Aria’s birth story

I’d had pre-labour surges everyday, every night for weeks, my body was getting ready for birth slowly, just like it did last time.  So I knew that one night at some point the surges would just continue and wouldn’t stop until there was a baby 🙂 This is how it had happened for the birth…

Preparing your dog for your newborn

Before baby arrives 1. Make changes to your dog’s environment now If you are planning to move where your dog sleeps, eats, rests or hangs out don’t wait until your baby arrives as your pet may associate this (potentially unwanted) change with the arrival of their new sibling.  Rather, get prepared early by moving your…

Delayed cord clamping, you can’t not.

If you’re planning for birth, delayed cord clamping is something you should know about. In most hospitals across Australia immediate cord clamping is common practice and standard procedure in the 3rd stage of birth.   That is, as soon as the baby is born, a clamp is placed across the umbilical cord to stop the blood flow from placenta to…