Intimacy can be a different experience for every mum and her partner after giving birth. Perhaps you can’t wait to be intimate again with your partner. Maybe the thought of sex makes you anxious. Or, maybe it’s the last thing on your mind! Regardless of how you feel, your body is still undergoing changes and all of these feelings are normal.
The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time for everyone… and it’s likely that the list of visitors wanting to meet your new little miracle will be long.
You also want to show off your baby. But, how do you navigate the influx of well-wishers while you and your baby are getting to know each other and learning to breastfeed?
You haven’t had a drink of alcohol for nine months. You may have found abstaining from drinking while you are pregnant a walk in the park or you may have been counting down the days until you could pop the cork of the champagne bottle or unwind after a long day of feeding with a hard-earned glass of wine.
The information in this article is not intended to replace medical expertise. If you are concerned for yourself, or a loved one, please call lifeline, dial 000 or consult with your medical practitioner.
You may have heard about postnatal depression (PND) and the baby blues, but, did you know that perinatal anxiety and post-natal anxiety (PNA) is also very common? Up to half of people with antenatal anxiety also have antenatal depression.
Sleep deprivation! Ask any new parent and they will probably tell you about the lack of sleep that they are getting. At this point in your life, you are so tired that you can hardly string a sentence together. You probably even understand why sleep deprivation is a form of torture!
So, what is normal when it comes to infant sleep? In order to answer the question of what is “normal,” we need to start by looking at what your baby can and can’t do from a developmental perspective.
Did you know that one in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85? In fact, fifty people are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer everyday in Australia in 2018.
Recently, Medela surveyed mums on their experiences with breastfeeding in public. We asked what we, as a community, could do to better support breastfeeding mums.
It was a pleasure for Medela to host a selection of photographs from Suzie Blake’s famous “What Does Breastfeeding Look Like?” project, featuring beautiful and raw images of mum’s breastfeeding.
The project is world famous and has received viral online attention as well. We sat down with Suzie Blake to understand a little more about the project and what she hopes to achieve through this.
A few months ago, Medela was approached by Michelle. 10 years ago, Michelle gave birth to a very sick baby girl, 9 weeks prematurely, in Fiji. Her baby girl hung on to life for 4 weeks, while Michelle waited in intensive care for her baby to be medevacked back to Australia.