The first Master Class for 2018 is in February. Please email midwifecath@gmail directly for information and to book your place. Bring along friends, mothers group or grandparents.
Feeding your newborn. Have informed options before giving birth.
We all hear about birth plans and try and make informed choices about how we want the baby to enter the world; however, in many cases,
Covering prams with muslin wraps for some reason has become the norm for mums while walking babies. Our obsession with how long the baby must sleep during the day encourages mums to ‘de sensitise ’ the babies’ surroundings hoping he will sleep and not be disturbed by the outside world.
“When they’re little, and you go for years without a good night’s sleep, you wonder if they’ll ever make it through to morning without finding some reason to wake you up. But then one day you look at the clock and it’s 7:30 a.m……
There are some times parents play, swing, hold, grab their child thinking it’s fun…but it has me cringing with anxiety. A pulled elbow is one of them. They are completely preventable and here is a few hints to prevent this painful episode for your little one
• don’t swing your child by his arms
• don’t pick your child up by his hands
• always pick your little one up from under his arms.
Formula is food for your baby and enough of making our new mothers feel guilty about giving babies formula.
Food standards Australia New Zealand is considering placing a “warning” on tins of formula about the risks to infant health of not breastfeeding.
Babies are tested for about 25 conditions at about 48 hours of life via a blood test done by a heel prick. The tests were started in the early 1960’s and is known by mums as the ‘heel prick test’.
Welcome to my website. I hope I can help advise and educate you in the early days of of parenting. The first weeks of parenting are really challenging and with my years of experience I aim to guide you through the good days and the long nights.