The Importance of Hydrating Your Body During Pregnancy

How many glasses of water have you had today? Did you know if you’re pregnant (or breastfeeding) you need even more water than the average woman? You should be trying to drink around 2-3 litres of fluid a day. Water is best but milk, juice, tea, coffee etc. all count towards your fluid intake.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of drinking less than we need to avoid frequent visits to the toilet and some people believe that drinking too much is the cause of their fluid retention. This is most definitely not the case! In fact inadequate water intake can be the cause of fluid retention – it's the body's way of holding on to the little water it is getting.

Nourishing your body during pregnancy is also very important. Good eating habits not only promotes overall general health but more importantly it gives you adequate stores of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to support your pregnancy and your growing baby, which is particularly significant in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. It is also vital for normal organ development and function, growth and maintenance, energy and immunity.

  • Caffeine During Pregnancy: How Much is Safe?

    Pregnant women have long been told to reduce their caffeine intake throughout the duration of their pregnancies. So, how much caffeine can I have per day? The current Australian guidelines for consumption of caffeine during pregnancy is 200mg per day. We recommend sticking to this amount or less when possible.

  • Who’s my Little Instababy? Parenting in a Digital World

    It is a fact of life that every parent is proud of their baby and believes their little person is the most beautiful in the world.  Social media has become the perfect platform to share the pride, but at what point does sharing and caring cross safety boundaries? And when does a little become too much?

  • Dental Care for Babies and Young Children

    We’ve always known that baby teeth are important. But now we understand even more about what we need to do to protect our children’s teeth. And why it’s essential that we do. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease.  In Australia - around 50% of children will have at least one hole in their teeth by the age of 5 years. But this can be largely prevented by following just a few simple steps.

  • Baby & Toddler Massage - Does it Really Help Sleep?

    Massage has a noble history relating to his benefits, not just for young children but for adults as well. Some cultures use massage as a routine part of their overall health and well-being, particularly Asian and African countries. For others, it is more of a strategy used for stress management and general relaxation. 

  • How to Calm a Crying Baby

    Learning how to calm a crying baby can feel like a draining, never-ending endeavour for a new parent. Sometimes there’s an easy fix: feeding, a burp, a nappy change… Other times it might feel like you’ve done everything in your power, but the baby just keeps on crying. If you can’t identify a reason for it, your baby might just be feeling overwhelmed, tired or upset. So, how to calm a crying baby in this situation?

Where are you in your journey?

All journeys are unique and exciting, so we have matched our courses to your current stage of pregnancy or parenting. Simply select where you're up to below.

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