Secrets of the Golden Hour of Birth

Introducing the dyad To understand “The Golden Hour” we first must acknowledge that the mother and baby are a ‘dyad”, a unit of 2 separate, complete and yet totally connected units whose wellbeing is interlinked. A mother’s chest and abdomen are the absolutely ideal environments for a newborn to thrive. It is warm, familiar andContinue reading “Secrets of the Golden Hour of Birth”

To expecting mothers everywhere. 5 reasons to consider ignoring every baby sleep book on the market.

1. There is no magic solution to babies waking. Definitely not one that you can only access for $30 in your local book store. Trust me. if there was a magic solution parents everywhere would be shouting it from the roof tops. 2. Many parenting books make you feel like a failure. It is classicContinue reading “To expecting mothers everywhere. 5 reasons to consider ignoring every baby sleep book on the market.”

Shifra’s first bath (a family experience)

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 batheContinue reading “Shifra’s first bath (a family experience)”

What are the first three months with a newborn like?

Let’s talk about preparing for life in the postpartum period. In particular, I want to run through a really rough timeline about what you might expect in the first few months of your baby’s life. The baby that you have. Before we start saying what’s normal, it is really important that we have a goodContinue reading “What are the first three months with a newborn like?”