Ask a Midwife

Ask a Midwife❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Ask a Midwife Author Catherine Parker-Littler – Heartforum.co.uk Here are answers to every kind of question, from the practical I m really overweight is it safe to diet while I m pregnant to the emotional I want to go back to work as soon as possible after I give b Here are answers to every kind of question, from the practical I m really overweight is it safe to diet while I m pregnant to the emotional I want to go back to work as soon as possible after I give birth but will it affect my baby Mothers to be will benefit from the expert yet compassionate advice to questions they may feel uncomfortable asking their doctor, such as whether artificial tanning will harm their baby or whether they are likely to pass stools when giving birth This ideal pregnancy companion will inform and reassure all expectant Ask a Epub / mothers.

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Ask a Midwife
  • Catherine Parker-Littler
  • English
  • 23 October 2019
  • 0756636876

10 thoughts on “Ask a Midwife

  1. Carissa says:

    This book was all Q A based on the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and postnatal care I didn t find it to be midwife centered It actually talked about hospital birth as the norm instead of a birth center or home birth.Notes Do not eat foods that could contain listeria such as pate, unwashed salads, raw milk and blue veined or mold ripened cheeses feta, chevre, camembert, brie, queso blanco fresco The cheese can be eaten if they are cooked through and hot Eat a well balanced diet Avoid This book was all Q A based on the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and postnatal care I didn t find it to be midwife centered It actually talked about hospital birth as the norm instead of a birth center or home birth.Notes Do not eat foods that could contain listeria such as pate, unwashed salads, raw milk and blue veined or mold ripened cheeses feta, chevre, camembert, brie, queso blanco fresco The cheese can be eaten if they are cooked through and hot Eat a well balanced diet Avoid high amounts of salt and do not drink alcohol.Avoid gymnastics, horseback riding, downhill skiing and scuba diving for risk of falling and hurting your abdomen.Do kegels to strengthen your pelvic floor in preparation for birth After the birth, it helps to re strengthen those muscles.Starting around the 34th week of pregnancy, do perineal massage to increase flexibility and prevent tearing.You are not eating for two You only consumer and extra 200 300 calories per day.Write a birth plan together with your partner.When considering a baby mattress it needs to fit properly with no gaps, be clean, dry and well aired as well as firm.A changing mat can be waterproof so that it wipes down easily.Have wooden toys instead of plasticEssential Items clothes diapers crib or moses basket lightweight blankets sheets or newborn baby sleeping bags carriage or stroller baby carrier or sling car seatClothing 3 or 4 tee shirts 4 or 5 all in one onesies or bodysuits with front opening snaps snowsuit or jackets or cardigan depending on the season wool or fleece hat for winter, light hat for summer loose fitting booties or cotton socks blanket or shawl for outdoorsChoose onesies with envelope necks and bodysuits with front opening snaps Change the clothes just morning and night unless they get soiled.Reusable Diapers non bleached washed in cold water with white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda use organic cotton balls or pads with water instead of baby wipesCommon Newborn Rashes small red spots all over skin except palms and soles no problem, it happens to 50% of all newborns pinheaded white spots on nose and cheeks or all of the face no problem, just blocked pores, happens to 40% of all newbornsGetting a vitamin K shot for the baby helps the blood clot You can decline this if you want If not, there is a small risk they could suffer internal bleeding.After labor for mothers it is normal to feel euphoria at meeting baby relief that labor birth are behind you tearfulness brought on by fatigue anxiety at prospect of caring for the baby protective or overwhelmedBenefits of breastfeeding breast milk protects babies from infection reduces risk of some diseases thought to increase a child s IQ later in life reduces risk of allergies greater benefits for mother such as increased weight lossGet a good start on breastfeeding skin to skin contact as soon as baby is born good positioning and attachment ensure baby can reach breast without stretching or turning move baby to breast, not vice versa feed on demand avoid supplements of water or formula try to relax avoid giving bottles or pacifiers as this causes nipple confusion until much later Don t get discouraged if baby doesn t latch on right away after birth Some are sleepy Babies have enough nutrients to last them for a while.Feed baby on demand, not a scheduleBabies will eat frequently because they have tiny stomachs Somedays they are hungrier than others Make sure baby empties each breast because the milk at the end hasfat If you feed on demand, baby will sleep longer at night Continue to feed on demand until you start on solid food.Wait to bottle feed expressed milk til around 4 6 weeks.Alleviate discomfort while breastfeeding make sure baby latches on properly if breasts are engorged, express some milk first keep nipples dry between feeding, let them get air and use pads to soak up leaks relieve sore nipples with a chilled cabbage leaf instead of creamsAvoid mastitis don t stop breastfeeding express little and often feed baby little and often place warm washcloth on sore breasts begin each feeding from the sore sideWhen you are out, take a change of clothes, bra and pads in case of leaks.Can use a plastic tub for a baby bath instead of a fancy one since they grow out of it in 6 months Bathe a baby in a warm draft free room with warm water temp should be 85 degrees F, test with elbow or wrist if not thermometer and everything you need right there Talk to baby to soothe them Leave the vernix waxy substance when first born on the baby as it is an awesome moisturizer and will soak into the baby s skin Use a soft cloth and water to bathe baby the first couple of days For bathing a baby, use nothing other than water til 1 month old Can use veggie or olive oil to massage a baby if their skin is dry Do not use any products with sulfur or perfumes A pH neutral product is acceptable but plain water is best Use a cotton ball to wipe away secretions are the eyes and nose Wipe from the inner to outer corners and use a new ball for each eye Make sure to dry the skin creases Do not powder the diaper area Avoid baby wipes.Keep the house temperature between 65 and 70 degrees F To check the baby temperature, place the back of the hand on the chest It should feel warm Add or remove layers of clothing as needed.UNICEF recommends baby share room with parents for first 6 months to sustain breastfeeding and prevent crib death.In the crib a baby should be on their back with feet pointing to the bottom of the crib Use light cotton sheets and blankets tucked under the baby s arms.Swaddling may help prevent the startle reflex in a baby when they suddenly move their arms and they wake up from sleep because of it.At 6 weeks a sleep pattern forms At 4 months babies will sleep 2x longer through the night than during the day.Babies will turn their heads if they are sick vomit so it is okay for them to sleep on their back.At 6 weeks start making a routine Encourageactivity during the day Respond to night wakings with minimal fuss in the dark Evening sequence could be a warm bath, massage, fedding then put down in the crib Be consistent with this.Some reasons why babies cry being overstimulated take a skin to skin bath being uncomfortable try burping being wet change diaper being cold or hot change clothing or room temp wanting comfort try swaddling boredom talk, sing, play with baby After baby is born take naps when your baby does avoid heavy lifting take things at your own pace, do not worry about chores do not feel you have to entertain visitorsReduce risk of SIDS do not let anyone smoke near your baby do not smoke during pregnancy place baby on back to sleep do not let baby get too hot, keep head uncovered indoors place baby with feet to foot of crib never sleep with baby on sofa or chair safest place for baby to sleep is crib, not your bed breast feed your baby settle baby to sleep with pacifier after breast feeding is establishedSigns that a baby is hungry rooting crying sucking on handsGive babies time of their front or supported sitting while supervised and awake.Having baby blues for 1 week is normal Longer than that is not See your doc.Some ways to avoid postpartum depression make arrangements before birth for household duties purchase a few weeks supply of nutritious food communicate with partner enlist support of family and friendsBaby play sing to baby play peekaboo listen to music, rocking and patting in time to the beat stroke different fabrics textures against hands and armBabies like black and white at first then bright colors with detail They cannot distinguish pastels very well.Keep communicating with partner Spend an evening out together Find quiet time to talk when baby is asleep Hold hands Cuddle

