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Postnatal care – what does it mean?

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One of the interesting questions people often have is what do you mean by Postnatal care? Postnatal care is very much as it says, care post the birth of your baby and looking after the parents, providing gentle support and guidance for all those questions and worries that many parents have – some may refer […]

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Bye bye babies

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Last week was the end of my first six week stint with one lovely family including their gorgeous 6 week old babies.  I’ve been working with them in between my existing job but trying as much as I could do pop in to see them.  It’s been a great six weeks and I have to […]

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Self care week – how do you self care?

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This is self-care week.  So what does that mean for you? For many they regularly self-care – going to the gym, eating well, sleeping well, maybe an odd treat to the spa, a little massage, etc.  This is probably quite similar to how my life was before I had kids.  Now I struggle to get […]

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PND – my thoughts

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One of my lovely friends sent me this article this week on post natal depression – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-shattuck/the-two-phrases-that-helped-me-through-postpartum-depression_b_4156389.html.  Post natal depression is a very serious condition that is still such a stigma in our society as all mental health issues are as people don’t take the time to understand it.  This affects not just mums, but dads. […]

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The days are long but the years are fast

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On Friday I had the pleasure to once again go and see the twins that I’m helping with.  It was a much more relaxed day.  We used my Kari-Me sling and managed to get the bg to have a good long sleep in it which was exactly what she and mum both needed.  Mum also […]

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Getting home

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I’m hopeful that the new babies that I’ll be working with are going home today.  I can’t wait to start working with them tomorrow and providing some help.  I remember when we got home we didn’t tell anyone for a couple of hours so we could just snuggle in with our babies in our OWN […]

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Breastfeeding – recognising hunger cues

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I had a really lovely visit to the hospital yesterday to meet the new baby twins.  It was such a pleasure to meet them and a good reminder of how hard those first few days are in the hospital with your babies.  When I got there, after speaking to mum and dad, I noticed out […]