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As the Wind Blows…Birthzang’s Amazing Baby Fart Expulsion Technique!

Birthzang’s Guide to using Clary Sage Oil in Labour

How to wind a baby … Birthzang’s Amazing Baby Burp Technique!

Foods to Induce Labour Naturally

Pregnancy Blogs

Could birthing alone be a good thing?

Could birthing alone be a good thing?

The recent Coronavirus outbreak has had a huge impact on maternity services and expectant parents around the world. Routine pregnancy appointment and scans have been cancelled or limited to the mother attending alone meaning she is having to leave her birth partner at...

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Best Clary Sage Oil brands for labour

Clary sage oil (or to use its Latin name Salvea Sclarea) is a popular choice for people hoping to kick-start labour, or enhance it once it has begun. I have written previously about how you can use clary sage oil safely in labour. Using this sweet-smelling essential...

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10 tips for practising yoga in pregnancy

10 tips for practising yoga in pregnancy

Yoga in pregnancy is really beneficial whether you are a complete beginner, or have a long-standing practice. It is highly advisable to find a yoga class for pregnancy as it will be tailored to the needs of your body in pregnancy, and also help prepare you...

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Parenthood Blogs

Feeling like a bad parent? It could stem from birth trauma

Feeling like a bad parent? It could stem from birth trauma

Being a bad parent is a bit of a social media joke. Blogs and memes abound with stories of giving our kids chips, depending on the netflix babysitter and being inconsistent with our reward charts. We joke about it to normalise it. Perfect parents don’t exist. We all...

Om Nom Nom! Birthzang’s Guide to Baby-Led Weaning

Om Nom Nom! Birthzang’s Guide to Baby-Led Weaning

Baby Led Weaning Babyzang1 was weaned with the "traditional" puree method, but it was stressful and messy and when it was babyzang 2's turn we went down the baby-led weaning route. It was so wonderful! The stress was nil, the worry was so much less and babyzang 2...

Birthzang’s Advice to New Mums

Birthzang’s Advice to New Mums

Advice to new mums As soon as you are pregnant the advice to new mums starts. What to do for morning sickness, where to buy maternity clothes, how to hide your bump/show off your bump, what to buy/what not to buy, what to pack in your hospital bag, how to...

Weaning my baby when and how? All you need to know.

Weaning my baby when and how? All you need to know.

Weaning my baby Your baby is growing oh so fast and those newborn days seem a distant memory. Your baby is smiling and gurgling, grabbing things, perhaps starting to try sitting up on their own and you start to ask yourself: "Is it time to start to weaning my baby?"....

Allowing the Impossible

Allowing the Impossible

[toc] Allowing The Impossible in Birth You often hear the question "am I allowed" asked in the context of birth, particularly in the hospital setting. Am I allowed to get off the bed? Am I allowed to have something to eat? Am I allowed to change position?...

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Newborn Babies

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Newborn Babies

Pregnancy is pretty overwhelming. And from conception to birth there is a slow but steady build up to get you on the road to parenthood. Getting through labour and birth is a whole other story. And then you do it - you give birth, and in a matter of hours...