Tag: pregnancy-birth-postpartum

  • Musings of a Midwife: Planning for the Postpartum
    Musings of a Midwife: Planning for the Postpartum
    Last month’s issue looked at the taboo of postpartum dissatisfaction—the bewildering paradox of loving your baby but in some ways disliking what your life has become and the guilt that comes with it. This month, Midwife Emma looks at steps you can take to prepare yourself emotionally, physically, and practically for the early weeks as […]
  • Diastasis Recti: An Unknown But Common Condition
    Diastasis Recti: An Unknown But Common Condition
    39% of all women have diastasis recti six months after giving birth. What is it, and how do you know if you have it? Ingrid explains.By Ingrid HanifenWhat is diastasis recti? Simply put, it’s the thinning of the connective tissue that joins the abdominal muscles in the middle, or a separation of the abdominal muscles. […]
  • Gestational Diabetes
    Gestational Diabetes
    This month, midwife Emma McNerlin explores the implications of a diagnosis of gestational diabetes in pregnancy for both mother and baby.By Emma McNerlinWhat is Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)?Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is diabetes that first manifests or is diagnosed from the second trimester of pregnancy onwards. GDM pregnancy is categorized as high risk, requiring close […]
  • The Third Trimester of Pregnancy
    The Third Trimester of Pregnancy
    The final leg of the journey, the third trimester, is perhaps the most exciting and challenging time during pregnancy. But while you are waiting for your little bundle of joy, there are some things you should know. Emma McNerlin talks to us about these things.By Emma McNerlinThe third trimester of pregnancy is defined as week […]
  • Pregnancy – A Tale of Three Trimesters: Part Two
    Pregnancy – A Tale of Three Trimesters: Part Two
    In the second of her three-part series on what to expect in your pregnancy here in Bangkok, Emma tells us all about what awaits us in the second trimester. By Emma McNerlinThe second trimester of pregnancy is defined as week 14 to week 28. This middle trimester is often seen as the ‘Cinderella trimester’, when […]
  • HypnoBirthing® –  Empowerment for a Positive Birth Experience
    HypnoBirthing® – Empowerment for a Positive Birth Experience
    Iasnaia tells us how practicing HypnoBirthing® techniques can help expectant mothers experience birth without fear and anxiety.By Iasnaia MaximoWe live in a time and culture that views childbirth as an emergency and that this impending danger comes from the mother’s body, where until then, the baby was well and safe. So, it is no wonder […]