Are your supplements doing you more harm than good?

Do I need to take supplements? Are they all good? Are there any I should avoid? Can too many supplements be harmful? The world of dietary supplements is so confusing. Here in Chile I’ve found it much harder to eat a varied vegan diet than back in the UK, so I’ve been looking into supplements. I take calcium, vitamin D and…
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Breastfeeding issues? Speak to Nathalie

Breastfeeding is good for your baby. We all know that. But it isn’t always easy. I’ve breastfed all three of my kids and I have overwhelmingly positive memories. But we’ve also been through mastitis, blocked ducts, reflux, tongue tie, allergies, torticollis (my kid’s neck was deformed so he could only feed on one side), thrush and more. Yes, I’m not new…
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Giving birth at the Clinica Alemana, Santiago: What to Pack

After a few requests from some lovely Expaters here, I thought to do a post on what to pack when giving birth at the Clinica Alemana in Santiago de Chile. Yes, the Clinica Alemana has published a checklist (click here for the link), but after giving birth myself a week ago, I thought to compile a list from a more…
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Travel with preschool age children

When asked an expat mum said to Santa that she’d like a purple unicorn for Christmas. ‘Don’t be silly’, Santa replied, ‘there’s no such thing’. ‘OK’, said the mum, ‘I’ll have a relaxing flight back home with the kids then’. ‘Umm… let me see about that unicorn’, said Santa. I recently survived the flight from hell with our two preschoolers.…
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Pregnancy and birth tips from The Virtual Midwife

Life as a mother-to-be can be confusing, lonely and stressful. We’re bombarded with conflicting information on the internet, force fed advice we don’t even ask for and excluded from our social circles just because we can’t stay awake to party like it’s 1990. And wine is off limits. Add cultural issues and subtract friends and family you’ve got yourself an…
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