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Birthing During COVID-19 | Kathy Fray | Ep 13

Pregnancy is such a wonderful experience in any woman’s life, if not the greatest. What an experience it will be for all expecting parents to one day tell their daughter or son that they were born during a pandemic. But... Continue Reading >

Revolutionising the bottle-feeding experience for mums and baby

Media kindly brought to you by Rochilou   Bottle-feeding expressed breast milk or formula presents challenges for virtually all parents in keeping your baby safe, happy and well-fed. Whether you’re a first-time mother who is scrambling to make it work,... Continue Reading >

5 Most Random but Useful Things to know about Newborns

Having random behavior these days means being unpredictable, or no rhyme or reason. So on that note, here are a few ‘random’ (but useful topics) relating to NewBorns … an eclectic hodgepodge assortment of miscellaneous sundry ‘stuff’ regarding the infinite... Continue Reading >

Breast-Weaning – Is there ever a Right time to start Formula??

This is a tricky question First-World parents often ask, and like so many parenting issues, there is no definitive answer that is appropriate for all circumstances. ​ Some Western governments have ratified the B.F.H.I. (Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative), which has... Continue Reading >

Everything You Need To Take To Birthing Suite

Some people have an innate ability all their life to pack lightly – and I’m unashamedly not one of them. So this article is about being totally and utterly prepared for the arrival of a baby, not partially or reasonably... Continue Reading >

Salute to Working Mums

  Leisa Papa How did you achieve what you have now as a working mum I remember the day I went on Maternity leave. I was working as a Business Advisor for a large Pharmaceutical company and I was really... Continue Reading >

Crazy Normal Newborn Behaviours

For most of us, the arrival of our first child is usually the first Labour we’ve ever been privy to, which is rather an intense first introduction to the experience of Childbirth! Often too, our newborn is the first neonate... Continue Reading >

Screening at Birth

Without doubt, voluntarily allowing your wee bundle to be manhandled by someone else for medical examinations is a Big Ask for some mums … especially if Bubs is crying, which they typically seem to. “Whoa!” you can find yourself muttering... Continue Reading >

Six Essentials to Understanding Over-Tired Babies

“Is he a good sleeper?” “Oh, he’s wonderful. He just closes his fists, wrinkles his button nose, and lets out a cute little grizzle – and I know he’s tired. So then he’s straight into bed and he’s out like... Continue Reading >

What instructions are your Maternity HealthCare Providers (midwives, obstetricians, doulas) receiving to keep You, your Baby, and Themselves safe during your Pregnancy ?

By Kathy Fray It is physiologically normal during pregnancy1 to naturally be immuno-compromised (it is part of how your body doesn’t reject growing your baby). But add into that fact, knowing that local Hospitals (where you may have been planning to give... Continue Reading >