This week, we look at a baby checklist for preparing for newborn life. Whether this is your first child or another little addition to your family, adjusting to life with a newborn requires a lot of support. This is especially true during the pandemic when parents are facing an unprecedented amount of uncertainty and fear for the safety of their families.
Hand expressing of breast milk is a low-tech, no fuss technique that was incredibly useful to my babies and I during our feeding journey. It helped me in various ways, from collecting colostrum to relieving pain from breast engorgement. Here are five things you may not know about hand expression:
Getting an epidural is a common and important topic to address in preparation for delivery and birth. Listed below are five facts that you may not know unless you've spoken with someone that has received an epidural during labour. This isn't meant to focus on technical aspects and definitely meant to say do it/don't do it. But we hope that by sharing a personal experience, this provides some insight into what you can expect.
Postpartum perineal care is extremely important but is often a subject that can be scary to talk about prior to delivery. Listed below are my top five recommendations for perineal care. But most importantly of all, remember to be kind to yourself.