Category Archives: Mother and Baby

Vive Health Mother and Baby Care Blog
Author: Melissa LeBreton Mother / Naturopath)

Introducing Genevieve to Merakai Therapies

My name is Genevieve. I am originally from the UK but now live in Grange with my husband and two daughters. I first came across massage when I was studying to become a professional ballet dancer. Once I retired from … Continue reading

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Fertility & Pre-Pregnancy Support Massage

Merakai Therapies offer complete support of women on their journey to motherhood.  Specialised training in fertility and pre-pregnancy support, combined with their remedial and extensive pregnancy massage training means they are able to offer safe, nurturing, non-invasive and deeply relaxing … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Reflexology Massage

The joys of pregnancy are abundant, but sometimes so are feelings of pain and discomfort.  Reflexology is a gentle and nurturing therapy that may assist in managing many of the commonly felt pregnancy discomforts, such as: Morning sickness Back pain … Continue reading

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Three Ways Acupuncture can Improve Fertility & Conception

Bob Wong | Art of Acupuncture For many couples, trying to fall pregnant can be a time full of joy & excitement, anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. Unfortunately for many others it can become a stressful & … Continue reading

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Labour Support Workshop | March 18th 2018

Want to feel more confident about your labour? Have you heard of Acupressure for labour, but not sure how to do it? Want to know how to best support your wife/partner during her labour? Have you finished your Antenatal classes … Continue reading

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Turn that Lunch Box Frown Upside Down

Therese Hodgkinson (Naturopath) The lunch box. It certainly can drain you of all enthusiasm for new ideas after years of packing lunches. Thoughts of …where do I start, what do I add, how do I keep it interesting yet healthy? … Continue reading

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Do you have wrist pain during your pregnancy?

by Jodie Isle | Merakai Massage   With the increased fluid and changes to your body posture most women experience new aches and pains during pregnancy.  Some women will develop pain in their wrist(s), which may radiate down to their … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Pelvic Pain

by Jodie Isles | Remedial Massage Therapist ….I’m going to call it pregnancy triple P   So many women say: “My hips and pelvis feel like they are “falling apart”, my hips just ache all the time or at night, … Continue reading

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Foods and Supplements for Gut Health

By Megan Crockart | Nutritionist As a natural therapist, gut health is paramount, therefore in my own personal regime, I focus quite strongly on foods and supplements to support good gut health. Plus as a nutritionist gut health and digestive … Continue reading

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Vive Health – Massage Therapist – Jodie Isles

Dip. In Remedial Massage | NurtureLife® practitioner (Pregnancy massage Australia)   Special interests Remedial massage Deep Tissue massage Relaxation massage Pregnancy massage Massage for Labour (Labour support training) Postnatal massage HICAPS and Health fund rebates are available.   A little … Continue reading

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Natural Pain Relief Options for Labour

By Megan Crockart | Nutritionist I thought I would share a personal experience and give some insight into what natural pain relief options I tried in labour.  I gave birth to my baby boy Thomas just over 10 months ago … Continue reading

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Cleaned-Up Bubble Bars

How delicious do these Cleaned-Up Bubble Bars from Liz and Kath at Simple Nourishment look! Quick and easy to prepare, this is sure to be a hit for morning or afternoon tea – at school, at home, or at the … Continue reading

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Mini Banana Walnut Muffins

Another delicious recipe from Simple Nourishment! Why not make a batch for back to school lunches this week – yum! Be sure to check out the recipe book, Super Snacks, from Simple Nourishment in store at VIVE.   Prep: 15 mins … Continue reading

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Is your child having issues with concentration, learning or behaviour?

By Mikaela Duffy Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Body Talk Practitioner   Many children face difficulties when it comes to cognition, focus and retaining information.  At times these issues may be coupled with hyperactivity, sleeping problems and eating or digestive complaints.  The … Continue reading

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The Kitchen with Bella and Claudia: Beetroot Brownies

In this episode of The Kitchen, Bella and Claudia show you how to make an easy, delicious and simple recipe of Beetroot Brownies. Yum!   What you’ll need… 320g beetroot, grated raw (about 2.5 cups) 3 cups Protein Bread Co … Continue reading

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SUPERCHARGED VEGGIE SCRAMBLE

This is a breakfast I recommend to all of my clients – it’s very quick and just divine! A breakfast like this is a great way to pack veggies into the start of your day and will keep you full … Continue reading

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Cacao Banana Cake

Another delicious recipe from Liz and Kath at Simple Nourishment – perfect to prepare for school lunch boxes, weekend sport, or for a tasty afternoon work snack. Yum!   Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Makes 15 pieces … Continue reading

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Chewy Almond Butter Bars

These delicious bars are from the lovely Liz and Kath at Simple Nourishment, a fantastic recipe to prepare for back-to-school lunch boxes or for an indulgent afternoon work snack. We can’t wait to give these a try!   “Our passion … Continue reading

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The Perfect LOW CARB Lasagne

This recipe is seriously delicious! I have made it multiple times for various friends and it always gets a big tick of approval! The lasagne is an adaption of the beautiful ‘Tomato, Ricotta, Kale and Basil Lasagne’ from Gather and … Continue reading

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10 Eco-Friendly Products for the Natural Mum & Her Baby

At Vive Health, we believe in providing new mums with a wide range of eco-friendly and natural products so that they – and their babies – can live happier and healthier lives. So here’s a list of 10 popular products … Continue reading

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