self care

Breastfeeding and lactogenic foods

Breastfeeding and lactogenic foods

This is written by Rochelle Hammond a colleague of mine. She is an educator, acupuncturist, and scientist based in Sydney, Australia. She practices out of a clinic in Cammeray, Sydney.

To find out more about their services see their website here

For the second part of this blog and to learn more about managing mastitis at home check out Samantha Gunn’s website here

Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

There is always so much attention placed on pregnancy and labour that often the postpartum period is one that is forgotten about and neglected. Mums are often so overwhelmed by well meaning visitors and “advice” in the first weeks after baby is born, that once they are able to settle down and try and parent their new baby, confusion, worry and self-doubt immediately becomes all consuming. Before baby is born, try and think of strategies to get through the first few weeks and months. These are few things I try and encourage my clients to think about…

It's ok....to put yourself first

It's ok....to put yourself first

True self-reflection is rare…but when you have the time and space to look at your life and relationships, it can be an absolute gift. It wasn’t until I was about 8 years into my parenthood journey that I realised that self-care, both emotionally and physically, had been put on hold for such a long time, that I had lost a real sense of who I was. At the time, I can not deny that I was in a very lucky position…from the outside I had it all...3 happy and healthy children, a stable and loving marriage and financial security. Why then did I feel so lost? The answer was actually very simple…. I had forgotten about me. I didn’t know who I was apart from being a mother and wife.