The average woman needs one year to recover after childbirth, which may be news to mums-to-be who believe it takes six weeks to feel 'normal' again. And this would probably have come as a shock to 7 out 10 recently surveyed new mums, as only 31% confessed to feeling very knowledgeable about post-natal recovery prior to childbirth.
The first few precious months with a new baby are filled with several mixed emotions. From the sheer joy of seeing your baby’s first smile to the frustration of sleepless nights, there are some feelings so universal that almost every mother can relate. However, there is another issue that every new mom struggles with: finding a healthy way to lose that postpartum belly and weight.
Becoming pregnant and having a baby are great catalysts for change, and the point at which many women reconsider their skincare brand, and start reading on-pack information and ingredients declarations like never before! In the quest to avoid chemical nasties, it can be hard to differentiate the genuinely organic from the vast array of so-called ‘nature inspired’ products on the shelves doing their best to snuggle up to the authentic quality brands.
Vaccinating pregnant women "halves the risk of pertussis in infants' first four months" ~ A critique by Dr Suzanne Humphries
World Doula Week runs from 22nd-28th March. Here in the UK Doula UK is highlighting the incredible work being done by its 600 members to support women, particularly those in difficult circumstances, to have positive pregnancies, births and early parenthood experiences.
Spring is the time for setting fitness goals, so are you ready to reveal your bikini body?
By Amy Crumpler - March 8th is International Women’s Day and is a day to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. It's also a day to highlight breaches of women’s Human Rights around the world and the perfect day to share a plight that is facing many women and midwives in the UK at the moment.
Preparing for the birth of your child is one of the most exciting and potentially the most stressful times of your life. From the moment your pregnancy was confirmed, all of your preparations have been leading up to the moment you officially become a parent. These thirty blog entries are filled with information that will help you reach the last milestone of your pregnancy well-informed and prepared, so that you can begin the great journey of parenthood!
It can be very difficult for a new mom to return to work when her maternity leave is over, and there is a great mix of emotions that accompany this transition. On one hand, she might be enthusiastic about returning to a job that she loves and excited to be able to get out of the house again. On the other hand, however, she almost always feels guilty about leaving her child with anyone, even if it is someone that she trusts emphatically.
Just as the Duke and Duchess Or Cambridge announce they are expecting a baby, Weleda's organic Stretch Mark Massage Oil won Bronze for Best Maternity Skincare Product in the Mother & Baby Awards 2012/13. A busy band of testers put products through their paces with a discerning mother's eye.
oetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders which are estimated to affect at least one percent of our population can be caused if a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy. FASD is an umbrella term that covers foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), alcohol-related neurodevelopment disorders (ARND), alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD), foetal alcohol effects (FAE) and partial foetal alcohol syndrome (pFAS).
After an amazing global success with the international award-winning Incostress medical device to control female incontinence, inventor Gaynor Morgan has progressed to continue her work to provide women with weak pelvic floor muscles a better quality of life.