Midwif This

A blog about motherhood, family, midwifery and moments of change.

  • Secrets of the Golden Hour of Birth

    April 2, 2021 by

    The “golden hour” or “Enchantment hour*”, refers to the first hour (or hours) following birth where both mother and baby adjust to their early postpartum state and forge bonds/ imprint on one another and discover their new selves. This journey from the last moments of labour and birth until the new mother and child are… Read more

  • Breastfeeding during the first week – an overview

    September 20, 2018 by

    So, Breastfeeding is rarely like it seems in the hallmark cards.

    Understanding what is “normal” can give you some great insight into the behaviour to expect from your your baby, and how that changes (so quickly!!) over the first week.

    Each day is a new adventure when you are learning how to breastfeed and infant.

    You might think you need an electric breast pump, breastfeeding pillow and heard about supplements for breast milk production among all the other baby stuff. But the best thing you can invest in is good breastfeeding education in your pregnancy for you and your partner and good postnatal support so you have the time to learn and fall in love with your baby.

    Following is a very basic overview of what you might expect from a well baby born at term.

    Of course, if you are looking for more information, I am always here.

  • Shifra’s first bath (a family experience)

    September 13, 2018 by

    Shifra was approximately 2 weeks when she had her first bath. A few notes on the video below: 1. The bath is in the kitchen sink. clean, easy to fill and empty, and with a good height bench to work with 2. bath water is lovely and warm. warm enough for anyone to comfortably bathe… Read more

  • The imperfect mum and the art of wabi-sabi.

    April 3, 2018 by

    From what I understand (and I can’t make this clear enough – I am absolutely not an expert in Japanese culture or language) this process is aligned with the concept of Wabi Sabi- or perfect imperfections. Essentially treating breakage and repair as an important element of the object’s history and journey instead of something that should be disguised or worse- cause it to be discarded.

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