Eva-Beatrix born August 2010 22.10 2840g 6lb 4oz 10:51pm 32cm head circumference and 49 cm (I knew at the second scan it would be a girl - had 3 as she was being awkward of course) and that was eight years ago today! She brought me to life in a way I couldn't imagine.... Continue Reading →
Expect to find a greenish-black, tarry, sticky stool that looks like motor oil in your newborn's nappy. Since Meconium is made of amniotic fluid, mucus, skin cells, and other stuff ingested in the womb, it doesn't really smell - so you may not realise it's time for a nappy change.When your baby is two days to four days old, his stools will become lighter in colour - sort of an army green, and less sticky. This transitional stool is a sign that he's started digesting early breastmilk or formula and that his intestinal tract is fine.
What is a miscarriage? 'A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks. The main sign of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding, which may be followed by cramping and pain in your lower abdomen. If you have vaginal bleeding, contact your GP or midwife. Most GPs can refer you to an... Continue Reading →
Cleft lip and palate awareness week highlights something not widely spoke about and this blog post is inspired by not one but now two nephews with cleft lips and palates - the first is four years old and the second nephew on the way due August - a third was misdiagnosed and amazingly was born... Continue Reading →
What is combination feeding?! Combination feeding - where you do both bottle feed (aka artificial feed) or breast feed. What is breastfeeding? Basically what it says on the tin - putting baby on boob! Breastfeeding is a way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Not all mothers can... Continue Reading →
Winifred Phoenix-Koda - my third baby. Immaculate conception essentially and just like my first pregnancy I went to appointments alone, dealt with sickness alone and managed my feelings alone so this pregnancy was yet another not announced on any form of social media so Kylie Jenner did a Bryony Shaw 🤷 (just sayin') and some... Continue Reading →
1. Meconium is a fancy name for a newborn infant's first poo and of course there are many names for poo! 2. It's greenish black - baby's first bowel movement is sticky, thick, and dark, greenish black so your newborn's stool is greenish black tar in other words! 3. It doesn't last long, generally, infants... Continue Reading →