The third stage of labour is the period after the birth of your baby and until you birth your placenta. In technical terms, it will also continue until all bleeding (if any) is controlled.
A lot of women don’t consider this stage of labour to be important. You will be surprised by the number of women who have not consider their options, for the third stage of labour, before their birth.
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Do you need some hints and tricks on how to get labour moving along? Perhaps things were progressing quite smoothly in pre labour but have now stopped? And you are desperate to get into active labour? Here are our 5 top tips to get you into active labour…
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As you spend more and more time with your little one, you will notice general “feeding patterns
” begin to emerge. Patterns are not the same as “routines
” and may evolve from hour to hour, day to day or week to week. Continue reading “Feeding Patterns in Newborns”
It is unlikely you have ever heard the term “foetal station” or “your baby’s presentation” before your first child (unless you’re an OB, midwife or childbirth educator). But it is a term you will definitely be familiar with by the end of your first birth. Although, it is not unheard of for women to come through birth and still not know what it truly means. So here’s the quick low down!
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Even parents who have taken good quality childbirth education classes can be surprised at their baby’s habits in the first few weeks after birth and how difficult to can be to establish breastfeeding.
From sore, cracked bleeding nipples to a gorgeous baby that just won’t attach, your baby’s sleeping and feeding habits are likely to be so different from your own. And they are nothing like what the media depicts!
Having an ingrained message of what is ‘normal’ in your mind may only lead you to disaster.
Read on for some excellent tips.
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No, and the suck-ratio is not how well (or badly) your favourite sports team is doing this season! Read on to find out what it is… Continue reading “What is the ideal suck-ratio?”
You are finally pregnant. Yay! You’ve waited a long time for this moment and you tried really really hard to fall pregnant. Boy, did you work hard to get pregnant! 😉
So, finally the time has come to make your pregnancy announcement – but how? This is your one shot to make the announcement. Continue reading “Creative pregnancy announcements”