What is a Doula?

What is a doula?

The word doula comes from ancient Greek and now refers to “a woman experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support before, during, and just after childbirth.” (Klaus, Kennell, Klaus, in Mothering the Mother) Studies show that when doulas attend births, labors are shorter with fewer complications, and babies are healthier and breastfeed more […]

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Finding Some ‘Me’ Time

Resuming your social life after having a Baby Step One – Finding an able, responsible and willing babysitter Once upon a time, all a young girl had to do to find a spouse, was to have a quick walk around the village and pick out a boy who still had his teeth and wasn’t too […]

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10 Reason why I Love being Pregnant

I am officially 12 weeks today! right now the baby is about the size of a plum, weighing half an ounce. most of his/her’s systems are in place and now just need to mature. white blood cells are being made, it’s digestive system is practicing movements, and it’s own little hormones are being produced. I’ve […]

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baby room decorating ideas

Baby room Decorating Ideas

Looking back to when my daughter was born, I remember spending hours scouring pics online, looking at products and baby room decorating ideas to decide how I was going to decorate the nursery. I remember being 6 months pregnant and bursting into tears (thanks crazy hormones!) to my husband because we hadn’t started on her […]

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what to pack in hospital bag for baby and mum

What to Pack in Hospital Bag for Baby and Mum

Packing your bag for hospital will help you feel more organised when preparing for the birth of your new child. Have the basics packed at around 34 to 36 weeks, so that you’re ready if you go into labour early.   What to Pack for the birth Consider things that will help you feel comfortable. […]

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Good for Children?

Independent researchers have done a number of studies on the effectiveness of electric toothbrushes for dental patients. Electric toothbrushes use side to side oscillation or rotation oscillation to help the user clean their teeth more effectively than a manual toothbrush. Parents often ask dentists if it is safe for their children to use an electric […]

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Symptoms of Colic in Newborns

Symptoms of Colic in Newborns

Infant Colic is one of the most annoying problems for a baby to have. Numerous babies suffer from colic, and there was a time when not many people believed that colic existed. It was thought that it was just a worst case of wind! Even a number of doctors had mixed opinions on the whole […]

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Chinese baby calendar

Chinese Baby Calendar – Can it really predict if it’s a Boy or Girl?

Can you really predict the gender of your expected little one with the Chinese Baby Calendar? Oftentimes, one of the big questions that will come up when parents are expecting is regarding the gender of their child; many people have turned to the Chinese baby calendar, also referred to as the Chinese birth calendar, to provide […]

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how to make a baby sling

How To Make A Baby Sling?

Learning how to make a baby sling is a skill an expecting parent should learn. Although a lot of baby slings are in the market, making your own means you can personalize and customize the baby sling for both the comfort of the wearer and the baby.So, how to make a baby sling you ask? […]

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how to get your baby sleep in a crib

How To Get Your Baby Sleep In A Crib?

Just like a normal DIY procedure, knowing how to get your baby sleep in a crib also requires you a few materials. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, having a full-size crib, firm mattress, a clear sleeping space without pillows, and most importantly, an optimal sleeping environment will help you get your baby a […]

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