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How can I get my strength and fitness back after having a baby?

When we talk about exercise, we aren't simply talking about ‘getting fit' or losing a few pounds. We're talking about a total revival of how you experience life. The endorphins released while exercising have the potential to stimulate creativity, boost your mood and change the way you are ...

What are some common maternal problems after birth?

After giving birth, your body goes through a lot of changes and needs time to heal. So naturally, you may feel some discomfort and possibly experience any number of health concerns. But don't worry; very few of these are serious. In fact, they can be a normal part of the baby's development and ...

As a breastfeeding mother, what should I be eating?

As far back as you can remember, you've always loved cooking and you've always loved food. Tomatoey, carb-filled pasta dishes, creamy, delectable macaroni and cheese. And let's not forget the generous roast dinner every Sunday. You simply couldn't imagine life without the company of your ...

The Empowered Mama diet

When you become a mama, it is super easy to become depleted. Your nutrient reserves will naturally be lower as your body heals, and because you expend a lot of energy caring for your baby, breastfeeding and perhaps looking after other children, your energy needs will inevitably be higher. If you...

What does my body go through in the first few days after birth?

The first few days after birth is dependent on what kind of birth you had: home birth vs giving birth in a hospital, epidural vs natural, c-section vs vaginal and medical complications vs none. But even though the days following the birth can differ greatly in many ways, there are still some ...

What do I pack in my maternity bag?

Are you all set for the big day? Your baby might decide to surprise you and come earlier than expected, so it would help to have all your birth essentials sorted as early as possible just to be on the safe side. At some point in the third trimester, you really want to be thinking about getting ...

Is it normal to leak from my nipples during pregnancy?

One day, as you're sitting in front of the telly, you notice that one of your breasts suddenly feels a bit damp. Lo and behold, you find that your nipple is leaking a milky substance. While you've been preparing for breastfeeding once your baby arrives, you hadn't expected anything to leak from ...

Should I breastfeed my baby to sleep?

When you first began breastfeeding, you likely found that your baby would fall asleep once their belly was full and they'd had enough milk. And this was probably a pretty nifty trick if you needed a rest or some time to yourself. But as they get older, and can stay awake for longer, you'll notice...

What is baby-led weaning?

What is baby-led weaning?Time goes so quickly when you have a baby. Even though you treasure every moment you have with them as a tiny tot, before you know it they're twice the size they were two weeks ago! (Or it feels that way, anyway.) And when you have a baby, one of the pivotal moments in ...

What is a balanced baby diet?

Now that your little one is eating solid foods alongside breastfeeding or formula milk, you'll hopefully be enjoying their company at mealtimes. They may not always like the food that's put in front of them, and it might get a little messy at times, but when you get it right and they just devour ...