My motherhood by Jules Canterbury   I think it’s taken me 18 months to come to ‘terms’ with the fact that I’m a mother. It’s a strange label in our society, almost pejorative, a bit like wife. And it took me ages to come to terms with being one of those too.   I think ...

Pregnancy is the biggest challenge your skin will ever face. Think about it… you’re going to grow 30+ inches in 40 weeks and then shrink back down, then in a few years time – hit repeat! Ageing, sun damage, gravity – those all happen over a period of years. Pregnancy happens in a period of ...

Swollen feet and legs during pregnancy is known as ‘oedema’, a condition which means that your body is holding onto too much fluid. 90 percent of pregnant women suffer from oedema in pregnancy, which varies from mild to severe. So you’re not alone – but what can you do about it?   Puffy legs in ...

The Doctor and Daughter’s guide to pregnancy.   Anyone who knows me well will understand that being asked to write about “Motherhood” would prove to be a daunting task.  I am usually brutally honest about everything, and I was apprehensive that my honesty, combined with a slight selfish streak, and a dearth of natural maternalism ...

Countless times when I was pregnant perfect strangers would walk up to my husband and I and say things like – ‘going to see a movie? Enjoy it while you can! Once you have that baby nothing will be the same’.  Or ‘Going out for dinner (for a walk, out to eat, to buy groceries…) ...

Breastfeeding is an amazing thing – but it can take a minor toll on your beauty routine. That’s because, if you’re breastfeeding, you might find that your body needs a bit of help getting extra hydration. Drinking plenty of water is one way of dealing with it – but here are some other ways of ...

My Motherhood took a while – 4 years to be exact.   I experienced a lot of tests, tears, and prayers and finally a round of IVF before I was able to start my parenting journey.   I now have two gorgeous girls and they are my world. The moment I laid eyes on them ...

Don’t be afraid of discomfort   In our modern day lives we do a lot of things to avoid discomfort.  But if we can learn to relax when we feel it, we might be surprised at how quickly it passes and how much we can learn and grow from it.   Discomfort is completely different ...

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when you’ve just had a baby, good old Mother Nature has another surprise for new mums – post-pregnancy hair loss. Yes, it’s true. Alongside not having much sleep, when you go for a shower, your hair will come out in clumps. You’re a lucky lady…   ...

What an honour to be asked to write about something so profoundly meaningful and yet something that I might never have done without prompting… Motherhood, the greatest privilege a woman can enjoy should she so choose to!  Bitter-sweet at times, and deeply nourishing, nurturing and delicious at others… Oh the joys of the roller coaster ...