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All tied up about tongue ties….

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Here is an article that presents a balanced view about tongue ties - bottom line seems to be that it all needs to be about function - and for that the best place to start is with a lactation…

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What to do when: they say “I hate you”?

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We thought we’d do an occasional blog called ‘What to do when:…’.  Any of you who has worked with us, or done one of our group programmes, will know that the best thing to do always depends on the specific circumstances, and those are never, ever the same twice.   What is actually needed, in any circumstance,  is for you to be feeling calm enough to run your mind through…

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Parenting – Your history becomes their destiny.

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      Most parents want the best for their children but some come to the role better equipped than others.  Much of this seems to relate almost directly to their own experience of having been a child.   We are hard wired to be parents.  Our babies are hard wired to connect with us.   So if our caregiving system is so innate and instinctual, then why does it…

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Thank you for changing my life…..

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A testimonial from a courageous Elizabeth Clinic patient... I just wanted to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support in this pregnancy and the birth of our beautiful second daughter. I saw…

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To treat or not to treat in pregnancy – that is the question.

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The perinatal period, from conception to 4 years postpartum, is the highest risk time in any woman’s life for the onset of a mental health disorder.  Which is hardly surprising given what is going on biologically, psychologically and socially over this period.  Not since adolescence, do women experience such upheaval – and we all know how challenging it can be to be a teenager.   All women want to provide…

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Can I die from sleep deprivation?

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Having a baby that struggles with sleep is hard, really hard.  There is good reason why sleep deprivation has been a form of torture – it is soul destroying and at times, it seems impossible to keep going.  …

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Nov, 2016

Parents – the most important people.

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Parenting is probably the hardest job on the planet.  It certainly has the longest hours, limited leave entitlements and the tasks are just never quite finished.  There is continuous performance assessment - when out in public or when your child goes to school - and let’s face it, some of the feedback from your biggest stakeholder (your child) can be less than favourable at times.   Just like the position…

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Sep, 2016

Competitive Parenting – The New Extreme Sport

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  Since when did parenting become a competition?   From the minute you fall pregnant or even consider it, you have entered the guilt industry.   There will be a never-ending list of do’s and don’ts in books, on the internet, on the news and suggested to you by all those around you. There will be a mass of experts all ready to tell you what you don’t know and…

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