MamaCare’s ‘Get Regular’ Recipe

Constipation and sluggish bowel function is very common during pregnancy and after giving birth. This recipe for a homemade digestive remedy is perfect for when you want to get things moving. It’s also yummy, breastfeeding friendly and extremely easy to make....

Drop in Baby Clinic

Every Tuesday morning, Kathleen (MamaCare’s founder / naturopath / acupuncturist) runs a free drop-in clinic at her Pyrmont practice for all new parents, babies and children. MamaCare’s Baby Clinic runs from 9.00 – 10.30am on a first-come,...

Body after Baby

This is reposted from a blog I wrote a couple of years ago, after yet another conversation with a beautiful new mum, who felt stressed and pressured to ‘bounce back’ after having her baby. __________ Having a baby changes your body. Fact. You fall...

Postpartum vs Postnatal

You may have noticed, in MamaCare’s resources, articles and social media posts, the term postpartum appearing more often than postnatal. Someone asked me recently why this is, as the former is more commonly used in the US while the latter more common in...

Five Ways to Help a New Mama

Firstly. Whenever you visit, without exception, bring food. Food is always, always, appropriate and appreciated. At the very least, it should be something you can share together during your visit (so you’re not eating into her supplies). And even better is the...

The Golden Month

According to Chinese medicine traditions, the four to six week period following birth is known as the Golden Month. This is a common practice that is seen in similar forms in many traditions and cultures the world over. For example, the ‘cuarenta’ in Latin...