Oxytocin

BIRTH Mother Hormone! đź’•Discovered in 20th century by the British physiologist Sir Henry Dale and labelled the mother hormone as it caused uterine contractions and milk ejection when they injected it into cats  đź’•Oxytocin was one of the first hormones to be discovered  đź’•A synthetic oxytocin was produced in 1960 which is still widely used…

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A Positive Elective Caesarean Story

Here’s Emma, mum to 3 with her positive caesarean story…   Our third baby boy was born by elective cesarean section in September 2021.    My previous two deliveries had not been what you would call straight forward. Rafe was overdue and when my waters broke there was meconium. A long labor followed and I…

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Safer Sleep Week 2022

SLEEP Safer Sleep Week (usually held in March) is The Lullaby Trust’s national awareness campaign targeting anyone looking after a young baby. It aims to raise awareness of sudden infant death syndrome and the safer sleep advice that reduces the risk of it occurring. In 2022 their focus was on the digital world. Social media plays…

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World Sleep Day

SLEEP World Sleep Day is happening on Friday 15th March 2024. The slogan Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet Sleep is a foundational pillar of health, and the quality of your sleep can impact not just your physical energy in the morning but your mental and emotional health, too. Join us this year in promoting…

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What is the 4th Trimester?

YOU Have you heard the term ‘Fourth Trimester’ before?  The fourth trimester focuses on the first 3 months after you have had your baby. This is the time when you are adjusting to your new role as a parent and your baby is adapting to the outside world. It takes time to get to know…

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Circadian Rhythms

What is a Circadian Rhythm? A circadian rhythm is your internal body clock based on 24 hour periods. It is what helps you know the difference between day and night. A newborn baby does not have an established circadian rhythm when they are born, and it can take up to 6 months to fully establish…

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Tummy Time

PLAY BONDING AND CONNECTION IN THE EARLY DAYS Hopefully we’ve all heard of tummy time. We are reminded of doing it by health professionals regularly, as it has so many benefits for your baby. But what exactly are those benefits? How often are you supposed to do it? And what if my baby absolutely hates…

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