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Postnatal Mental Health

Postnatal Mental Health

The time following the birth of your baby is one of adaptation and has an impact on every aspect of your being. You will likely experience emotional, mental and physical... Read More

Coping with a Newborn During Isolation

Congratulations if you have just birthed your baby or are about to. This is a magical moment and feeling accompanied and supported through your birth as a mother in these... Read More
Coping with a Newborn During Isolation
Mental health in pregnancy

Mental health in pregnancy

Perinatal mental health is the umbrella term for all mental health conditions around pregnancy, including the year after birth. You may also hear terms such as prenatal/antenatal depression and postnatal... Read More

Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth During COVID-19

These are scary, worrying, weird times for the birthing population worldwide. Mentions of viral spread, illness and death are omnipresent. Most of us are worried, anxious the majority of the... Read More
Self Care in Pregnancy and Birth During COVID-19
Self-care after the birth of your baby

Self-care after the birth of your baby

The time following the birth of your baby can be one of stark contrasts. On one hand you can feel elated, empowered and in love with your newborn and, on the other, you may feel overwhelmed with the physical, mental and emotional impact of having a baby.

Premature babies - what to expect

A baby is considered premature if they are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Around 60,000 babies a year are born prematurely in the UK and it remains the leading... Read More
Premature babies - what to expect
Essential oils

Essential oils

What are they?  Essential oils are the compounds from individual plants, which are extracted by a distillation (steaming) process or by pressing the stem, leaves, flowers or roots. Each plant has unique characteristics and aromas which are reflective... Read More

First Aid for Babies and Young Children

Mum of 6 (including 2 sets of twins!) and founder of Mini First Aid, Kate shares her first aid tips for new parents:- When we get ready for baby to arrive, we often focus on the softer side; the... Read More
First Aid for Babies and Young Children
Recovery after a vaginal birth

Recovery after a vaginal birth

4 minute read  Allowing yourself time to heal and recover after childbirth is not often talked about in detail. We can sometimes expect to be up and about and resuming normal life just... Read More

Recovery after a caesarean section birth

3 minute read When caesarean sections, or C Sections, are necessary they save lives, however, this type of birth is major abdominal surgery and recovery time can vary from one... Read More
Recovery after a caesarean section birth