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Maternal Anxiety

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Anxiety is a far more common issue with new mums than postnatal depression. For many women, anxiety, not sadness, is what they feel after having their baby.It can start in pregnancy and once the baby...

Becoming a Midwife and going back to the village

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Village Life Nurse Bracken is the reason I became a midwife. Growing up in a tiny English village, Levens, in the South of Cumbria near the Lake District, where families had their own midwife. It's...

What you need to know about a babymoon

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

More parents are taking a babymoon before welcoming a new baby into their life. Approximately 1:5 parents have it on their bucket list. They are seeing it as one last opportunity to holiday as a...

Caesarian sections and the effect on the baby's gut - benefits of probiotics

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

It's not very often that Karen has a WOW moment when she reads some medical research, but it has arrived and it's huge.We've known for a while that allergies in babies and children have had...

Twins group in Centennial Park

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

The speculation is rife that Princess Kate is having twins. Maybe she should take a look at this weeks VLOG to see what may be in store for her!?!!Twin pregnancies are more 3 times more...

Yay for the older mother...a positive look for once!

Posted by Karen Faulkner on

Older mothers get bagged in the press all the time and the maternity unit calls them such disparaging names as elderly primigravida (old mum, first baby).My little sister had these names banded at her and...