Category: Pregnancy
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The best products to prevent stretch marks naturally

Stretch marks are a hot topic. Many women dread them and as soon as they get pregnant they are researching how to avoid them! Others don’t think about them until it is too late!  Also there is the controversy over how much topical creams or oils…

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My Favourite Books to help with anxiety

Anxiety is a big word, rightly or wrongly it makes me think of panic attacks and clinical depression, but in fact most of us suffer some sort of anxiety in our lives pretty regularly. We might try to control it or push it to the back…

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My favourite quick healthy meals families will love

This week I am going a bit off-piste….. I wanted to write about food. Partly as a reference for myself but also because people often ask me about it. Through an amazing network of healthy cooks and my mums’ group we now have some quick healthy…

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Practical ideas on how to live consciously

I wanted to write a post on living more consciously, absolutely not because I have it all figured out…but because one step at a time I am trying to be more conscious about what I eat, where I shop, what I buy and of course what…

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What are the best gifts new mums will find helpful?

I often find myself thinking about how many women are giving birth right at this moment – up the road at the hospital here and all around the world. It is a fascinating thing to think that someone’s life is changing forever right in this very…

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What is the best mosquito repellent for babies?

There is really no easy answer to the question: what is the best mosquito repellent for babies…mosquitoes at best are a nasty nuisance but at worst they carry life threatening diseases – occasional exposure to toxins is DEFINITELY better than getting Dengue, Zika, Malaria, Japanese encephalitis…

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5 best non toxic foundations – You can have it all!

Foundation is a very personal and sometimes problematic thing….if you get the shade, texture, finish or application wrong it can be a disaster… We’ve all been there – a lovely department store assistant insists that it is the perfect type of foundation for your skin and…

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How to detox your bathroom cabinet – my top tips

I thought I had written quite a bit about products I love for myself and my baby recently but maybe some of you want a more methodical approach as to why you should change the products you and your family have been using for years. So…

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5 essential tips – how to avoid itchy, dry skin during pregnancy

Lots of my friends really struggled with dry skin during pregnancy, not just on their ever expanding tummy but all over – legs, arms, face everywhere! So when I (finally) got pregnant many friends gave me suggestions of what they used to combat the 9-month itch!…

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Pregnancy safe nail polish – what you need to know

The bad news…all nail polish contains some chemicals! But there are times we all want to cheer ourselves up with a bit of colour or need something fun for a special occasion it’s pretty hard to go completely nail polish free! Honestly, especially here in Asia…