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1. Feed your baby within the first hour of birth. Why? After this they become sleepy and have a recovery sleep. Get that colostrum in ASAP.

2. Skin to Skin ++ Strip your baby down to their nappy, pop them on your chest and have snuggles. As well as it being a super lovely time having these cuddles it will also benefit you both greatly. Skin to skin helps regulate your newborns temperature and helps stimulate those hormones that produce milk. It also helps regulate their blood sugar levels and steady’s their heart beat. You will notice their early feeding cues Continue Reading »

Fear Tension Pain Syndrome

Or fail to progress in medical terms …

Im excited to meet my baby

Im scared to give birth

I don’t know what I want

Im not worried about the pain

I don’t want to tear

Im ok with what ever happens

Im unsure what I want to see happen at my birth

The ups and downs that may dictate an out can be a mine field, SO, I always suggest start with a birth class … know everything but learn it from a professional .. not Facebook horror stories.

Lets chat …

Notice how each phrase contains a fearful word. It is so common Continue Reading »


Lets Do This!

What is Antenatal Expressing of Colostrum?

It is the hand expression and collection of colostrum during pregnancy (yes so before your baby is here!). Once your milk is collected you can then freeze it and give it to your baby after the birth.Did you know that from week 16 of your pregnancy, you will start to make colostrum?We recommend expressing from approx 36/37 weeks. Always let your LMC/OB know if you are keen to express colostrum and get the go ahead from them first.Having a wee stash of milk can be super helpful post-natally especially if your baby Continue Reading »

Placenta Pro’s & Con’s

With the exception of a few species, all mammals consume their placenta after giving birth.  Some speculate that this is because of the nutritional benefits that consuming a placenta can offer after having a baby.  Anecdotal evidence on placenta consumption in human beings is overwhelmingly positive. There are a few different ways in which a person can consume their placenta, but placenta encapsulation is the most popular method for human consumption.  The custom of consuming the placenta is centuries old and is a tradition that has been gaining popularity in the United States. The placenta is a temporary organ created Continue Reading »


We all know and believe that very human being has the right to bodily autonomy.

To be far no one can touch you without your consent. No one gets to decide what happens to your body but you. Even when you’re unwell, a medical professional can’t touch you, medicate you, order tests or scans, have their hands on you or inside you etc. until they have (1) explained to you what they’re recommending and why; (2) gone through the details of the procedure including how it is done, and any potential risks, benefits, and side effects that may occur; and Continue Reading »

Being left with the PERFECT Vagina

Before you say it, I know what you’re thinking,Gabby , why are we talking about this?

simply, this is exactly what I needed to hear 33 years ago.

when my baby journey began, I was certain that childbirth would change my vagina.

My mother had a lots of tear with her first birth and her story scared the shit out of me. she was like if you survive, good luck its never the same again ( Hungarian women ) very dramatic ( immigrated at 14 with no mother )

I never understood how a baby could fit through a vagina and Continue Reading »


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Do you demonstrate what you want to see??

My view on parenting was very strong though. Build consist routines create family traditions this builds value and confidence in children, two devoted parents putting there children first not them selves for at least the first 18 years, demonstrate good relationship foundation, monkey see monkey do. Continue Reading »

“So no two women dilate the same”

Did you know your care provider is unable to see the actually size of your cervix so its done by feel, by using their fingers to measure length and width and softness, this is how its done, Often Ive witnessed a couple of care providers do an examine seconds apart and not get the same dilation. Continue Reading »

Post Natal Depression

Best advice I can give "Never give up on someone you love" Continue Reading »