36 weeks pregnant? Time for a hot oxytocin date!

36 weeks pregnant? Time for a hot oxytocin date! Quite literally, dates (as in the fruit) have an oxytocin effect on the uterus. Some recent research using randomised control trials found that women who eat 6 dates a day from 36 weeks of pregnancy right through to...

Four Things your Partner can do to support you in Labour

Four Things your Partner can do to support you in Labour Partners often feel like they don’t have a role in the birth space. Male partners in particular may have had limited positive associations with birth. Many dads in the 70s and 80s still were not attending the...

Got Mum Guilt? Here’s What Helps

Got Mum Guilt? Here’s What Helps With my daughter going off to her first day at daycare this week, I thought it was timely to talk about mum guilt. For many of us, it starts pretty early in pregnancy. Maybe your guilt first crept in after getting pregnant was...

How to cope with Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum

How to cope with Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum At the peak of my Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG; ‘severe morning sickness’) I’d vomited 10 times that day. I hid the Very Hungry Caterpillar book from my daughter because I couldn’t look at all those pictures...