5 tips for being well and happy over the hollidays
As parents, we are always trying to make sure our families are well and happy. We work hard to get things done for them, and are always thinking of their wellbeing and wairua. But the best way to look after them, is to look after you! The mums at QueenBee Pure have shared our top 5 tips on feeling good and healthy over this crazy time of year:
Sally's birth story
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At 4pm I started to get what I thought was Braxton Hicks. I continued on my evening and had dinner (which later would come back up!). We went to bed and I started listening to positive affirmations and timing the contractions. I couldn't sleep and kept waking up every 10 minutes. At midnight we got up and went into the lounge. I had to lean over the chair as I was so uncomfortable and we decided at 1am to ring the midwife to see where we were at. Unfortunately, she said I was a while away from needing to make...
Lucy's birth story: The sweetest little hands I've ever seen!
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This is Lucy's birth story, the daughter of QueenBee Pure Founder, Helen Watson. A routine scan at 38 weeks revealed there was very little amniotic fluid around my baby and an induction was in order. After a restless night’s sleep, I had a small breakfast and then it was off to the hospital for an induction at 8am. An assessment was made and the gel was put in as close to the cervix as possible (to ‘trick’ it into softening and going into labour). I then waited and waited. Hours passed and nothing – no contractions, just some minor tightness...
Maggie's birth story – my Pohutukawa baby
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I was 39 weeks pregnant when I sat under a Potutukawa tree at my local cafe, sipping horrible decaf coffee, crying. I was sore, tired, swollen and enormous with my baby bump. It had been a hard month of sleepless nights, mood swings and dramatic Braxton Hicks that my midwife was not interested in hearing about. It’s not labour, she insisted. Have a shower and go to bed early, she advised. I was over it. Please baby, please come soon I prayed, as I gazed up at the crimson red blooms above me. I didn’t know how much longer I...
Most popular baby birth dates & names in New Zealand
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If everyone you know seems to have a birthday this month, or is about to have a baby very soon, there is a good reason! September is the top month for babies to be born in New Zealand with the most common date being September 29, which just so happens to be 40 weeks and one day after Christmas! We know that babies only arrive on their due date approximately 5% of the time, but the most common birth dates range from September 24 and October 4, which proves that Christmas really is a popular time to conceive! This baby...