on red raspberry leaf tea, or taking a supplement in tablet form, help to make labour shorter and easier? One study found taking raspberry …

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What happens straight after you give birth: The golden hour

Pregnant mamas-to-be are told a lot about giving birth, but not much is said about those precious minutes after having your baby.  The first 60 minutes after delivering your newborn is known as the “golden hour”.  It’s called this because it’s a crucial time for your to bond and get your baby off to a …

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How to prepare for baby number two

So you’re expecting baby number two! Congratulations! With your older child set to become a sibling this is an exciting time for them and for you.  Hopefully with the second pregnancy you are feeling a little more confident with what to expect, although having two kids to deal with is still a daunting prospect.  If …

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18 first trimester must-haves for pregnant ladies

Even though its early days for your pregnancy, there are a few first trimester must-haves that can make your life easier.  After getting a positive pregnancy test the first instinct is to rush out and buy as many cute baby clothes as you can fit into your home.  But top of your agenda should be …

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