In her lengthy blog post, Turia reveals how she prepared for her baby boy’s birth at 40 weeks along.
‘At 40 weeks and one day, I thought “Okay mate, it’s time for you to come out and meet the world”.
'So, I swam a kilometre, went for a bushwalk and went four wheel driving …. on a very bumpy road. Nada. ’ she wrote with trademark humour.
‘At 40 weeks and two days, I saw my chiropractor and got my pelvis aligned. I swam a kilometre. I went to an acupuncturist.
‘I made an eggplant parmigiana (I used a recipe touted all over the internet as the best labour inducing food out there - google ‘scalini's eggplant parmigiana’ for the recipe).
It appears Turia’s labour-inducing meal worked – and Hakavai was born the next day.
‘The biggest adjustment for me since being a mum has been accepting that I can’t do everything on my To Do list anymore,’ Turia shared candidly on social media this week.
‘Instead of setting out to achieve ten or fifteen things each day, I just focus on three things that need to be done. And if everything goes to sh*t (quite literally haha!) I prioritise something that makes me feel good.
‘For me, that’s going for a surf or a run. Fill your bucket first!’ she concluded.