Pregnancy and birth may be a challenging time for women, but new Dads have their own journey too, and often get forgotten in the frenzy of Mum-focused activity. From the point of conception, all attention shifts to the woman. And rightly so. But many men experience significant emotional upheaval during the 9 months and beyond.
Many pregnant women and their partners get so caught up in what will happen during labour and birth that they find themselves not knowing what to expect afterwards. If you’re wondering what will happen straight after your baby is born, here is our guide to after the birth. Cuddles As soon as your baby is
You’ve got past any latch issues, cracked nipples and getting up seven times a night to breastfeed your child but the next question asked by many mothers is ‘when should I stop breast feeding?’ Guidelines The World Health Organisation recommends that babies should be exclusively breastfed until they are six months old. While this a
Painkillers are something we all reach for from time to time but usually swallow down without actually bothering to read the leaflet that comes with them. Over the counter painkillers are widely used and are generally regarded as being safe and effective. However, painkiller safety is not to be overlooked. Different types of painkiller There
Wanting to know the gender of your unborn child is a very personal choice and if you do, the 20 week scan is the most common time rather than predicting gender at 12 weeks. Many people don’t want to know until the day of the baby’s arrival whilst others are desperate to find out whether they
What is a doula? The first question that you might be asking is what is a doula? A doula is a person who offers emotional and physical support to both the female and her partner in the lead up to, during and after the birth. The word doula (pronounced doo-la) derives from Greek meaning “woman