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June 10, 2022 4 min read
The transition to parenthood can be many different things: exciting, challenging, scary, peaceful, lonely, beautiful, tiring. Sometimes, all of these things at once!
It might also be confusing, an overwhelm of information and anecdotes, and full of unknowns.
But there’s one thing that can change the game, no matter what your experience:support.
Research indicates that more support, especially emotional, isthe number one desire of new mothers. What’s more, these supports not only benefit new parents but also lead tolifelong benefits for their children.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and postpartum support comes in all different forms and will vary depending on what’s accessible for you. Here, we’ll share our favourite natural, low-cost ideas to promote a healthy perinatal journey, safely informed by our resident naturopath,Georgia.
It’s no secret that the early postpartum period can be challenging for many. Withup to 80% of new mothers experiencing some form of psychological stress, emotional support deserves to be at the top of our list.
Another crucial area that can offer so much support in this journey is good nutrition. Growing a baby on top of supporting your own nutritional needs requires a higher level of vitamins, minerals and calories compared to the average adult. It's also beneficial for mum and bub during the postpartum period (also known as the Fourth Trimester) to have plenty of stores to draw upon for recovery and breastfeeding.
When carrying, birthing and caring for a baby, our bodies undergo many changes. Decades of evidence support the notion thatexercise is important for maintaining overall health and wellbeing, and pregnant women are no different.
Every person, pregnancy and birth is different. Sometimes, additional support is recommended or required from health professionals.
No matter your experience or expectations, the right support can help make the journey to parenthood that bit easier to navigate. Whether you’re feeling prepared or worried, exhausted or relaxed, you can simply start nourishing yourself witha warm cup of tea.
Nothing could be better.
Health note: This information is not intended as health advice or treatment. We always recommend chatting to your qualified health professional for a personalised approach.See our FAQs page for specific advice on which of our blends are safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Know a soon-to-be or new Mama? Gift them some pregnancy or postpartum nourishment - shop our range oforganic loose leaf tea here, stocked right across the Surf Coast and parts of Melbourne. Be sure to alsofollow us on Instagram for tea-licious recipes, special offers and much more.
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April 20, 2022 3 min read
Can tea also offer us health benefits? If so, how do you know what to source, how often to drink it, for which ailments, and from whom to buy? The answers lie in a Naturopath.
March 29, 2022 3 min read
It isn’t Easter without hot cross buns. And now if you're GF, DF you can enjoy these too!
Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined-sugar free! We used brown rice flour and coconut sugar to keep these buns low GI and as wholesome as possible. Hot Cross Buns are our next favourite thing about Easter! I love all kinds, but the choc-chip variety are my favourite.
The chai adds subtle warmth and spice, and when smeared with some wholesome butter or equivalent, it will be hard to stop at one!