Let the batch cooking begin!

It’s my first week of maternity leave and it’s still sinking in that this is the beginning of the rest of my life.  So many changes ahead!  It’s been great not having to get up to an alarm in the mornings as I’m not sleeping well at night.  That’s been very tiring the last few … read more >

Your Body: What to Look Out For After Childbirth

We talked about how we should do pelvic floor muscle exercise both during and after pregnancy to prevent any pelvic floor problems and about trying to prepare the pelvic floor for birth as well as we can. However even before giving birth we know that the pelvic floor in a woman can be symptomatic giving rise to problems with the bladder, bowel and with sexual satisfaction. Having given birth there may be more problems as the pelvic floor has sustained the passage of childbirth.

Cooking family meals

Once you start weaning your baby, you can very soon start to give them the same meals as the rest of the family.  There are just a few things to bear in mind but it will certainly save you time (and money!) if all the family are eating the same main meal.

Third Trimester Trials & Tribulations!

I’m in my third trimester now and noticing some significant changes – baby is much more active (which is a magical feeling!) and my bump is getting noticeably bigger every week.  I’m also a bit more uncomfortable at night. Baby is growing at a rapid rate now so I do need a little more energy than previous weeks.  The Food Safety Authority of Ireland recommends 500 extra calories per day in the third trimester so I’m adding in more snacks to my daily food intake – like this brown soda bread recipe.

The final countdown

Hi guys, I just want to give you a quick update on how things are going in my third trimester. I have just a few weeks left of my pregnancy and I can confirm that I’m feeling…big! Once I reached the 30 week mark I started to feel like the end was near, but as … read more >

Pregnancy diet

The foods and drinks that you choose during pregnancy have long lasting effects on your baby’s health. Getting the right nutrition in the First 1000 Days can influence your baby’s health, their school performance as children and their risk of developing common adulthood diseases such as heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Dads: Bonding With Your New Baby

For many dads the arrival of a new baby can be both exhausting and a complete shock to the system, especially if it’s your first.  There’s a tendency to focus more on mums bonding with their baby, so it is very normal for dads to take a little bit more time to feel that special … read more >