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Category Archives: Pregnancy & Birth

To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed

Mission Statement:  To protect the right of the child To foster an optimal start in life And to encourage the mother's right to achieve it. A lot is being said and done about this very emotive subject. Some argue that breast is best, while others argue that it doesn't matter, as long as they have […]

5 things to do on maternity leave after your baby's born:

1. BABY MASSAGE: Massage is one of life's simple pleasures, and research has shown that baby massage can help babies grow better and behave better. It's known to help babies who suffer from colic and it is thought to increase the baby's immunity to illness. Massage helps babies breathe better and stimulate their senses, assisting […]

5 things to do on maternity leave before your baby's born:

You're about to introduce the most time-consuming 'project' you've ever worked on into the equation, so maternity leave is the perfect time to indulge yourself and do things before the birth of your bundle of joy. Apart from keeping yourself in condition for your baby's sake during pregnancy, in the months before the baby is […]

Cosmetics to Avoid During Pregnancy

Maltese women know very well how to care for their hair, make-up and nails. It is important too that pregnant women are aware of what cosmetics they should avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We all love pampering ourselves, so let's keep doing that even when we have a baby developing inside our body. Being pregnant […]

Baby Showers

The modern Baby Shower traces back hundreds of years to when people would bring helpful gifts to new mothers. Although there was no actual party, it was only a matter of time before these little celebrations evolved into baby showers as we know them today. A theme adds a special element to the party, be […]

Should you have a Birth Plan?

When it comes to having a baby, does the expectant mother have a right to choose the way she would like to have her baby? Truly, what are her choices? It is common knowledge that encouraging the pregnant couple to make a Birth Plan helps them to shoulder parenting responsibilities in the future. To be […]

The Purest Ingredients for a New Beginning

Thanks to Weleda Mum & Baby Range Since it was established, Weleda has pursued objectives which sprang from its founding principles. Its products are intended to support people in their personal development, in maintaining, promoting and restoring their health, and in their efforts to achieve physical well-being and a balanced lifestyle. Skin as delicate as […]

Low back pain during pregnancy. Can osteopathy help?

What is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a manual medicine which is widely practiced throughout the world. In the UK, an estimated 30,000 people consult an osteopath every working day. Most of the ailments presented to the osteopath are of a musculoskeletal nature, which include chronic back pain, neck pain, tension headaches and general stiffness. Do expectant […]

The Stages of Pregnancy Month by Month

Mother & Baby 1st Month • Embryo implants in uterus • Embryonic cells start specialising in function • Brain and spinal cord start to form • Heart starts beating • Embryo is size of grain of rice by the end of the month Mother 2nd Month • Breasts enlarge and become tender • Pressure on […]

What I need to buy or borrow checklist

For the nursery • Cot and mattress • Moses basket/crib • Linen (sheets, blankets, etc.) • Changing mat/table • Wardrobe • Chest of drawers • Play mat • Baby bath • Night light • Baby monitor • Musical mobile (to hang over cot)   Clothing • Cotton sleep suits • 3 x sleeping bags • […]