About three days into our new baby adventure we worried about everything you can think of (or have never thought of before): does the baby eat enough, is he gaining enough weight, is he too hot, too cold? Does his poo have the right colour? Will he forever be traumatised by our first clumsy attempts
Motherhood – Can we ever truly be ready?
I recently finished reading And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell. A fun and easy read, it tells Meaghan’s real story about becoming a mother in her late 20s in New York City. The book has been described by critics as unflinchingly frank, funny, and intimate motherhood story
Meditation is not for you, you say? You haven’t tried these 3 techniques
No, thank you, meditation is not for me. I am too busy. I just can’t find the time. I can’t get my mind to shut down. I can’t sit still and do nothing, even for 5 minutes. Sound familiar? Well, you are not alone. And I’ll let you in on a secret: I am one
These 5 things helped me deliver my baby naturally
The thought of pushing out a little human being the size of a water melon through our intimate parts can be quite scary, particularly for first-time mothers-to-be, like I was. While, admittedly, delivering a baby is certainly no picnic in the park, it can be an empowering and immensely gratifying experience (read my birth story
My birth story
There are too many horrible birth stories out there. Unfortunately. When I started telling people I was pregnant, women started volunteering information about their own birth experiences. I heard about labour lasting for 48 hours and more, about the excruciating pain of contractions, about epidurals that only numbed one side of the body but not
Dear future and expecting mamas out there – have no fear, it’ll be wonderful!
Being a mum is beautiful. It is breathtaking. It is a rollercoaster of emotions. It is exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. It is nothing like I expected it to be. It is so much more. You know, I have never been the kind of woman who always knew that she wanted to have
Launching Yoga & Baby – A few words on what and why
Giving birth is a miracle. In fact, the entire process of conceiving and bearing a child is a miracle. To this day, and despite radical scientific advances in medically assisted procreation, we still don’t know exactly what it takes to create new life. The stars have to align, somehow, and I am infinitely grateful they