When you are a single parent, a large and active network is the best support. Building such a network doesn't need to be hard. Start here.
Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth which many small babies get. It looks like a whitish coating. Thrush doesn't hurt, but can disturb your baby when he or she is feeding. But if you get it, it can hurt a lot.
Returning to work after becoming a mother can be really strange. Now that you're back, it's as if nothing has changed.
At parent groups, there's room for celebration, laughing and sharing successes and frustrations over a cup of tea. In short, they can be sanity savers for new parents!
Does it feel like your baby has trouble settling down in the evening? Is he or she unhappy most of the time? Try taking things easy for a while and see if that helps.
Your new baby is the centre of your family's universe. Nothing strange about that. Babies are time-consuming and wonderful. But sometimes you need some me-time. Read on to find out how to make this a reality.
So you don't want to have sex. That's ok. Actually, everything inside you and around you is working against your desire for sex. But soon your sex drive will return. Just be patient and keep the intimacy between you alive.
Here is some down-to-earth wisdom from other Treasures (local adaption) parents:
Do you trickle a bit when you run or sneeze? Is jumping out of the question? Time to do those pelvic floor exercises!
Blocked milk ducts is not an uncommon problem, but left untreated it can develop into mastitis. Here are some tips for dealing with blocked ducts.
After-pains, bloody discharge and constipation... the things that follow birth aren't exactly fun. But here are some explanations and consolations regarding your body after the birth.
There are ways to smooth the transition for a big sister or brother. One is letting them feel as jealous as they want to.