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Top labour tips for Sassy Mama from Hulda

Top labour tips for Sassy Mama from Hulda

Posted on 10 July 2015 by Kristrun

laboutips“1. Before you go into labour, think about this process as a journey of physical and psychological endurance, where both of those needs (physical and psychological) need to be nurtured and taken care of just like on a normal day, but in a much more intensified way.

2. This means that you need to absolutely make sure that you eat, drink, pee, sleep and move around regularly at all times.

3. You will be affected by those around you greatly, so make sure that they are people you like and trust and will not only take safe care of you but who will support you on your terms.

4. Pick a hospital and caregivers that are likely to meet your needs. For example, if rooming-in after the birth is not available, then don’t expect to be able to breastfeed successfully. Similarly, if C-section rates are very high in the hospital you are giving birth in, you are not likely to have a normal vaginal birth. If pain relief is important to you, you may have to educate yourself on how the hospital provides this and what you have to prepare for.”

Click on Sassy Mama to read the full article. 

Do you want to know more? Consultation with the midwives, available on Skype (face time or other platforms), over the phone or in the office. Click here to book. More information about our services on our website.

 

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Trusting your helper by Allsion

Trusting your helper by Allsion

Posted on 15 June 2015 by Kristrun

Helpers_training ”A ten-minute interview plus a reference is rarely sufficient to determine whether you trust another human being. While trust at first sight is possible, the more likely scenario is that both ample time and proper training are required to learn to trust your helper. This is true for most working relationships but never more true than when the employee lives with you at home. Now that you’ve decided to hire a helper, how do you increase the chances of having a meaningful, trustful relationship?”

Click here to read the full article on SASSY MAMA. 

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“Create time to do the things you like” says Hulda when asked about motherhood in Playtimes

“Create time to do the things you like” says Hulda when asked about motherhood in Playtimes

Posted on 15 May 2015 by Kristrun

motherhoodA common topic of motherhood and the perfect balance. Angela Baura reached out to Hulda for some expert tips for balancing everyone’s needs.

“Create time to do the things you like. Make a list of all the big and small things that make you happy outside of the usual family and work routine, advises Hulda. She encourages women to also think about what they enjoyed doing before they became mums. “This is important as it helps you to maintain a side of you that you are familiar with. It reminds you that your life has some depth and nurtures all of what you grew up with and liked, so that you don’t identify yourself as ‘ just’ someone’s wife or mother, and that there is more to life, because there is.”

To read the full article on Playtimes - click here

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“Call the midwife” Hulda interviewed by Playtimes in April 2015

“Call the midwife” Hulda interviewed by Playtimes in April 2015

Posted on 06 May 2015 by Kristrun

Call the midwife - playtimes Annerley“Hulda Thorey midwife from Annerley, says: “It is very common to have some spotting, especially early in the pregnancy. If [it happens] later than 20 weeks [into your pregnancy], see your doctor – it might be a haematoma or placenta problem, which needs to be watched. There are many reasons [spotting might occur] but it is always better to check.”

Hulda midwife from Annerley says: “Don’t worry. If there has been no bleeding or infection, you and baby are safe, and you should let it [your worries] go. The exact amount of alcohol that a woman can drink during pregnancy has not been fully researched. The baby is amazingly well-protected inside you. But [now that you know you are pregnant] any kind of intoxication is something that should be avoided.”

To read the full article on Playtimes - click here

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Your Relationship Plus a New Baby: See Allison’s advice on Sassy mama

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Your Relationship Plus a New Baby: See Allison’s advice on Sassy mama

Posted on 04 May 2015 by Kristrun

SassyRelationsihpallisonYour Relationship Plus a New Baby: What to expect and how to support your partner

 ”A baby neither makes nor breaks a marriage; a baby can, however, highlight the weaknesses and strengths of a marriage and will inevitably change it. How a couple chooses to respond to this change can set the tone for years to come — for better or worse, in sickness and in health.

