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A new reality

A new reality

I had my first "what were we thinking" moment in the third week. Well, I had my first doubts the week before L was born, when I was feeling smugly prepared for the birth (we took some great childbirth ed classes, 4 sessions spread over a month, which I would recommend for retention; and hired a wonderful doula) but then I realized that I was much less prepared for a newborn!

Expectations as our bump becomes a baby

Expectations as our bump becomes a baby

Finding out a little one is 'on the way' can be exciting and daunting, all at the same time ...  

Ground rules for first time grandparents

Ground rules for first time grandparents

Before baby arrives, it's helpful to set some 'grandparent ground rules' ...

Health messages for pregnant women and new parents

Health messages for pregnant women and new parents

Health messages for pregnant women and new parents are everywhere. The question is whether they are useful, or relate, to you.

Honouring what happened when your baby was born

Honouring what happened when your baby was born

Each of us needs to honour what happened when our baby was born. But what happens when it's difficult to put your experience into words because they were uncommon or you simply don't understand them?

Motherhood and identity with a new baby

Motherhood and identity with a new baby

There is never a perfect time in a woman’s life to have a baby. One of the inevitable, but least anticipated experiences of motherhood, is how much is 'lost' when a baby is born ...

Politically correct parenting

Politically correct parenting

Michaela wants to know why being new to parenthood suddenly warrants the opinions of those you do, and don't, know!

Speaking up for yourself when you have a baby

Speaking up for yourself when you have a baby

Speaking up for yourself is an important way to build your confidence, especially when you have a new baby ...

The waiting game...

The waiting game...

I am now in my third week of maternity leave and I am not quite sure what to do with myself as my baby has been threatening to arrive since the second trimester...

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What does a "preventative health approach" actually mean?

Dr. Heather Rowe explains what "preventative health" means and how WWWT can support your mental and emotional wellbeing.