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Top 10 foods to give your immune system a boost!

How to Give Your Immune System a Boost… If ever there was a time to motivate yourself to eat a healthy diet, now is the time! The Corona Virus is more severe if you have a compromised immune system,  co-morbidity’s, or you are elderly. So, let’s get as many...
The Benefits of Mindfulness During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Mindfulness During Pregnancy

The world of midwifery has evolved into an evidence-based practice where research is needed before we can implement new ways of providing care. After experiencing how mindfulness helped me prepare for my own journey into motherhood, I made a professional decision to...
Devoted Dads

Devoted Dads

This is for the DEVOTED DADS who support the mindful mamas. If all the dads in the world could show their kids how to be kind, imagine the impact. Happy Father’s Day!Mindfulness in kids can start with getting in touch with their more sensitive side. As parents we can...
What advice would you give your younger self?

What advice would you give your younger self?

I feel like this is a common question that interviewers like to ask celebrities, influencers, and entrepreneurs. As a midwife and lactation consultant, I say to myself on a daily basis, “Geez, I wish I had known that when I was pregnant!” You see I was NOT a midwife...
Jack Newman’s Top 10 Tips

Jack Newman’s Top 10 Tips

POPULAR IDEAS THAT ARE NOW WIDELY ACCEPTED AMONG BREASTFEEDING SPECIALISTS. Breastfeeding problems are challenges that can be solved rather than reasons to wean. The most effective latch is the “asymmetric” latch — where baby is covering more of the areola with her...
Hydrotherapy for Babies Is A Relatively New…

Hydrotherapy for Babies Is A Relatively New…

Hydrotherapy for babies, newborn to 9 months, is a relatively new concept developed by Laura Sevenus in 2005. She pioneered the technique after spending 40 years providing safe and beneficial water-based environments to babies in South Africa. Hydrotherapy supports...
Baby Massage

Baby Massage

Your baby is born with the inherent knowledge that they will ever need to develop in whichever environment they are born into. The urgent task for a baby in those first 18 months is to put together the parts of the brain that will help them to flourish in their...
Weaning

Weaning

The Australian recommendations in the current (December 2012) Australian Infant Feeding Guidelines2 are to introduce solids at around 6 months of age. An Infant Feeding Summit hosted by the Centre for Food and Allergy Research was held in May 2016. A consensus...
We Plant The Seeds That Grow

We Plant The Seeds That Grow

As a midwife, it is very important to tune into our instincts and connect with the women whom we support. It feels like a profession that can still exist alongside the more scientific medical model while still tapping into and respecting our natural instincts. It may...