What changes after the baby arrives:

Labour arrives and so too does the baby. The initial moments and months can be an intoxicating, maddening mixture of delight and frustration. Who is this soul, and how do we care for him/her? How do we care for ourselves? And, what happens to the marriage?”.

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Consultation with the midwives, available on Skype (face time or other platforms), over the phone or in the office. Click here to book. More information about our services on our website.

 

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How to prepare for the arrival of a newborn

How to prepare for the arrival of a newborn

Posted on 12 February 2015 by Kristrun

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR THE ARRIVAL OF A NEWBORN

A little brother or sister can be the greatest gift parents ever give their child, but more often than not, it’s not a gift that’s initially well received! When a new baby arrives, there is a distinct shift in the family dynamics; an only child becomes an older child, or in the case of two children, the younger child is no longer the baby of the family.

Research indicates that the way a child responds to the new family member is largelyattributed to their personality, but age also plays a large part. Quite often the sibling gap is about two years and at two years of age, the older child still has a strong need for love and attention from their parents. At the same time, the child is still prone to toddler tantrums if they feel that their world is off kilter, which it inevitably will be when the “gift” arrives.

To read the full article on Sassy Mama - click here

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That’s a wrap, baby! How swaddling makes sleep more snug – SCMP 2012

That’s a wrap, baby! How swaddling makes sleep more snug – SCMP 2012

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Kristrun

snug for blog‘Swaddling can be a fantastic way to calm a baby and help it sleep longer if it is a baby that easily wakes up when startled,’ she says. ‘It may sometimes provide a warm and cosy feeling that is similar to being cuddled, and therefore the baby is calm.’

She acknowledges that some people (like myself) find swaddling hard to manage. ‘For those [who] struggle, pre-done swaddles can be used. The Australian brand Love to Swaddle as well as [Britain's] Grobag offer something of this sort.’

I used a Miracle Blanket from Mothercare. While it looks like a random assortment of cloth sewn together, it is indeed miraculous. You can have your baby swaddled in less than a minute with the guarantee they won’t escape.

We swaddled until Tom was three months old. At this point, he rolled. Once they can roll, a swaddle is no longer safe as they need their arms loose to push themselves into a position where it’s easy to breathe.

The main concern about swaddling is that it restricts a baby and could therefore cause physiological harm.

‘If you do it in the correct way and only when sleeping so the baby has plenty of free play in between, swaddling should not be harmful,’ says Thorey. ‘But it is very important that this is in fact the case – that the baby is left to play with arms free a lot, put on its tummy a lot and has plenty of kick-around time without a swaddle.’

Read the full story on SCMP

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Posted on 26 November 2014 by Kristrun

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Mummy guilt – issued in Playtimes Nov 2014

Mummy guilt – issued in Playtimes Nov 2014

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Kristrun

AThe mummy guiltre you giving your baby enough attention? The right kind of attention? Is she perfectly on target for weight and height? Is she the smartest baby at playgroup? Do your other children still feel loved enough? Are you doing enough? asks Angela Baura.

Hulda shares her opinion on the matter, “It really is about making the most of your time, being happy, relaxed and enjoying every moment, rather than being there for every moment.” – and much more, very valuable read for every mother!

Mummy guilt, read the full article here

Hulda and Conchita are our experts in dealing with guilt and how to balance your life with very young children and new families. Contact us for appointments, click here to book or email us to info@annerley.com.hk

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Stand, sit or squat – Hulda talks about positions

Posted on 27 May 2014 by Kristrun

Common delivery scene: Woman, lying on her back, screaming, swearing and sweating profusely as she pushes her baby into the Untitledworld less common, but more pleasant scene: Woman, sitting up, silent, serene and sweating profusely as she breathes her baby into the world. Less pleasant than the second – the more common one, the one always pictured in movies and TV shows? After all, there is more than one way to give birth, ways that are far more comfortable and relaxing for mother and baby. Lying on your back in labour may seem like the most obvious position; however, taking this position can cause contractions to slow down and become more painful, and, as your body is working against gravity, to make your labour a lot longer than necessary. Assuming your personal choice
and circumstances allow for a natural you might consider.

 

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