Tag: Bumps & Babies

  • Transitioning to Parenthood: Maintaining Relationship Satisfaction
    Transitioning to Parenthood: Maintaining Relationship Satisfaction

    Successfully navigating your roles as partners while you become new parents can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Rasee Govindani shares some tips on what couples can do to continue to be happy in their relationship even after the addition of a new family member. By Rasee Govindani Type “what I need before my baby […]

  • Musings of a Midwife: Instinctive birth – getting out of Mother Nature’s way
    Musings of a Midwife: Instinctive birth – getting out of Mother Nature’s way

    With the theme of nature this month, Midwife Emma explores instinctive birth, a philosophy in which labor and birth is respected as a natural physiological process with a delicate physical, hormonal and emotional balance for the birthing woman, her partner, and their baby. By Emma McNerlin There is a well-known saying in my profession: “Midwives […]

  • Establishing a Sleep Routine for Your Baby
    Establishing a Sleep Routine for Your Baby

    Having a sleep routine for babies not only helps parents to gain control of their day but also gives comfort and predictability to the babies. By Ingrid Hanifen As a pediatric sleep coach, when I mention the word “schedule”, some new parents immediately cringe. They think I’m talking about something rigid that will dictate their […]

  • Why Every Woman Should have a Doula
    Why Every Woman Should have a Doula

    Having a doula can transform the birth process. Erika shares the benefits and how she improved her experience as a mom to be. “If a doula were a drug, it’d be unethical not to use it” – John Kennell By: Erika Lindley My arrival in Bangkok two years ago was filled with excitement and apprehension, […]

  • Traumatic Birth: The Silent Struggle
    Traumatic Birth: The Silent Struggle

     Midwife Emma McNerlin examines the sensitive topic of perinatal trauma and its impacts on new parents; as well as the support and services available to help them heal and move forward.  By: Emma McNerlin  When a person goes through trauma, the mind goes into an unusually hyper-aroused, fight-or-flight state. The brain’s amygdala, which normally helps […]

  • Infant Massage: Nurturing Touch for Loving Connection
    Infant Massage: Nurturing Touch for Loving Connection

    Massage is a simple act that brings tremendous benefits to parents and babies; there are basic guidelines to follow to create a respectful and pleasant experience for infants.  By  Iasnaia Maximo; Image by Khoa Pham on Unsplash. Only parents (or main caregiver) should be massaging the baby, as touch is a silent communication between parent and […]