Tag: Bumps & Babies

  • Can the Path to Motherhood Crush Creativity?
    Can the Path to Motherhood Crush Creativity?

    Midwife Emma McNerlin reflects on the phenomenon of “baby brain” in pregnant and new mothers and explores it’s reported effects on creativity.    By Emma McNerlin   Pregnancy gets some very bad press when it comes to the effect it has on the mother’s brain. Add this to the nausea, painful joints, swollen breasts and […]

  • How COVID-19 Is Impacting Pregnancy
    How COVID-19 Is Impacting Pregnancy

    Midwife Emma McNerlin examines the emerging evidence surrounding COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) and pregnancy and how being pregnant in a pandemic may affect your plan for birth.  By Emma McNerlin   As we welcomed in 2020, little did we know that life as we knew it was about to change. On 5 January, the World Health Organisation […]

  • Becoming a Family: Preparing Your Partner for Birth
    Becoming a Family: Preparing Your Partner for Birth

    Here is a look at how your birth partner can prepare to provide the emotional and physical support you will need to bring your new baby into the world.   By Iasnaia Maximo   During pregnancy, nature pretty much prepares a mother for childbirth. Every woman has all she needs to bring her baby earthside, […]

  • Going Back to Work after Baby
    Going Back to Work after Baby

    Heading back to work after maternity leave can bring a mixed bag of emotions and a new set of challenges. Take this advice from a mother who has gone back to work and make your own transition to being a working mom smoother.   By Sheena Flannery ​ It’s easier said than done, but taking […]

  • Bottles, Bottles, Bottles: A handy guide for bottle-fed babies
    Bottles, Bottles, Bottles: A handy guide for bottle-fed babies

    Bottles, Bottles, Bottles – A handy guide for bottle-fed babies In this two-part series, Lactation Counsellor and BAMBI Bumps team member Lia Segall Pasternak explains all things about bottles. In Part 1, Lia discussed introducing a bottle to an exclusively breastfed baby. Here, Lia will give you information for exclusively bottle-fed babies and explain the […]

  • Bottles, Bottles, Bottles – A Handy Guide to Introducing a Bottle to a Breastfed Baby
    Bottles, Bottles, Bottles – A Handy Guide to Introducing a Bottle to a Breastfed Baby

    In the first of a two-part series, Lactation Counsellor and BAMBI Bumps team member Lia Segall Pasternak explains all things bottles. This month Lia discusses introducing a bottle to an exclusively breastfed baby. Next month, Lia will give you information for exclusively bottle-fed babies and explain the safe preparation of formula.   By Lia Segall […]