Tag: babies

  • Rage Against the Postpartum Machine – Let’s Talk About Postnatal Rage
    Rage Against the Postpartum Machine – Let’s Talk About Postnatal Rage

    This month Midwife Emma McNerlin explores the often-overlooked phenomenon of “Postpartum Rage” and reminds us that help is available so we are not alone in this journey.   By Emma McNerlin (midwife) The adjustment to motherhood and life with a new baby can be tough both physically and emotionally. When listing symptoms of postnatal depression […]

  • Helping Your Child Prepare to Be a Big Brother/Sister 
    Helping Your Child Prepare to Be a Big Brother/Sister 

    Having another child can be both exciting and quite stressful at the same time. Here are some tips for preparing the family, especially the elder sibling, for the arrival of baby brother/sister. By Abhasiri Chutikul     Many parents that I’ve worked with shared that their firstborn is sometimes not too thrilled about their new baby […]

  • Learning In Infancy
    Learning In Infancy

    Children are the product of their experiences in the early years of age. Learning is just like creating a jigsaw puzzle, where each piece is vital to the whole. The more they can discover and receive nurturing experiences at home, the more prepared they will be to enter childcare or pre-school and relate to the […]

  • Practicing Mindfulness with Your Family
    Practicing Mindfulness with Your Family

    Incorporating mindfulness moments into your family life is possible, even with children under six years of age. Yoga instructor and mom Dharak suggests some activities you might try. By Dharak Dhamarongrat   Growing up in Bangkok, I found I rarely had moments of mindfulness during my childhood because of our living environment. Our pace of […]

  • Being a Good Friend to New Parents
    Being a Good Friend to New Parents

    Have a friend who is about to have a baby? Here’s how to be an A+ friend to the new parents. If you are pregnant, be sure to share this with your friends and family! By Emma McNerlin With the arrival of a baby, the world tilts a little bit on its axis, early days […]

  • Sleep When the Baby Sleeps…The Fairytale of Life Balance for New Parents
    Sleep When the Baby Sleeps…The Fairytale of Life Balance for New Parents

    Midwife Emma explores the myth of achieving balance for new parents and concludes that life with a newborn can be fantastic, magical, horrific, mind-numbingly boring, and spectacularly exhausting all in one day; and that’s ok. We are all just winging it on the good ship parenting so give yourself a break and hang on for […]