10 Benefits of An Undisturbed Hour After Birth

Babies come into this world straight from the safety and security of the uterus and it’s no exaggeration to say that that transition is a stressful one. Then, in many cases, hospital procedures that involve weighing, measuring and cleaning baby straight after delivery, delay mum and baby’s skin-on-skin time, which causes further trauma and can have short- and long-term consequences.

Evidence shows that newborns who are placed straight with their mothers after birth have better respiratory, temperature and glucose stability. They also cry less, which shows that their stress levels decrease significantly when placed with mum. Ultimately, an undisturbed hour after birth is a critical period that should not be delayed unless mum or baby are in need of medical assistance. To get more information about the benefits of an undistrubed hour after birth we caught up with antenatal/postnatal doula and breastfeeding counsellor, Andrea Allen of The Doting Doulas. Here is what she had to say…

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Babywearing: 8 Reasons To Wear Your Baby

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While it might seem like the latest trend in the babysphere, babywearing is anything but a new parenting trend. Since the dawn of man (and woman), human mums have strapped their babies close to their bodies. However, in recent years, some research has put across the view that carrying your baby too much may lead to them being clingy or demanding. In fact, many modern studies have shown a very different view. In addition to feelings of security and good self esteem there are a whole host of good reasons to wear your baby.

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