Category: parenting

Are you bathing in chlorine?

Most of us know to filter our drinking water. You can smell chlorine in unfiltered tap water and often you can taste it too. But have you ever considered what effect chlorinated water has when you bathe in it? The Biocera Atozera Happy Shower is a dechlorinating shower head that uses bioceramic balls to remove…

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The Passion Issue (Feb 18)

What’s In Your Nail Polish: Delving beyond the candy colours * Feel Better Naked: The best products for smoother skin * Moral Support: Beautiful ethical lingerie * Natural Mumma Makes… Beef with Beer, Bacon & Chocolate * All That Glitters: The true cost of jewellery  

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Giving birth in water

Whether you intend to actually give birth in water, or simply use water to help relieve the pain of contractions in the initial stages of labour; the use of a birthing pool can be highly empowering and is a very effective method of natural pain relief for labour. Nowadays, the majority of maternity units have…

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What are the stages of labour?

The stages of labour  Knowing exactly what your body goes through will help you to make informed decisions as well as preparing you for the birthing process.   The first stage  The initial stage of labour is when your cervix gradually opens. It is divided into three different stages: early labour, active labour and the…

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Breathing in labour

Breathing Breathing deeply is so important in labour. It will keep you calm and collected, able to listen to your instinct and speak your mind. It will give you a vital sense of control. It can aid in pain management. It gives you energy which is so important during childbirth. It also supplies your baby…

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