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Braxton Hicks Contractions—What Are They?

If you suddenly start to feel a strange tightening around your belly, you might not need to grab your hospital bag just yet—the sensation could be a Braxton Hicks contraction (not labour!), and it...

Inducing Labour: Here are the Facts

Birth doesn’t always go to plan—but if you’re equipped with all the info before your due date arrives, it can help to ease anxiety over the unknown. Each year, one in five labours will be induce...

Post-Labour Recovery Super Smoothie!

Most who have been through childbirth will attest to the fact that it's nothing like a marathon. More like a relay of marathons; the likes of which you probably had no idea you had to prepare so int...

5 Signs You’re Probably in Labour. Probably.

While predicting exactly when the Big L is going to gatecrash your final trimester is pretty much impossible, there are more sure signs that’ll give you a good idea when labour is actually happening...

Three Tips that (Could) Make Labour Easier

We can never get enough tips and tricks on how to make giving birth easier, right? Here’s three (surprising) bits of advice that could do just that – backed up by science, too. (more…)...

Does Labour Really Hurt? Not Always, Apparently

When somebody recalls their labour experience as “easy”, my instinctive response is – to be frank - violence. For me, giving birth was…hellish (although no word in the English language can ade...