Fourth Trimester

Should You Use Depends or Pads After Birth?

After delivery, you may feel sore and swollen, not to mention the lochia (postpartum bleeding) and engorged breasts that come with the first few weeks after birth. When choosing the best way to deal with postpartum bleeding, it’s important to…

Can You Breastfeed with GBS?

  Modern medicine has finally agreed that breastfeeding is one of the most beneficial things a new mother can do for her baby. However, there are times when breastfeeding is not a possibility due to factors outside of the mother’s…

What To Do If You Cut Your Baby’s Finger While Nail Trimming

If you’ve cut your baby’s finger while cutting their nail you may feel as if you’re a terrible parent but rest assured – you’re not the first person to do it! If you’ve accidentally cut the skin on your baby’s…

Should You Bite Your Baby’s Fingernails?

Many parents feel that it’s safer to cut their baby’s nails instead of risking a cut with clippers or scissors. This may be because they’ve accidentally cut their baby’s finger in the past or because they’ve had a friend or…

Does Cutting the Umbilical Cord Hurt Mother or Baby?

Giving birth is tiring, exciting, boring, painful and amazing. When your baby first comes into the world, it can be overwhelming to watch doctors, midwives or nurses pull, grab, poke, prod and cut. One moment that many parents like to…

Do You Have to Stop Breastfeeding with Mastitis?

No, you don’t have to stop breastfeeding if you have mastitis. In fact, cessation of breastfeeding can make mastitis worse. If you’re able to breastfeed, it’s important to continue doing so to help in the recovery process.   What is…