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Dr Google’s baby manual – parental information overload

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In the 6 years since becoming pregnant and a parent, access to information has never been so readily available.  Social media has escalated beyond belief – we are all becoming phone addicts and spend all our waking time googling or reading on facebook every single issue with regards to pregnancy, birth, feeding, sleeping, baby behaviour […]

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Fit for Motherhood – 12th November 2014

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Edinburgh Birth and Baby Services

Edinburgh Birth and Baby Services, in conjunction with Sweaty Betty Wednesday, 12 November 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00, 67 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2JG Join us for an evening of taster sessions and information, to help you in your journey through pregnancy, birth and into motherhood. Experts will be giving short talks throughout the evening on […]

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Planning Postnatal Care

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Pregnancy, Birth and New Baby Support

There’s been numerous articles in the press about lack of postnatal care including support for breastfeeding. I’ve witnessed this first hand a number of times, mums feeling frazzled, overwhelmed and believing that they aren’t meeting the needs of their babies. Given how stretched our current midwifery and health visiting teams are and the situation with […]

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Self-care – PND Hour (Guest Hosting)

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This week on #PNDHour, we will be talking about self-care.  Self-care is more than going for a massage or getting our nails done.  It’s vital in terms of anyone’s recovery from depression and should be prioritised for all carers in all settings. In our PND Hour, we will of course be talking about mums and […]

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Breastfeeding Blues

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Courtesy of Caroline from CeilidhKids To be sung to the tune of Elvis’ ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ Well since my baby joined me I’ve got some real sad news Although I love her dearly I’ve got the breastfeeding blues It makes me so bovine baby It makes me so bovine baby It makes me so bovine, I […]

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Summer holidays 2014

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I can’t believe the holidays are over!!!  Blink and you miss it.  It’s been a brilliant few weeks filled with sun (in Scotland), beaches, fruit picking, day trips, chillaxing and more.  I have to say at times it’s been full-on crazy trying to keep three energetic boys entertained and come lunch time, I’ve had to […]

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Overcoming PND guilt

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Checking out my webstats this week – someone arrived at my page with the search terms ‘Overcoming PND Guilt’.  Interesting – what is it we should guilty about? You see – in my experience of supporting mums via NurtureMe, via support groups I run for twins club and Juno Edinburgh, via the twitter family/FB groups […]