Tag: Bumps & 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 […]

  • Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Nanny
    Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Nanny

    Long-time expat and mother of two Alfiah shares her experience about life with a nanny and the best ways to build a happy environment in the home. By Alfiah Strohal I’ve lived in many countries over my 18 years as an expat. I lived in Europe for six years and another six years in Dubai […]

  • Preparing for a Positive Birth Experience
    Preparing for a Positive Birth Experience

    When you are pregnant it’s important to prepare yourself mentally and physically so that you can be in control and make choices for a positive birth. Here are the key aspects to consider on your journey to motherhood.   By Iasnaia Maximo   I used to live in Amsterdam, where I worked as a Doula […]

  • Recovering from a C-Section in Thailand
    Recovering from a C-Section in Thailand

    Cesarean sections are growing in popularity not only in Thailand but in most countries across the world. Whether you are having elective surgery or want to be prepared in case of an emergency C-section, understanding the recovery after a Cesarean should not be underestimated.  By Sheena Flannery C-section is not the easy option, yet the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Pain-Free Breasts: Troubleshooting for Mastitis and More
    Pain-Free Breasts: Troubleshooting for Mastitis and More

    As first-time mothers, most women aren’t prepared to deal with particular situations that may arise when breastfeeding. Our lactation counselor offers some quick troubleshooting that could help you if you encounter a sudden lump on your breastfeeding journey. By Lia Segall Pasternak When my first son was born, I didn’t know anything about breastfeeding, except that […]