All posts tagged: pregnancy

Coronavirus and pregnancy

Coronavirus and pregnancy is still an important issue. Lockdown might be easing but pregnant women are still classed as clinically vulnerable. If you are in your third trimester, it is advised that you should be attentive to social distancing. Pregnant women are being advised to be cautious because some viral infections, such as the flu, are known to be worse during pregnancy. Although current evidence tells us that the majority of pregnant women who come down with coronavirus will experience only mild/moderate symptoms. Key guidance for pregnant women keep mobile and hydrated stay alert and safe with social distancing and wearing face masks eat well take Folic Acid and Vitamin D supplements attend all of your scans and appointments, unless you are told not to if you are concerned about either yourself or your baby, seek medical assistance If you develop symptomsIf you think you are experiencing symptoms, call 111 for further guidance and let your midwife know. Maternity Unit GuidanceDuring lockdown many units were very strict with policies around homebirth, birth partners and additional …

Family Directory – Core Team

The Family Directory is an essential guide to the best services and practitioners for parents, along with a range of brilliant gifts and products for families. The core team are a small group of well-trained specialists working with parents and children across Newcastle, Tyneside and Northumberland. Janine Smith Practice – birth & baby preparation, postnatal support, baby massage, weaning and ongoing parent support Debbie Donaldson – pregnancy & postnatal fitness specialist Julia McCarthy at Sanctuary House – massage and reflexology Puddle Ducks – aquanatal, baby & toddler swimming plus swim academy North East Sling Library – for baby & toddler carrying expertise Tumbles & Grumbles First Aid – for parents, grandparents and children Branch Counselling – specialising in family counselling Frankie Aitchison Psychotherapy & Counselling – specialising in support after miscarriage, stillbirth and childloss

Family Directory – Pregnancy & Birth

The Family Directory is an essential guide to the best services and practitioners for parents, along with a range of brilliant gifts and products for families. These pregnancy and birth practitioners are well trained specialists to boost your health and wellbeing and to enhance your preparation for birth and your new baby. 1:1 Sessions for Pregnancy with Janine Smith– to talk through any anxieties, concerns and decisions Birth Preparation & Baby Preparation Consultations with Janine Smith– good knowledge, practical skills, discussion and effective preparation for birthand your new baby Aerobic Bumps with Debbie Donaldson – for pregnancy fitness Aquanatal with PuddleDucks – for pregnancy fitness Pregnancy Yoga with Yoganic– for pregnant women across Tyneside Reflexology & Pregnancy Massage with Julia at Sanctuary House – to ease aches and pains and to boost your wellbeing Birth Debrief Service– with Janine Smith to talk through and make sense of the birth of your baby

Pregnancy & Birth Series

Pregnancy is a unique time of change, preparation and planning – you can now sign up for a series of 12 emails providing you with a range of information and tips for your pregnancy and to enhance your preparation for the birth of your baby. The series will provide you with knowledge, tips and activities for your pregnancy…*looking after you*managing your mood and your wellbeing*relaxation & breathing skills for pregnancy and birth*being active in pregnancy*positions for pregnancy, labour and birth*if you need to be induced*if you need a caesarean*getting ready for labour and birth*preparing for your new baby The Pregnancy & Birth Series will be available from March 1 – you can sign up now and your emails will arrive weekly. If you are at the end of your pregnancy, you can choose to receive them daily.

Links to useful organisations

Here are links to a range of websites and social media accounts for pregnancy, birth and early parenting… Pregnant Then ScrewedSupport for women who have faced maternity or pregnancy discrimination, including free legal advice For pregnancy & birth… Mama AcademyHelping babies arrive safely Kicks CountThe baby movement resource and awareness campaign TommysFunding research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage, and providing information for parents-to-be Twins TrustSupporting twins, triplets and more For new parents… BlissFor babies who are born premature or sick Lullaby TrustSafer sleep for babies BasisBaby sleep information source Pandas FoundationSupport for families coping with pregnancy and postnatal mental illnesses MINDFor better mental health KellymomEvidence-based information on breastfeeding La Leche LeagueBreastfeeding support The Nappy LadyWashable nappy help North East Sling LibrarySling hire and advice for parents across the North East For babyloss… SANDSAdvice and support for stillbirth and neonatal death Useful social media… Birth, Baby & Family – for pregnancy, birth & early parentingInstagram: @birthbabyandfamilyFacebook: @birthbabyandfamily Lucy Webber Lactation ConsultantFacebook: @lucywebberbreastfeeding Legendairy MilkInstagram: @legendairymilk The Nappy LadyFacebook: @thenappylady North East Sling LibraryFacebook: @northeastslings Pregnant …