The unexpected homebirth of Lettie Lae

The unexpected homebirth of Lettie Lae

Birthing a babe is certainly worthy of a standing ovation, but Amy Stewart could never have imagined she’d be wheeled into hospital cradling her newborn babe to cheers and applause. Her little lady made quite the entrance … in a lightning-quick, completely unplanned...
5 pregnancy heartburn remedies that really work

5 pregnancy heartburn remedies that really work

There are so many amazing pregnancy symptoms that make every day of the nine-month journey a joy. And then there’s heartburn. There’s no need to suffer in uncomfortable silence because we’ve uncovered a few simple pregnancy heartburn remedies that don’t involve a trip...
8 reasons to join a Facebook pregnancy or mums’ group

8 reasons to join a Facebook pregnancy or mums’ group

The moment we give birth, we all join a pretty special club. It’s the motherhood village, and it’s packed with millions of mums we’ll never meet. But they can still play a huge part in our journey. Talking to other mums is one of the best ways to find support – and...
Braxton Hicks vs contraction, how to tell the difference

Braxton Hicks vs contraction, how to tell the difference

When you’re achingly close to meeting your little one, every little twinge makes your heart leap. Your tummy suddenly feels super tight – surely that’s a contraction? Or is it Braxton Hicks? It can be tricky to know if you’re having Braxton Hicks or real contractions,...
Birth ritual: umbilical cord burning

Birth ritual: umbilical cord burning

A gentle, post-birth cord detaching ritual is gaining popularity, and it involves nothing more than a candle. The first few seconds after most births are filled with sweet, newborn cries and dad tearfully cutting the umbilical cord. But there is an alternative to the...