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Pregnancy

Herbs to avoid in Pregnancy

Herbs to avoid in Pregnancy

If like me, you love natural products and herbal teas, you might be surprised to see a number of your beloved herbs on my avoid list while pregnant. These are mainly because they are “uterine stimulants”, so they cause your womb muscles to contract or […]

Being pregnant in the workplace – Getting Privacy

Being pregnant in the workplace – Getting Privacy

Getting some privacy in the first 3 months of pregnancy can be difficult in work. If you work in an open plan office some colleagues can take notice when other women put on weight or are off sick for long periods of time. Unfortunately some […]

Best Irish Stores for Baby Essentials

Best Irish Stores for Baby Essentials

There is a huge list of baby essential needed before their arrival. Being prepared for when baby comes is key to surviving those delicate and sleepy first few weeks. Essentials like Multi-Mam compress pads to give your boobs relief when breastfeeding, Milton wipes, soothers and […]

Morning Sickness – How to ease it

Morning Sickness – How to ease it

Morning Sickness occurs in about a third of pregnancies based on current stats. I personally think this is more like ⅔ at least!   During the first 3 months foetal development is at its greatest. Nausea and vomiting are directly associated with a hormone called […]

Avoiding Those Stretch Marks

Avoiding Those Stretch Marks

Here are a list of the creams I found worked wonders in avoiding stretch marks while my skin expanded in pregnancy and shrank after pregnancy. I think the key is to hydrate the skin all the time in pregnancy so as to avoid those stretch […]

Natural Skin Care – Avoiding Chemicals

Natural Skin Care – Avoiding Chemicals

How do we choose a chemical free option when labelling is so poorly legislated in Ireland and the EU in general? It can be tough trying to decipher what the ingredients in a product actually are and with so much choice out there it is […]