Postnatal guidance at home is the care of the woman and her baby during the period from birth to approximately 6 weeks postnatal. It is focused on the health, wellbeing and recovery of the woman and the health, well being and development of the baby. One cannot be considered in isolation to the other and the transition of the woman to a confident, competent mother is an intrinsic part of the process.
Essential Nutrients Whilst Breastfeeding
The first weeks with a new-born are hectic, exhausting, worrying and wonderful all at the same time. Try and remember to look after you through your diet when breastfeeding. Whilst it’s so tempting to go for the quick and easy options, do try to increase the below to make sure you and your baby are getting the most nourishing food! And really try to limit sugar and highly processed foods that are so often nutritionally devoid. Always organic or free range/wild if you can.
Top 5 things you need to know about hypnobirthing.
As covered in recent press, there’s an exciting upward trend of pregnant couples using hypnobirthing to support them in pregnancy and labour. Certain hospitals quote that nearly a quarter of all women giving birth there have taken a hyponbirthing course, whilst some midwives predict that hypnobirthing will be standard antenatal practice within a decade. This is fantastic news for the empowerment of pregnant women – but what is all the hype about? What is hypnobirthing and why should you do it?
This list could go on and on but here is a whistle stop tour of the top 5 things you need to know about hypnobirthing written by founder of Hammond Hypnobirthing, Lizzie Hammond.
The question I get asked most often by new mums is, what is the best way to get my stomach back after having my baby?
For the last nine months your abdominals have been slowly but surely stretched and you want them to get back to where they once were. The most important thing to remember that if they took nine months to stretch, then they will take time to return to their previous state. The worst thing you could do is rush the process. I know that you see all of the pictures in the magazines of new mums getting their figures back in days, but please do take your time.
In this rush to get your ‘abs back’ a lot of people resort to all sorts of crazy exercises. It is not just a matter of heading down to your local bootcamp. This can, and usually does, cause more harm than good. So what is the best approach for beginning a postnatal exercise programme?