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Life as a new mum

Life as a new mum   Becoming a mother is arguably the most major life-changing event in a woman’s life; few events are so irreversible and complete. The early weeks and months of parenthood are usually an exciting, happy, and rewarding time, as you and your partner get to know your new baby. However, [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:33+00:00

Coping with perineal pain and discomfort following childbirth

Coping with perineal pain and discomfort following childbirth Is it normal to feel like this? Having a baby is rather like running a marathon… joy and elation at crossing the finishing line… culminating in the safe arrival of your gorgeous new baby as well as, feelings of utter physical and emotional exhaustion including aches [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:34+00:00

The early weeks of parenthood: coping with sleep deprivation

The early weeks of parenthood: coping with sleep deprivation   Newborn babies and sleepless nights tend to go ‘hand-in-hand’ with each other and whilst many mums and dads are prepared for the ’round-the-clock’ care needs of their new baby – many will still say that they were totally unprepared for the levels of exhaustion [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:34+00:00

Coping with ‘After Pains’

Coping with ‘After Pains’ What are after pains? ‘After pains’ are contractions of the uterus (womb) following your baby’s birth; they are perfectly normal and there is no reason to feel concerned. In fact, after pains are a positive sign; initially immediately after birth these contractions ensure the small blood vessels that once lead [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:34+00:00

Anaemia after childbirth

Anaemia after childbirth What is anaemia? Anaemia is a condition where the amount of iron (ie haemoglobin) present in your body’s red blood cells is lower than it should be. Where these iron levels drop below their normal levels, this is called iron-deficiency and it is the most common cause of anaemia in the [...]

2017-05-26T16:29:35+00:00