Here are some tips to tune into your baby's needs, bonding with your baby, as well as taking care of yourself in the first weeks post birth.
A guest blog by one of the mothers who gave birth at Healthy Mother Sanctum recently - here is her first hand account of her Natural birth experience, after having gone through a Cesarean Section during the birth of her first child.
What happens when birth gets overly medicalized? How can we help women make good choices for themselves and their babies? How does possessing and applying scientific midwifery skills and knowledge help in achieving optimal outcomes for MotherBaby?
This post comes from our Guest Blogger, Aarathi Selvan. Aarathi is a clinical psychologist and a mother herself, who gave birth to both her children at Healthy Mother Sanctum. In this blog she talks about the emotional challenges that new mothers face especially with respect to the changing nature of the spousal relationship. The blog further gives some simple tips on how to overcome these challenges, so as to embrace this new phase in life with positivity.
~ Vijaya Krishnan
This post talks about the most important reasons for taking a good childbirth education class in the antenatal period.
Massaging the newborn has been a tradition in India and other Asian countries since time immemorial. Various oil-based preparations have been used depending on the regional availability. Evidence exists supporting the benefits of touch and massage therapy. A quick review of literature suggests that massage has several positive effects in terms of weight gain, better sleep-wake pattern, enhanced neuromotor development, better emotional bonding, and reduced rates of infections. Massage was found to be more useful when some kind of lubricant oil was used.
We get lots of questions about healthy diet practices from expectant mothers. Many are confused by advice from colleagues, friends, relatives, mothers and mothers-in-law, and just about everyone out there. In this situation, it is important to have a balanced diet which gives you the right combination of carbohydrates, proteins [...]
Newborn Jaundice (also known as hyperbilirubinemia), is the cause of the yellow tinge that colors the skin and eyeballs of newborn infants, especially in the first week or two. Jaundice happens because babies are born with more red blood cells than they need. When the liver breaks down these excess cells it produces a yellow pigment called bilirubin. Because the newborn's immature liver cannot dispose off bilirubin quickly, the excess yellow pigment is deposited in the skin and eyes of the newborn.
This post comes from our Guest Blogger, Aarathi Selvan. Aarathi is a clinical psychologist and a mother herself. In this blog she talks about the transition period that pregnancy is, and how you can deal with the emotions that stem naturally from this state, with ease.
- Vijaya Krishnan