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Secrets to enjoying parenthood

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So, what are the secrets to enjoying those first few weeks of being a parent? In fact, not just the first few weeks but months and years….. Look after yourself – that includes looking after yourself in pregnancy, through birth and the postnatal period – ensure you are eating well, taking the opportunities to rest, […]

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Expectations and Realities of Parenthood

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I’m looking forward to delivering the Preparing for Parenting classes throughout 2016 – class dates are now being published for the start of the year. Throughout all the topics we will be reflecting on the expectations and realities of parenting.  Why am I doing this? What is the purpose of this? What I believe strongly […]

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Nothing can prepare you for this

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There is NOTHING that can prepare you for parenting – how many times have we said it, felt it, heard it?  I’m keen to work with expectant parents to make them feel confident and excited about the arrival of their babies.  It’s such an exciting, special and SHORT time.  We spend a lot of time focussing, […]

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Top ups – breastfeeding support

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Tricia, NurtureMe, showing client how to cup feed expressed milk

As most of the work I do is with twins, I often get asked about top ups which are extremely common.  Here’s some information about what top ups are, how they affect breastfeeding and how you can reduce/remove them. What are top ups? Top ups are feeds given to babies where there has been an […]

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Finding your tribe

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By Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia (Hamer Tribe, Turmi, Ethiopia Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Growing up – we are surround by our tribe – our school friends, our college/university/work friends, people you meet in classes and groups, our family, random people you meet that pop into your life – this is your tribe – people who you CHOOSE to spend time with.  Those you spend your time laughing, dancing, […]

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Time to start listening

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I posted an article yesterday on Facebook about postpartum rage.  Something I’m sure the VAST majority of mothers (and fathers) have felt – even if you won’t admit openly about it.  I don’t think it’s a positive emotion to feel nor something that’s ‘OK’ but it’s probably fairly ‘normal’ and I feel it’s a warning sign […]