Mother the Mother - Why Nurturing the Mother is just as important. Guest: Angi Hill. Angi is passionate about supporting new Mothers and helping them feel at ease from the demands of motherhood. ‘Mother the Mother’ is a concept we at PregActive strive for, because it’s so important to look after the Mother too.
About Kerryn BoyleKerryn is a Pregnancy Exercise and Postnatal Exercise Specialist and the Founder of PregActive. Kerryn’s areas of expertise includes providing women with safe diastasis recti exercises to help heal abdominal separation. Kerryn's strives to promote and support a healthy lifestyle for all pregnant women and new mothers.
The First 8 Weeks Postpartum. I remember one of our PregActive Mamas telling me the first 6 weeks “It’s just like you are trying to keep a potato alive”. There’s no smiles and you are covered in poop and vomit, and not sleeping. Well, if that’s the case, I have a very cute potato. And I adore him, and to be honest, have loved the first 6 weeks. Well, apart from week five that is. That’s when, and wait for it, I got.
Iron deficiency in pregnancy is common, especially in the third trimester. These babies just take all our iron and often we are left with feelings of fatigue and exhaustion that is beyond the ‘normal’ levels for pregnancy. Getting a blood test and seeing your iron levels is important. But it’s just the start!
My Pregnancy Week and Birth Story part three. It’s go time. I was sucking on a hydrolyte icy pole (by the way, those things are gooooood!) as Paul packed the car. Birth stories blog.
Pregnant women and Coronavirus - Coronovirus in Pregnancy. ‘Coronavirus in Pregnancy’ is a concern for many pregnant women but the good news is that you do not appear to be more susceptible to severe Covid-19 symptoms. Pregnant women are advised to avoid all non-essential overseas travel and to report early symptoms to their midwife, obstetrician or GP.
My Pregnancy Week and Birth Story part two. The phone call to the midwife.As we drove home I called my midwife. We are in the Midwifery Group Practice which has been amazing. I was speaking to a lady just before Christmas.
My Pregnancy Week and My Birth Story. My drug free quick labour was everything I could have hoped for. It was amazing and empowering and I’m so proud to say all my preparation paid off. Using the PregActive Birth Skills I’ve taught hundreds of women were exactly what I needed to help me.
Pregnancy Week 36 - New Year.We made it! We always wanted our bub to arrive in 2020. That’s when he’s due, but hey, it doesn’t always mean that’s when he’ll arrive! Babies often come at random times. I was speaking to a lady just before Christmas.
My Pregnancy Week 35.Pregnancy Week 35 and it's Christmas. I’m not sure what I love more Christmas itself, or playing ‘All I want for Christmas is You’ by Mariah Carey on constant repeat.
My Pregnancy Week 33. Hospital Bag when Pregnant. This style of packing is like no other I’ve ever done before. Normally, when going on holiday, I lay out what I’m going to take, and then, last minute I do a mad rush and pack half the house with me too.
Postnatal Depletion and Baby brain. As a mother to a gorgeous three year-old herself, Angi uses her knowledge to help other mothers through this journey of Motherhood
My Pregnancy Week 32. For our wedding, instead of having a guest book, we created postcards of our adventures across the world. We had one for every guest and asked them to write on the back a memory
My Pregnancy Week 31. I am loving that I see a range of health care professionals. And the key is asking them why. If they say something, I’m the first to ask them to explain it. Because if they can explain it, and it makes sense, it means they know what they’re talking about.
Pain Relief during Labour. Every Pregnant woman wants to know her pain management options when it comes to labour and birth. Pain relief during labour is what we want to know about. This podcast helps provide tips to help inform pregnant women of the options they have, including non-medicated pain relief options.
My pregnancy week 30. And here we are, week 30! I feel like it’s absolutely going to fly from here… but at the same time, start to feel really slow! Back a few months, a friend gave me a whole bunch of maternity clothes.
My pregnancy week 29 - Last week in my twenties. I feel like age and weeks of pregnancy are similar. Once you hit 30, things change! This is my last week of being in my ‘twenties’ of my pregnancy! Crazy!
Optimising Baby Positioning podcast for pregnancy. What You Need to Know from Dr James Evans. Baby Positioning. Mother’s positioning and movement can actually have an effect on the way the baby lays in the womb in the final stages of pregnancy.
My Pregnancy Week 27 - Alright, it’s all getting real now in week 27. Third trimester and it’s time to get organised. I’ve had a few friends send me lists of what they got when they had their bub, and it’s been really useful.