All posts filed under: Essentials

Birth Preparation Essentials

These birth preparation essentials provide a range of information, ideas and tips to boost your knowledge and wellbeing for all births. No two births are the same and your need for information, support and reassurance can vary. As a practitioner who has worked with expectant parents for almost 20 years, I passionately believe in good education for all births – not just your ideal birth. These guides provide a foundation of essential knowledge, strategies and practical information as part of your labour and birth preparation so you know more of what to expect, what you can do and the questions to ask. There is also focus on baby preparation – this can be as crucial as birth preparation so you are more informed for the first hours and days with your new baby. Writing your birth plan What to pack for birth and your new baby How to manage going over your due date Do you feel ready for labour & birth? Your options for birth & baby preparation Getting ready for your new baby …

Fourth Trimester Essentials

These fourth trimester essentials provide a range of information, ideas and tips to boost your knowledge and wellbeing throughout the early days and weeks with your new baby. Babies are not all the same and neither are parents so your need for information, support and reassurance as preparation and as you adjust to life with your new baby can vary. These guides provide a foundation of useful information so you know more of what to expect, what you can do and the questions to ask about your baby. Fourth Trimester Essentials include getting ready for your baby Saying hello Baby facts The first few days with your baby What to expect with baby sleep Giving yourself time to adjust Your recovery Using a sling For feeding information, there is a range of posts about breastfeeding, formula feeding and combination feeding in the:Feeding Your New Baby section Popular Posts…Loneliness of motherhoodCan I cuddle my baby too much?Enjoy Every Second?Making a rod for my back Copyright: Janine Smith I will be adding more 4th trimester and new …

Labour and Birth Essentials

These labour and birth essentials provide a range of practical information, ideas and tips to boost your knowledge and wellbeing for labour and birth, for induction and for caesareans. No two births are the same and your need for information, support and reassurance can vary. As a practitioner who has worked with expectant parents for almost 20 years, I passionately believe in good education for all births – not just your ideal birth. These guides provide a foundation of essential knowledge, strategies and practical information for labour and for birth so you know more of what to expect, what you can do and the questions to ask. Your body and your baby during labour and birth Using different positions Using relax & breathe techniques for all births Useful tips Tips for birth partners If you are being induced Essentials to consider during labour If you are having a caesarean To talk through the birth of your baby Mother Cuppa MagazinePregnancy| Birth Preparation | Labour & BirthNew Baby| FeedingChecklists | Tips | BabylossUseful Links Copyright: Janine Smith I will be adding more labour and …

Pregnancy Essentials

These pregnancy essentials provide a range of information, ideas and tips to boost your knowledge and wellbeing throughout pregnancy from your first trimester until you give birth. No two pregnancies are the same and your need for information, support and reassurance throughout can vary. These guides provide a foundation of useful information so you know more of what to expect, what you can do and the questions to ask about your pregnancy. Pregnancy Essentials: An overview of your pregnancy A guide to the early weeks of your pregnancy A guide to your second trimester A guide to the final weeks of your pregnancy A guide to your body during pregnancy &birth Doing pregnancy and birth again A brief guide to pregnancy after loss A guide to your pregnancy care A quick guide to pregnancy food and drink Tips & guidance for fitness in pregnancy Looking after your mental health in pregnancy Useful links for pregnancy & birth Mother Cuppa MagazinePregnancy| Birth Preparation | Labour & BirthNew Baby| FeedingChecklists | Tips | BabylossUseful Links Copyright: Janine Smith I will be adding more pregnancy articles …