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  • 3 Jul 2015

    Natural Beauty Awards: PREGNANCY

    Nourish your growing bump with the very finest in natural bodycare products. Here are our winning products from the pregnancy category in our Natural Beauty Awards. Early this spring we launched The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards 2015. Each product that entered was thoroughly tested according to strict criterion to find the very finest natural products for you. Here are the winning treats for mothers-to-be. […] more

  • 15 Jun 2015

    Babywearing questions answered

    There are so many slings on the market now, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choice. But there are also lots of fantastic experts willing to offer their own experiences of babywearing. […] more

  • 15 Mar 2015

    How to have a mindful birth

    You may have heard that oxytocin is the hormone we want to have flowing around the body during labour. It helps the natural process of birth along. But do you know how to actively promote oxytocin besides just trying to relax? In the midst of facing unknown challenges in labour, it is very normal to feel the emotions and sensations associated with a loss of control. The question is, will you be able to make space to observe and simply 'be with' your thoughts, emotions and sensations in a way that avoids spiralling into panic? […] more

  • 7 May 2014

    Feminism and Abortion

    One of the most contentious issues in the modern world, the subject of abortion is no less divisive when it comes to feminist rhetoric. In fact, if recent media scandals are anything to go by it is perhaps more controversial when feminists opt to weigh in. For the most part, the general feminist sentiment when it comes to abortion is that it is ultimately the woman’s decision since it is her body. Therefore, abortions should be legal in order to keep women safe and they should not be subject to extensive questions or moral persuasion. […] more

  • 26 Mar 2014

    Healing the perineum after birth

    The perineum is the delicate piece of skin found, on a woman (though men have a perineum as well), between the vagina and anus. It is an important part of a woman’s anatomy because it connects with the pelvic floor muscles – two broad flat muscles that create a hammock-like support to the pelvic organs. It is also an area that women often become painfully aware of after giving birth, with an estimated 85% experiencing some degree of perineal tear. […] more

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