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What Do Midwives Do?

18/05/2021 12:26 PM

Provide ongoing support

Midwives (particularly those who practice privately) can have an increased capacity for support post-birth. Your midwife can visit your home until your little one is six weeks old. During these visits, they can help you with breastfeeding, should you choose to try. They’ll also check in with your mental wellbeing and can be a great source of emotional support – especially as you’ll know them quite well after nine months.

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How To Build A Safe Nursery

5/05/2021 5:57 PM

Whether you’re opting for an inspiring space theme or a more neutral, minimalist on-trend look, designing the nursery for your baby-to-be means prioritizing safety over style. Beyond beautiful furniture and decor, your nursery must be a safe, soothing haven for your baby to wake, play and sleep. 

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Wondering how to maintain your social life while parenting? Read on for some tips!

Now that you’re a parent, your social life will go through some changes. Your priority is taking care of your family, but remember that looking after your mental wellbeing is part of this, and remaining connected with loved ones can help.

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Becoming a parent can be an overwhelming stage of life. While it can feel like the expectation of new parents is to be thrilled with their new arrival, it is common for parents to experience mental health difficulties during pregnancy or in the year after the birth (known as the perinatal period).

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Receiving Unwanted Advice

8/04/2021 5:06 PM

From announcing your pregnancy to bringing home your newborn to your child moving out of home, you’ll likely be receiving advice from others whether you asked for it or not. Most advice is well-intentioned, but not all advice feels helpful.

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How to Make Time for Yourself

8/04/2021 5:03 PM

The moment your baby enters the world, they become priority number one. This shift in focus can result in new parents forgetting to take care of themselves. Guilt, overwhelm, and stress can be hurdles for new parents and ‘me time.’ These emotions are quite typical when adjusting to parenthood. If you’re experiencing anxiety or negative thoughts for more than two weeks, chat to your doctor about coping strategies. 

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Once you become a parent, your life is likely to revolve around your little one. Their wellbeing is your priority now – your schedule will probably change to suit them, and they’re probably on your mind 24/7. 

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After becoming a parent, returning to work can be both exciting and a little nerve-racking. The workplace brings with it opportunities for social interaction, adult conversation, and career growth, which are some much-needed benefits for many new parents. However, from logistical measures to your emotional health, this transition can also bring about some worries and concerns. Here are our top tips to help you plan for a successful transition back to work.

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Isolation is full of ups and downs. While it’s a valuable chance to have lots of at-home time with your family, you may feel like you haven’t been alone in weeks! As ‘homelife’ blends into other facets of life, you may need to make a conscious effort to find time for yourself.

With a little one at home all day, every day, you may be missing a bit of peace and quiet. Here are some tips on how you can squeeze in and savour some moments of downtime throughout the day.

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Posted in Parents and caregivers By Rahul Gautam

Letting Go of Parent Guilt

12/08/2020 5:07 PM

Whether it’s the food you prepare, the screen time you allow, or the lack of time you spend at home, guilt tends to slither its way back into your conscience no matter what choice you make. This is because, despite the endless parenting advice we receive from our ancestors, books, and parent blogs, the perfect parent does not exist.

So, before the voice of guilt condemns you any further, remember the following tips next time your conscience tries to convince you you’re a terrible parent. (Spoiler alert: you’re not!)

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