Birth

Choosing a doula – where do I start?

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Doula Edinburgh

So your thinking about getting a doula? But have no idea where to start?   Read on… this post is for you….   Where to find a doula? Like all other services – here’s some ideas…. Word of mouth is a great place to start – ask your friends, ask on facebook/social media, maybe check […]

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Secrets to enjoying parenthood

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So, what are the secrets to enjoying those first few weeks of being a parent? In fact, not just the first few weeks but months and years….. Look after yourself – that includes looking after yourself in pregnancy, through birth and the postnatal period – ensure you are eating well, taking the opportunities to rest, […]

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It’s mine…..

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We’re coming to the end of a massive building project in our home.  I can’t say it’s been the most stress-free period of my life with the door being a turnstile to tradesmen, never knowing how will be here day to day or when they’re going to be here.  And I’m missing the quiet of […]

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Expectations and Realities of Parenthood

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I’m looking forward to delivering the Preparing for Parenting classes throughout 2016 – class dates are now being published for the start of the year. Throughout all the topics we will be reflecting on the expectations and realities of parenting.  Why am I doing this? What is the purpose of this? What I believe strongly […]

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Nothing can prepare you for this

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Newborn - nurtureme

There is NOTHING that can prepare you for parenting – how many times have we said it, felt it, heard it?  I’m keen to work with expectant parents to make them feel confident and excited about the arrival of their babies.  It’s such an exciting, special and SHORT time.  We spend a lot of time focussing, […]

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Top ups – breastfeeding support

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Tricia, NurtureMe, showing client how to cup feed expressed milk

As most of the work I do is with twins, I often get asked about top ups which are extremely common.  Here’s some information about what top ups are, how they affect breastfeeding and how you can reduce/remove them. What are top ups? Top ups are feeds given to babies where there has been an […]

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Are doulas project managers?

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rachel hein, maternity, family, newborn, baby photographer edinburgh

I had a hilarious conversation last night with friends – his theory – everyone in whatever career they’re in, work as Project Managers.  I laughed this off – there is no way I am in any way a Project Manger – seriously, I feel very far removed from any sort of what I would call […]