Genius Hacks to Enhance Postpartum Healing

Vaginal tears, also known as perineal tears, can occur when the baby’s head is coming out of the vaginal opening during childbirth. Unfortunately, lots of births result in different types of tears and the best thing you can do is be prepared before birth by understanding how care providers can influence the likelihood of tearing. […]

Syncing Parenting Styles: Mastering Effective Communication

The real expense for any exchange is our time and energy. Parenting requires lots of thoughtful decision-making, endless house tasks and often a whole lot of sleep deprivation. Promoting open communication between yourself and your partner, right from the start, can set good foundations when times get tough.  Divide tasks and share responsibilities fairly and […]

Borrow or Rent Baby Gear – Repair V Buy

Some items we purchase for our little ones will have a very short term lifespan, which means by the time we finish using them they still look as good as the day we purchased them. Tapping into the second-hand industry, where possible, can be a real money saver as well as contributing to more sustainable […]

Baby Feeding – Smarter, Not Harder

There are some outdated views around baby feeding and pressure to put all our energy into militant routines and ensuring widespread times between feeds. You may find it helpful to know you are unable to overfeed a breastfed baby. Normal infant behaviours will have your baby regularly needing to be fed and often feeding is […]

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Endometriosis and Pregnancy - The Modern Midwife

You have probably heard of endometriosis but what exactly is it? Endometriosis is a
condition in which the cells that normally line the walls of the uterus are found in other areas
of the body. During each menstrual cycle those cells still react as they would in the womb, by
thickening and shedding, except there is nowhere for the blood to go, which causes painful
symptoms.