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Real Nappies review and WIN A FREE CLOTH NAPPY by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I'm very excited by the prospect of using less nappies. Whilst cloth nappies are infinately more appealing to me then disposables, I'd still like to buy and wash less nappi ... Read on »
Little update by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Well my little girl is keeping me busy-crawling at six months! I'm moving house and my husbands way too busy at work. Plus my meditation teacher Baba ji is visiting Perth. ... Read on »
Harriet's arrival by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Phew! It's been a big week for us, but we finally have a moment to announce the arrival of our little girl, Harriet Tully Jones Smith on Monday 15th March at ... Read on »
38 weeks: positive thinking by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine As my babies birth day approaches I feel very open and vulnerable and exposed. I feel like every little comment that people make has a disproportionately strong affect on m ... Read on »
39 weeks - my birth plan by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I've been leaving this for last because I keep changing my plan as I learn more. Some people like planning, some don't. I love it. I love plans and lists because they help ... Read on »
Home birth by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I get mixed reactions when I tell people I am having my baby at home. People have experienced homebirth are really thrilled for me, and people who are ignorant or misinform ... Read on »
Final month of pregnancy by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Basically by now you have a minature human inside you, all it will do in the last month is grow good and fat. During this time expectant mothers are advised to reduce fat, ... Read on »
Week 36 - Post-natal plan by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you've ever had a baby you've probably heard of a birth plan, even if you chose not to write one, however most people have never heard of a post-natal plan. In our cultu ... Read on »
Meditation during pregnancy by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Meditation is a wonderful practice during pregnancy. Meditation can help ease the hormone induced anxiety of pregnancy, it's great practice for managing labour pain and goo ... Read on »
34 weeks - Count down begins by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I've finished work which is wonderful! I'm keeping active with yoga, swimming and walking, as well as all the home improvements and general sorting and cleaning I'm doing w ... Read on »
If you read nothing else... by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine READ THIS BOOK. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth should be read and re-read by every pregnant women and her support people. It contains such ancient and subtle wisdom on the p ... Read on »
A-Z of cloth nappies by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Cloth nappies, or diapers, have been a big area of research during my pregnancy. I went to a baby expo which was horrible (think fast food and Bob the Builder) but had a gr ... Read on »
Make your own baby wipes by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine It's so easy! It's cheap and involves less chemicals, processing and packaging and is therefore gentler on baby's bum and on the earth. I'm hooked. Google it and you'll fin ... Read on »
Third trimester by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I missed a post over the silly season. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I had a lovely time in Melbourne with my husbands family. Week 30 and I've ... Read on »
My poor sore legs! by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Many women have general aches and pains in their legs and hips. The two affecting me the most are calf cramps and hip ache, both at night, but I have found some simple ways ... Read on »
General update and baby's first pictures by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The baby hammock's going great! It still needs some finishing touches and then I'll post some pitures and how I made it, but seriously if you know how to use a sewing m ... Read on »
DIY Baby hammock by Julia J. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I'm in serious nesting mode, and nesting for me involves sping cleaning (ie chucking stuff out) and creating (ie making stuff). Since chucking staff out is pretty boring, unle ... Read on »
22 weeks - Maternity clothes-belly bands review by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine After a slow start I've caught up with dates and now there is no pretending I can squeeze into my old clothes anymore. Every other day I try something on and relegate it to ... Read on »
21 weeks - sleepless nights by Julia J. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Lying on my back is certainly the thing I missed the most. I don't sleep well on my side, with my rapidly expanding stomach all propped up on pillows. Rolling over pulls on my ... Read on »