Cat-napping – what causes your baby to wake?

Cat-napping – what causes your baby to wake?

As a sleep coach and occasionally in my role as a maternity nurse I get asked many questions about cat-napping. Why babies can go from napping well throughout the day to only getting thirty minutes for what seems like no reason. Let me start by telling you that it is...
Everything you need to know about swaddling your baby

Everything you need to know about swaddling your baby

As a maternity nurse, often there are questions from first time parents about swaddling and whether it is the right option. Every family is different, but here are some of the facts we know about the benefits and potential risks of swaddling. What exactly is...
The unexpected truth as a new parent

The unexpected truth as a new parent

There is a lot of information out there that tells you what you can expect when you have a new-born and become a parent for the first time. Much of the detail is seen through rose-tinted glasses and tells you about how incredible it is to become a new parent, how your...
Recovery after birth of your baby and regaining fitness

Recovery after birth of your baby and regaining fitness

  Last week we had a really interesting chat with Vanessa Barker who is a personal trainer and Pilates instructor specialising in postnatal exercise. We talked about ways in which we can navigate through early months to enable women to make a...
How does having a baby affect your relationship

How does having a baby affect your relationship

Having a baby can be amazing but can also feel like a crisis. More importantly your life is never going to be the same again and we all handle this in different ways. As a result, your relationship with your partner can be put under pressure therefore it is...

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