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Posts tagged ‘Support’

FIVE GOLDEN SLUMBER SOLUTIONS

Calling all pregnant women!  You might have realised by now that your body is producing a miracle-a-minute.  The extraordinary way that your system has naturally turned into a baby-nurturing-wonderland is incredible.   Blows your mind, doesn’t it!?  Your baby is getting the goods and this is always a reassuring thing, however, sometimes the flaw in the system is when YOU need to rest.

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THE BABY BREAKOUT… STEPPING OUT FOR THE 1st TIME

Staying home and snuggling down with your newborn is bliss.  But, what happens when cabin fever sets in and you need some fresh air (and a loaf of bread)?

Getting out is essential for everyone’s well-being, but if you’re more shackled than delighted by the notion, it’s understandable. 

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DAD, DON’T BUGGER IT UP – COMMON SCREW UPS IN THE LABOUR WARD

No longer the cigar-pending, jumpy but blameless and innocent bystander.  Labour is a massive task, requiring the greatest support and it’s dad that’s expected to be up-to-date and on-task.

Having complete and comprehensive labour know-how, whilst remaining entirely peace-loving is dad’s duty.  Sounds supernatural, and it is.  However, as much as your partner might strive for this hero-status, the stakes are high and it can get dicey.

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CONFESSIONS OF A DOULA – WHAT YOUR BIRTH TAUGHT ME

The word ‘doula’ is a Greek word and it means to ‘mother the mother’.  A perfect job description.

As a doula, I’m not medically trained, like a midwife, nor do I have the expertise to deliver a baby.  But what I do offer is a supportive role in the journey of a pregnant woman.  I support her in many ways and I work with her, to create a positive and memorable birth.

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THINGS YOU WONT REMEMBER BEFORE LABOUR

It’s funny the things that end up front and centre when forecasting the day of your baby’s birth. 

For many mums-to-be, the highest priority is to name your new little human, for others, paint colours for the nursery.  By all means, go for it, I wouldn’t dare block the ambitions of a soon-to-be-lioness!

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