There are many different routines and strategies you can implement to try and settle your baby to sleep. Remembering every baby is different, some babies thrive off routine and it works really well for the whole family, and other babies may not settle whether they have a bedtime routine or not. Your routine may differ slightly from a day sleep to a night sleep, but it can contain any or all of the settling techniques discussed below. Every strategy is going to work differently for every child, always persist and do what works best for you and your little one.
Whether you have a newborn or a teenager, as mums, our minds and bodies are put through the ringer. Call it what you want but cognitive difficulties post-partum are real. Add in the pressure of a pandemic, hello Covid and well, what more can we say. The last 2.5 years...
Water is needed for a variety of physiological functions and is essential for survival. A huge proportion of your body is made up of water, helping to absorb nutrients and flush out toxins. Keeping hydrated is important for everyone and everybody, especially through the perinatal period, from pregnancy to birth and lactation. Adequate water intake is also essential for your baby’s development.
Fun Facts on Breastfeeding! Most parents know that breastfeeding has amazing benefits for mama and baby, but there are a lot of facts regarding breastfeeding and breastmilk that you may not know. Have you ever wondered why we refer to the substance that comes out of your breast as liquid...
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That helps reduce brain fog, calms the mind and brings you the energy you need to get through the day.
When recovering from a vaginal birth it’s important to be kind to yourself and remind yourself that you just birthed a baby and are going to be sore. Your healthcare provider will give you tips and information regarding what to do after birth to allow your body to recover. But, as always it is beneficial to do your own research. Remember knowledge is power.
Visiting a new mama Having someone close to you give birth is very exciting, and it is fabulous to celebrate new life as well as celebrating the new mama. A baby is often the centre of attention when you visit after the birth, but the new mum deserves your attention...
Labour can be varied; you may describe the pain to be manageable while others could need strong pain relief. Pain is subjective, meaning it is personal and experienced differently by everyone, with every woman responding and coping in different ways with the pain of labour and childbirth.