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Hydration is an essential component of your health during pregnancy. Your body is adapting to pregnancy, where among the huge range of changes occurring...

Flat head syndrome is also known as plagiocephaly. Baby’s heads are extremely malleable so anything that applies pressure to the skull has the ability to mold...

Sarah is a passionate and dedicated mom and midwife. With an avid interest in both antenatal and postnatal care...

Vitamin K is a vitamin that is essential for natural blood clotting. The vitamin activates molecules in our bodies that are necessary for clotting...

It’s never pleasant as a parent to hear your baby begin to wail again, in fact it’s often something you likely dread. What’s most important to keep in mind, and this is something you don’t hear enough, is that it is not a failure on...

Packing correctly for your baby benefits both you and your baby. I will discuss the travel essentials you need when traveling on a plane with a newborn up to 12 months of age....

Weaning is when you introduce your baby to soft and solid foods, which can be both exciting and nerve-racking Although they may not swallow much, to begin with, learning to eat from a spoon or with their fingers, and experimenting with new tastes and textures,...

As with any decision you make regarding your little one, it’s best to have all of the information to guide you!...

Every baby is beautifully unique so when it comes to recognising your baby’s cues, there is no easy one-size-fits-all! Babies express their needs in different ways and at different times during the day. ...

Does your newborn get grumpy after mealtimes? Don't be offended. It's nothing to do with you. It's probably because she's swallowed some air alongside her milk, making her uncomfortably full. The solution? Burping....

Baby skincare is an essential aspect of your new postpartum life! Newborn skin is very sensitive and should be treated differently to our skin. Here are a few peculiarities you may notice on your newborns’ skin and how to tackle them:...

Ingrid is a Registered Nurse and Independent Midwife, Childbirth educator, and an IBCLC. She has been in the field of midwifery for the last 2 and half decades....

Lots of tots are ready to start learning dressing skills around age two. Here's how to stock your little one's wardrobe so learning how to get dressed will be easy, plus some tips to make it fun....

It’s exciting to watch your baby become a toddler, as they start crawling and then eventually hoist themselves up and take their first uncertain steps. It also brings with it new dangers though. ...

Keeping your baby hydrated is important at all times, as the effects of severe dehydration can be serious. If your child is very thirsty, they are probably already dehydrated. Their little bodies can help but struggle to hold fluids so dehydration can happen fast so...

Meet Sue, The Baby Academy’s Co-Founder and Head of Antenatal Education....

Faith is an experienced Midwife with almost a decade of experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to The Baby Academy team....

Lizane has over a decade of experience in her midwifery career and has worked in all areas of maternity care…with her heart still belonging in the labour ward!...

Even the slightest pain during pregnancy is enough to send a woman into a panic about the health of her baby. As a mother-to-be, there’s nothing you want more than to deliver a healthy and happy baby...

You may feel your waters breaking or you may only realise that your waters have broken when you feel fluid coming out of your vagina or dampness in your underwear....

Labor - the clue is in the name! I have been there myself twice and supported lots of women through their journey and I can safely say, it is hard work...

A show is something that, like labour, can sometimes cause a little confusion…so hopefully you find this post useful...

While healthy eating is important for us all… it is of extra importance when growing your new little baby or indeed…. babies!!...

Would you believe the most common reason for induction of labour (IOL) in Ireland is a first time Mom going ‘overdue’...

What do Braxton Hicks feel like? Braxton Hicks contractions are painless tightenings of the uterine muscles and normal throughout your pregnancy as long as they’re painless and irregular....

Would you believe the most common reason for induction of labour (IOL) in South Africa is a first time Mom going ‘overdue’. Each hospital has a slightly different policy, however they all average at an IOL for post maturity falling between 40+10 to 40+14 days...