Marwood’s 5 Unprecdictables…concluded!

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 […]

Ten Things ALL Pregnant Women Should Know!

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 […]

The Doctor’s TV Debut!

Antenatal Class Testimonials!

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- Everything you need to know.

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- Lou Burns

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 […]

Birth Debriefing – South London

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 Georgy Mason

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 […]

Pregnancy after IVF, and the Absurdity of life after Infertility

Pregnancy after IVF, and the absurdity of life after infertility by the very courageous Georgy Mason who gave birth to her beautiful baby girl yesterday 5.1.15 at 18.25 You’ve met me before so you know already that I tried to conceive for 8 years and that I would not be pregnant today if it had not been for the strength of my husband and his ability to remind me that a little humour fixes most things. You know a little more now about the crazy rollercoaster of the IVF journey, but what you don’t know yet is that the joke doesn’t end there, it continues into pregnancy!  I […]

Guilt Free Bottle Feeding

Madeleine Morris – co author of Guilt Free Bottle Feeding explains what prompted her and paediatrician Dr Sasha Howard to write the book. When I look at Doctor and Daughter it takes me back to those exhilarating, exhausting first days of motherhood.  So many questions!  So many answers to those questions and none of them the same!  Except, that is, the answer to the question, “should I breastfeed?” The answer from almost everyone we encounter as new mums, from the midwife, to the NCT instructor to the lady next to you on the bus is, “Yes.”  And this is entirely reasonable.  […]