Interview with Sarah King “Wellness Wholehearted Mummas” 17th May 2019

In todays episode Amanda, a holistic midwife, explains the ins and outs of Hypnobirthing, who it is for, what is involved and why a holistic approach puts the Mumma in control. We also chat about unique and gentle approaches to sleep and settling for babies to children up to 5, the benefits of individual sleep coaching for the whole family with beautiful out comes for the child.

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[ARTICLE] “Birthing in the dark, best for mum” Courier Mail, April 22nd 2019


PREGNANT women are being urged to wear sunnies during their ­labour to help produce the hormone melatonin which boosts contractions.

In the last few weeks of pregnancy the uterus develops receptors to melatonin and makes the uterus muscle more sensitive to the hormone. Combined with oxytocin it stimulates the uterus to start contracting.

Melatonin is also a natural sleep- regulating chemical that typically ­increases in the body after dark.

“This is why you will find most ­babies are born early in the morning after mum has laboured during the night. The amount of light that you are exposed to influences the creation of the hormone and hospitals have notoriously bright lights,” midwife and sleep expert Amanda Bude told The Courier-Mail.

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[ARTICLE] How To Get A Good Nights Sleep

How do you get a good nights sleep? Thrilled to have collaborated for the article!

It’s easier said than done, but getting a good night’s sleep could be the answer to many of your problems and stresses. But how exactly can you achieve this seemingly impossible feat? How easy or hard this will be very much depends on your personal circumstances – for example, whether you have small children or have particular health issues – but there are some changes you can make to your routine and environment to increase your chances of getting some rest…

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[ARTICLE] “The Real Reason People Are Convinced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Having a Boy”- CheatSheet Entertainment, February 16th 2019.

Ever since it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were expecting their first child, there have been reports almost daily about everything from when the due date is to what names they have picked out. Of course, there has also been tons of speculation about the baby’s gender and now some royal watchers and fans are convinced that the retired actress is having a boy.

So why do people think the duchess is having a boy now? Well, the pair hasn’t cut down on their public engagements and many believe that Markle’s appearance may signal what she’s expecting. According to Amanda Bude, a midwife from Groovy Babies, the way the former Suits star is carrying her baby could be an indicator.

[ARTICLE]”Midewife suggests we can guess the gender of Harry and Meagan’s baby bump” Closer Weekly, 17th January 2019

[ARTICLE]”Midwife tells you why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be having a baby boy”, January 12th 2019.

The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child in Spring this year.

Amanda Bude, who is a midwife from Groovy Babies has said that Markle may give birth to a baby boy. According to her, the way a pregnant woman carries a baby can help in determining the baby’s gender.

According to a report in India Today, Bude spoke to local media and said that if one is carrying “wide and low” and has gained weight only around the abdomen, then it’s a girl and if one is carrying it “high and pointy,” then it’s likely to be a baby boy.

She furthur spoke about the predictions being made about Meghan’s baby bump, and said that it’s different for every woman because everybody’s body is as unique as a fingerprint. Read more here:

[Article] “Megahan Markle baby gender revealed?” Express UK January 11th 2019.

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry will welcome their first child in the Spring of 2019 and as the due date is approaching Royal fans are speculating in the baby’s gender. Will Meghan and Harry have a baby girl or a boy?

Meghan Markle is due to give birth this spring and the Duchess of Sussex is assumed to be six to seven months pregnant. Scans can reveal the baby’s gender from week 16 which means Meghan and husband Prince Harry could already know if they are having a boy or a girl. And now a midwife has explained how an old myth can help predict the gender.

Amanda Bude, a midwife from Groovy Babies explained the gender can be revealed by the way a woman “carries.”

The midwife said apparently if you’re carrying “wide and low”, you’re more likely to be having a girl. Read more here:

[ARTICLE] “What a woman’s bump can tell you about the sex: is Megan Markle having a boy?” Body and Soul 10th January 2019

It happens all the time. A woman announces she’s pregnant and bam, the speculation begins about whether she’s having a boy or a girl. While some people claim the way a mum looks overall (her hair, glow, and so on) are predictors of whether she has a baby boy or girl on board, others swear it all has to do with the way she carries.

Midwife Amanda Bude from Groovy Babies is used to hearing such speculation. She says old wives’ tales say that if you’re carrying “wide and low” and that you’ve gained weight all around your abdomen (what is often referred to as a “tree trunk waist”), then you’re having a girl. Meanwhile, if you’re carrying “high and pointy” you’re more likely having a boy.

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[ARTICLE] “Regular Bedtime, key to kids well being”- The Courier Mail, 21st December 2018

MANY parents have dropped the ball on one of the most vital areas of bringing up a child – policing bedtimes – one of the nation’s top psychologists says.

Queensland child sleep consultant Amanda Bude said children aged five to 10 should have a bedtime between 7pm and 8.30pm, depending on their rising times.

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