World Breastfeeding Week 2020
How did World Breastfeeding Day start? Every year from the 1st to the 7th of August has established as World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week was first celebrated in 1992 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding (WABA). Today, events are held in more than 120 countries by UNICEF, WHO (World Health Organization). It based on […]
Emotional safety during pregnancy and the impact on the fetus
Pregnancy is for the expectant mother the top event in the life cycle, a source of a variety of emotions that she will experience for the first time. It is a critical phase in a woman’s life, where balances, responsibilities, physical image, interpersonal relationships, roles change. The alternation of emotions is due to both the […]
Why choose a personal midwife for my pregnancy- labor- postpartum
When I got pregnant, a lot of things changed inside me. As a midwife, I struggled to be my care provider and to take care of myself, but that was impossible. Now I was the mother who asked for attention. Being an ex-pat in a foreign country, away from my family, and with language barriers, […]
Myths and Facts about Breastfeeding
In an ideal world, we want everyone to breastfeed. It is the most natural food that you can give to your baby. Your body makes it and it has the ideal nutrition for his growth, it is free and ready to provide every time. Of course, it is not easy for everyone, and the mother […]
Leg cramps during pregnancy
Leg cramps in pregnancy are a common occurrence, affecting expectant mothers and occurring mainly at night. About 30–50% of pregnant women experience leg cramps at least twice a week during the third trimester. Leg cramps mostly happen twice a week or less frequently, usually at night, last a few seconds to a few minutes, and […]
How to induce my birth…naturally
The time you will give birth to your child has already arrived, but your tiny human feels warmth in your belly, he feels your pulse, he hears your voice, your heart, your daily life. He feels such warmth and comfort that he does not want to leave the wonderful home you have made for him. […]
Slow Weight Gain after the first 4 months.
As a mom, you may have noticed that while everything was going well with breastfeeding, you suddenly had to stop nursing your baby after doctor’s instructions, as your baby is not growing as he must be. Doctors results: Your baby doesn’t take much weight because you probably don’t have milk. This stress occurs because you […]
Waterbirth! Everything you need to know.
Delivery is a physical process that most women come to experience in life and is a crucial step in human reproduction. Waterbirth, as a natural delivery method, although an ancient practice, was relatively recently incorporated into modern obstetrics. FREDERICK LEBOYER in France since 1960 refers to the use of water during childbirth and especially in […]
Stages of Birth
The birth of a child is a wonderful experience that shocks us and remains indelible in our memory. Those of you who are already moms know this well. Normal childbirth requires care, time, and knowledge. The fear of the unknown exists but the stress of childbirth is normal. It is a good idea to know […]
Can I have a delayed cord clamping while I have a c- section?
According to W. H. O there are many benefits for the mother and the baby resulting from the delayed cord clamping (not earlier than 1 min after birth). As mentioned it improves maternal and neonatal health and nutrition outcomes, helps baby’s hemoglobin levels at birth and improves iron stores for up to 6 months post-birth, […]