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FOUR – The Baby At last! It’s why we are here, after all. And I see now that pregnancy and delivery were just the foreplay, or the prologue, the introduction to the real event. He regained his birthweight in a week and after a few broken nights is feeding six times a day and is easy to wind and settles nicely. I’m sure I’m going to get that first smile any time soon. His skin is perfect and the health visitor says he’s on the 60 th centile, and he’s quiet in restaurants and just loves it when his father […]
FIVE – The Father Perhaps the most unpredictable of the 5 phases You think you know he’s going to be, but reality turns out differently. It can, of course go both ways. The man who came to every clinic visit and class and was joined at the hip during labour, suddenly changes. He starts to find work, travel, laptop and cellphone and the latest box set much more interesting than the screaming blob who insists on emptying his alimentary canal at both ends. What happened to our social life and those fantastic meals you used to cook and the random […]
Well there you have it. Marwood’s five unpredictables. I think I’ve seen almost every combination of Good /Bad in the 5 phases Does anyone ever get all five Goods. Well yes, a few lucky ones, who often do not realise how lucky they really are. They tend to think that they have discovered the secret to the Universe, and often have special tips on diet, exercise, breathing, baby care and so on, which will enable you to have a similar experience. But really it’s so often down to good fortune. It’s extremely rare to get all five Bads. Perhaps a […]
Top Ten Hacks for First Time Mothers Don’t Bother to Wash New Baby Clothes If you are buying new baby clothes- guess what? They are already clean! You do NOT need to spend your last few, precious baby-free days washing, drying and ironing tiny babygros and vests. Spend your maternity leave more wisely – do the things you have been meaning to do for ages…finish that photo album…start Game of Thrones…or just sleep! You are going to have laundry coming out of your ears when the baby has arrived so don’t peak too soon! p.s. don’t open packets of […]
Sorry if it’s a bit boasty..But we just wanted to share some of the great feedback we have been receiving! About the Course Content I think it was brilliant, there was enough both for women and partners and a good balance between emotional, practical and medical information. Content was comprehensive without being overwhelming. Really great balance of ‘real’ perspective i.e without sugar coating but lots of positivity about ‘you can do this’ and you will survive! I found it extremely helpful and reassuring. Great advice from two very experienced people in two different areas. All questions were answered and feel […]
Breastfeeding can be such a difficult time for so many women and there is so much conflicting advice to be found on the internet. We have so many wonderful articles written by breastfeeding specialists such as Charlotte Young IBCLC that we decided to collect them all together for you in one easy to read article. We hope that they help you. 1. How to Prevent and Treat Sore Nipples – Charlotte Young IBCLC. During both antenatal and postnatal consultations, it never fails to amaze me how many mothers expect breastfeeding to hurt…(more) 2. Practical Tips for Breast or Bottle Feeding […]
Breastfeeding in Public. Tips for new mums- by Lou Burns Lou Burns was thrust into the limelight recently when she tweeted about being told to “cover up” whilst breastfeeding in Claridges. Mother of three, Lou has kindly shared her top tips for feeding in public. For some lucky women and babies, breastfeeding comes naturally but for many of us it can be more challenging and takes a bit of time and patience to get the hang of. If breastfeeding does work for you, you might feel self-conscious about doing it in public to begin with but with a bit of […]
Whether you have had a traumatic birth or perhaps just a birth that did not go quite as you had planned and you would like to talk to a professional about your options for your next pregnancy then our Birth Debriefing Session is for you. If you are pregnant again or thinking about another baby and you feel nervous or confused about your options for your next birth then come and chat to Top Obstetrician, Roger Marwood who will help set your mind at rest. A Debriefing Session can be very useful if you have experienced -A long and painful […]
My IVF Journey by the very courageous Georgy Mason who gave birth to her beautiful baby girl yesterday 5.1.15 at 18.25 IVF is the miracle of science that means many of the women who would be involuntarily childless are not. It’s science that should be celebrated and embraced. Instead the internet terrifies us, shows us only the misery and makes it harder for us to embark upon the journey that could change our lives. I would like to offer a better perspective on how to survive this rollercoaster with your sanity and your sense of humour. My husband and I […]