As a mum-of-two, I wouldn’t say that either of my kids were ‘difficult’ babies. Sure, we had the colic, the weaning issues and a few sleep blips, but broadly I feel that I got off fairly lightly. For some parents their reality seems very different. From the outset their babies are restless, fussy, and difficult
Your body has nine months to get used to growing your baby. That’s long enough for it to feel normal, despite the sometimes less than pleasant side effects. When your baby is born, your body changes in an instant, this can leave you feeling all at sea. All Change The hormones that have supported and
They say that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. In fact, giving birth and becoming a mum can be terrifying and thrilling in equal parts. But while that saying is true, there are a few things you can bear in mind to make the transition from couple to family as smooth as possible.
“Can you believe she said that?” remarked my friend following a tense visit from a relative a week after giving birth to her first baby. Everything had started so well. Flowers and congratulations followed by cuddles. Perfect. One hour later: cut to my friend sobbing in the bathroom, clutching her new born and wondering how
The arrival of a new baby takes its toll on all the family, especially on Mum. The rigours of birth can play havoc with your lady-bits, and the sleepless nights and exhaustion of breastfeeding leave many new Mums in a zombie-like state for weeks. Safe to say, then, that sex is not really a burning
You are pregnant and want to breastfeed. You read all the books, and scour the internet for advice. You maybe even ‘practice’ breastfeeding with a toy baby doll. Breast feeding maybe natural but not always easy! You feel confident. You feel ready. Then you survive childbirth and, feeling utterly exhausted, are handed a wriggling pink bundle