How to support someone during labour and birth
Posted on June 23, 2016 by childBIRTH
Giving birth is one of life’s biggest challenges. It doesn’t matter how babies arrive, getting them from the womb to the outside world is a major achievement. Supporting someone through that process is also a major challenge.
New Born Sleep and Settling
Posted on February 5, 2016 by childBIRTH
In my role as a midwife I work in antenatal education, post-natal services, and on the maternity ward. This means I spend a lot of my time helping parents with newborn sleep and settling. Naturally sleep and settling consumes much of a parent’s focus when raising newborns. It certainly did for me with my children! […]
The role of bacteria in pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding
Posted on November 4, 2015 by childBIRTH
Good bacteria is having a moment. While still in the early stages, some interesting research is showing that microbiota on the skin and in the gut can play a key role in maintaining good health.
Should I eat my placenta?
Posted on October 5, 2015 by childBIRTH
I am hearing this question more and more from my clients. The placenta is indeed an amazing organ.
The best birth plan
Posted on August 18, 2015 by childBIRTH
I am often asked about the ‘best’ birth plan. In the lead up to the arrival of your baby, a birth plan is one of the key things you will be considering. This document can be useful for outlining your preferences for birth. But a birth plan can also be a negative for your birth experience if […]
Warning signs during pregnancy
Posted on March 12, 2013 by childBIRTH
Discovering that you are expecting is emotional and exciting. Especially if it’s your first baby, you may have a lot of questions about what’s normal, what’s not, and when you should call your doctor. Most women will have healthy pregnancies. Taking care of yourself and heeding any changes in your health will probably go a […]