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What post-pregnancy compressions tights actually do?

Post-pregnancy compression tights do more than just conceal your new lumps and bumps. They actually help promote healing after pregnancy as well as provide support for abdominal muscle recovery.

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Yoga: The mama miracle for the post-partum body

Read about Jordan's journey with self re-discovery after the birth of her first baby.

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A few things you may not have expected in the days before and after birth

This article aims to overview a few of the changes that you and your baby may undergo in the last days of pregnancy and first days after birth.

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Post-partum healing in the arms of nature

Grounding ourselves and our children in nature, is extremely healing, beneficial, both emotionally and physically. Allowing our children to explore untethered, wild and free, among the trees and the flowers, creates mindfulness, encourages compassion and inspires creativity.

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Blokes and birth - how important are they?

Whilst it is understandable that birth does at first glance appear to be a woman’s domain there is a massive contribution that men can make. Some of the fundamentals of birth need to be understood in order to contribute positively.

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Caesarean – the easy road? Not so much.

Decisions relating to normal birth or caesarean are becoming increasingly complicated with women expressing pressure to take one or other direction for their birth.

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What sort of birth do you want?

“What sort of birth do you want” is a common question many first time mothers-to-be are asked.

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Storing your baby's stem cells

Did you know your cord blood and tissue are rich in powerful stem cells that can only be collected at birth?

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Looking after yourself after a C-section

Looking after yourself after a C-section is as much about looking after your mind as it is about your body. In some cases, it may be more important, as your state of mind and mood may affect how well you look after your body.

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Tips on buying maternity clothes

To help you get through the whole nine months with ease, Angel Maternity have pulled together some top tips for buying maternity clothes.

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What to pack in your pregnancy hospital bag

It can be hard to know exactly what you’ll need, so Angel Maternity has pulled together this checklist of all the essentials you’ll need during labour, birth and the precious moments following baby's arrival.

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Tips for recovery after a caesarean

Mater Mothers provides some tips for recovery after a caesarean which includes mobility exercises, how to protect your incision, planning for home and pain relief.

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Why we have to rebuild from the inside out after having a baby

It’s common practice to go and see a health professional at approximately six weeks after giving birth, usually an obstetrician, a midwife or a GP. Read on to find the purpose of this consult.

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My brother saved my life with his cord blood stem cells

A guest post from Dani - a mother who recounts her story of using Cryosite cord blood banking after her son Miles was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.

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Abdominal muscle separation during and after pregnancy

Here are some myths to bust on abdominal muscle separation during and after pregnancy.

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Urinary incontinence after childbirth

A less widely discussed, but equally challenging issue after childbirth is that of stress urinary incontinence.

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What is cord blood banking

You only have one opportunity to collect and store your baby’s cord blood – at birth. Read full article to learn more about cord blood banking.

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Am I in labour?

The following information should help you to understand these signs and make it easier for you to determine whether you are in labour.

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Demystifying birthing options for real

This talk sets matters straight when she explains the factors at play when choosing a mode of delivery - from natural deliveries, Vaginal Birth after Caesareans (VBAC), to instrumental deliveries and caesareans.

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Labour and contractions

Before we are handed the tiny love of our life in a pastel striped blanket, we all know that there is the unknown of labour awaiting us.

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Epidurals: the pros and cons

Bupa's Dr Tim Ross talks through what an epidural is, how they work, the pros, the cons and making a birth plan.

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Benefits of communicating with your baby before birth

You are your baby's voice. Taking time each day to monitor a baby’s movement is as important as mother’s taking prenatal vitamins and staying healthy.

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Labour pain

Labour is not to be feared, it is a truly special and amazing process to bring your own baby into the world. Supported by a loving team, for the majority of women it is a special day to prepare for and welcome.

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Getting to know your baby

A baby’s only direct link to the outside world is through its mother. Mothers have a unique opportunity to understand their baby’s individual movements and respond accordingly.

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Choices in childbirth

Have you considered what kind of birth you want? This informative talk will help you learn more about the choices available to you.

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Top 10 questions about pregnancy and birth answered

Midwifery and Maternity Providers Organisation (MMPOA) know first-time expectant parents often have many questions about the journey ahead. Here they answer the most common questions qualified midwives are asked.

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Labour pain relief options

Discover the different forms of labour pain relief options that are available to you during the birth experience.

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What is a midwife and why would I need one?

You are pregnant or trying to get pregnant and it is highly possible that you ask yourself 'what is a midwife?'.

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Pregnancy - from the perspective of an Obstetrician

This talk discusses the latest pre-conception advice, tips for your pregnancy journey and advice for keeping both mum-to-be and unborn baby happy and healthy.

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Congrats you're pregnant! Tips to help you avoid information overload

When you become pregnant it can seem like a whole new world has opened up. Everyone has an opinion on what is good and bad! Read these tips from MMPOA to help you avoid the information overload.

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Back to fitness and form post-baby

Senior Exercise Physiologist, Nicole French gives a practical and insightful talk on the fitness challenges post-birth and how to overcome them.

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Multiple births: 46 and pregnant with triplets!

After trying for 5 years and having had 3 miscarriages, we found out we were having triplets at our 7- week scan. My husband could not wipe the grin off his face; I was a little bit more hesitant. How would my 46-year-old body cope with the pregnancy? I wanted a natural birth, is this possible with multiple births?

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