Signs of Meningococcal Infection in Babies

  Meningococcal is caused by bacteria which infects the blood and/or the membranes that line the spinal cord and brain. This disease can strike at any age, however babies under 12 months & children under 5 years are the most at risk. Most children survive meningococcal disease, but it can progress rapidly, so if it […]

How to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles

  There are so many benefits to strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, whether you are planning to have a baby, given birth already or are currently pregnant. The pelvic muscles are layers of muscle that support the bladder, bowel & uterus, stretching from the pubic bone to the end of the backbone. When your pelvic […]

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

For some women, symptoms of pregnancy appear in the first few weeks after conception. Most aren’t unique to pregnancy & can appear similar to pre-menstrual discomforts. As a guide however, here are some symptoms you may experience: Constipation – occurs due to an increase in progesterone which causes food to pass slowly through the intestines […]

Caesarean Sections – The Journey

The first six weeks postpartum is considered a “recovery” period due to the high level of strain your body has been put through – no matter how you gave birth! Looking after a new baby is hard for all parents, but it can be harder when you are recovering from a caesarean section. The time […]

Breast engorgement – reduce your risk & tips for relief

Once you have given birth, your breasts are given a signal to start to produce milk. Blood flows to your breasts, and your milk usually comes in 1 to 4 days after birth. Breast engorgement is when your breasts get full and sore, which is common in the early days and weeks of breastfeeding. You […]