[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” Mid-Day.com, 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: https://www.mid-day.com/articles/midwife-tells-you-why-prince-harry-and-meghan-markle-may-have-a-baby-boy/20234179?fbclid=IwAR0MR-fueVmR5IUpWEUzAIO6kehaACaU3-4DVogIz9Mp480i9pluEQSK-AQ

[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: https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1070684/Meghan-Markle-baby-gender-girl-boy-odds-meghan-markle-pregnant-prince-harry?fbclid=IwAR0Ecc0Xa4zfO0p75yZcCV6cUG5YE5fdMqUATp7mCgX5WWyGH_NabDoHTwk

[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.

Read more here: https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/health/health-advice/what-a-womans-baby-bump-can-tell-you-about-the-sex/news-story/d2ac3ee374d1bab1477dd6f81b26ab0c

[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.

Read more here: https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/regular-bedtime-adequate-sleep-key-to-kids-wellbeing-say-experts/news-story/eaacd407b86dcd72bbf58f3c9e684c5f

[ARTICLE] “Infant Sleep Myth Put To Bed At Last”- Courier Mail November 17th 2018

THE “gold standard” target that a baby should sleep through the night before the age of one has been smashed by experts.

The researchers examined whether infants who didn’t sleep for six or eight consecutive hours were more likely to have problems with physical skills, such as movement and dexterity, or mental development. They found no correlation.

The researchers also found no link between infants waking at night and mothers’ post-natal mood.

Queensland midwife and baby sleep consultant Amanda Bude said understanding the normal sleep needs and variations for babies after six months was important for reassuring parents.

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[ARTICLE] “Pregnancy Weight Guidelines Spark Fatshame Fears”- The Courier Mail 5th November 2018

NEW clinical guidelines for pregnant Australians will put more focus on weight, a move slammed by maternity consumer advocates who fear women will feel fat-shamed.

A summary of the updated recommendations, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia highlights that health practitioners should offer pregnant women advice on weight, diet and physical activity and the chance to be weighed at each antenatal visit.

Gold Coast midwife Amanda Bude, who teaches private childbirth classes, said guidelines should focus on body mass index rather than weight.

“A high BMI of 30-35 at the first antenatal visit can alert pregnancy carers that a woman maybe at risk for complications in pregnancy, such as DVT, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure,” Ms Bude said.


[Article] “Creating a healthy sleep routine for your little one”- My Deal.Com.AU- Sept 18


[ARTICLE] “Grandparents Should Have Rules For Minding Your Kids”- The Courier Mail, August 5th 2018


MUMS and dads who use grandparents as babysitters are being advised to strike formal childcare agreements to avoid family meltdowns caused by lax discipline and standards.

Child experts say parenting techniques have changed so much over the decades that drawing up an official list of instructions and routines is necessary to ease parents’ fears and remove conflict.


Gold Coast midwife and baby sleep expert Amanda Bude says she comes across parents who worry that grandma will not adhere to sleep guidelines or that the child will be overheated.

“Instructions can bring peace of mind,” she said.