February 07, 2021 2 min read
The third trimester in pregnancy is the time that you *should* pack your hospital bag (I was overdue with my second baby and still ended up packing my hospital bag in between contractions!)
The hardest part to figure out is what NOT to pack because what might seem like a good idea now, it may not leave your bag at all. It’s important to pack the essentials and organise them in such a way that you can easily retrieve what you need, keeping in mind that you may not be able to do it yourself.
Some tips that I found useful were:
Things that I packed and/or worried about but never saw the light of day:
Things that turned out to be really useful:
There are many checklists available online, however I found the Health Direct Pregnancy Birth & Baby checklist to be practical and covers the essentials you may need. It is easily downloaded from https://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/what-to-take-to-hospital-checklist
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February 06, 2021 4 min read
Just because your maternity leave is over and you are heading back to work, it doesn’t mean that you need to throw in the breastfeeding towel. Many new mothers have managed to combine both work and breastfeeding- it’s just another ball in the air in the motherhood-juggling act! If you are going back to work and would like to continue to breastfeed, here are some tips and tricks that will hopefully make the process a little easier for you.