Pregnancy Symptoms

For women who haven’t been pregnant, it can be daunting to read through a list of symptoms they may experience throughout the course of pregnancy. Sure, no one looks forward to feeling badly, but it’s good to remember that it’s so very worth it. What’s encouraging to know is that most symptoms aren’t happening all at once. They come at different stages, last for various lengths of times, and all women experience things differently…

Occupying Our Homes

In the end it was courage I needed. Courage to step out onto a path of raising children that was so well worn by generations of family history and the confidence in our ability to carve out our own haven: one that reflected mine and my partner’s shared values and our own family culture.

Growth Charts Explained and in Perspective

Weight gain in infants is an objective measure which is often heavily relied upon when assessing children’s health. When your child is gaining “good weight” you are assured that you are feeding them well and they are healthy. When your infant is not gaining “good weight” you question your parenting skills and start worrying about whether your child is healthy or not. However, there is more to your infant’s health than weight gain and its significance should be placed into perspective.

Swiss Ball for Pregnant and Birthing Women

The Swiss Ball or Fit Ball was first used in the 1960’s by physiotherapists in Switzerland as a rehabilitation tool –hence the commonly used name Swiss ball. Since its humble beginnings it has earned its place as a mainstay piece of equipment used in gymnasiums, rehabilitation units and households worldwide. Unlike many fad fitness devices, which end up under the bed gathering dust, the Swiss ball is here to stay. Posing challenges to both the beginner and elite athlete, the Swiss ball is a versatile, value for money exercise tool.