Psychotherapist Lesley says:It is natural to fear the unknown so your anxiety is best dealt with by finding out more. An antenatal class where you can share your fears may help.Labour is different from the pain of injury – imagine the ache of muscles working hard, squeezed and st...
one-third of women having their first baby tear and 10% of those having subsequent babies. What makes a tear more likely? Tears can happen to anyone, but are more likely if your baby is big, comes out face up or with her head in an awkward
Almost a third of women say their experience of childbirth is traumatic, and as many as 15,000 mums develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth every year. If you found your babys birth difficult or shocking, you may have
As B-Day approaches, one thing preying on your mind will be how you'll manage the pain.'There are no Brownie points for bravery,' says consultant midwife Annette Briley. 'If you need pain relief, don't be afraid to ask. There are many different
there simply is no explanation for why your miscarriage occurred. 3. Talk it through: Dont blame yourself for what happened. Discussing your fears of miscarrying again with a group such as The Miscarriage Association (01924 200 799) may help. 4. Boost your
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treated in such an insensitive way. It sounds as though your consultant has considered your case purely from a medical point of view. Physically you may be capable of a straightforward birth, but emotionally you're afraid. Firstly, I suggest you ask
! When youre 100% happy with where your children are during the day it leaves you more headspace to focus on your growing business. But its also vital that you know when to put family first. A meeting can always be postponed. Your childs first
time your baby cries, pick her up and gently rock her. Rocking is also said to help your baby's breathing, circulation and digestion. Happy rocking!And remember, don't be afraid to ask for help. You can call Cry-sis on 020 7404 5011 (9am-10pm, daily).
effectively and can lead to blockages or mastitis). Other tips: If your nipples are tender dont be afraid to ask for help from your partner or health visitor Feed your baby regularly from both breastsKeep a bracelet or band the arm of whichever side you fed