  2. Mallory says:

    This book is a basis primer for all those questions that want to be mamas, soon to be mamas, or new mamas might google Alas the majority of the information can also be found on their website www.midwivesonline.com, whether of not your search engine of choice directs you there The organization of the book is linear Starting with, Trying for a Baby through pregnancy, postnatal care, and ending with, A New Life The content is such that most pregnant women will be familiar with the majority This book is a basis primer for all those questions that want to be mamas, soon to be mamas, or new mamas might google Alas the majority of the information can also be found on their website www.midwivesonline.com, whether of not your search engine of choice directs you there The organization of the book is linear Starting with, Trying for a Baby through pregnancy, postnatal care, and ending with, A New Life The content is such that most pregnant women will be familiar with the majority don t eat this, don t eat that, drink water, move your body, bleeding is bad, intense cramping is bad, exercise good, stretchmarks genetics , varicose veins genetics , limit exposure to harmful chemicals, fetal testing, and breastfeeding is good Two notes that were surprising was hearing about perineal massage using oil to help prevent tearing after 34 weeks and the Apgar score But I chalk this up to this being the first pregnancy.Individual books have done the various sections better for example Taking Charge of Your Fertility, in lieu of Trying for a baby , but this provides a decent overall view for the first time mama all in one place even when the Internet goes down

  3. Sarah Delacueva says:

    This was one of the first pregnancy books I read Since I have opted to work with midwives rather than an ob gyn, I appreciated that the approach the book took was typically a holistic one focused on minimal intervention and expectant mother advocacy I thought the tone of the book was very approachable It was written mostly in a question and answer format and the answers were easy to understand The only reason I deducted a star is that the Q A format wouldn t make it the easiest book to use f This was one of the first pregnancy books I read Since I have opted to work with midwives rather than an ob gyn, I appreciated that the approach the book took was typically a holistic one focused on minimal intervention and expectant mother advocacy I thought the tone of the book was very approachable It was written mostly in a question and answer format and the answers were easy to understand The only reason I deducted a star is that the QA format wouldn t make it the easiest book to use for reference I felt like it was good to read all the way through to get an overview of pregnancy in a non intimidating way, but if I had specific questions, there are probably other books or resources I would consult first

  4. Asha Carlos says:

    Ask A Midwife is an excellent read for new parents or even second time parents as it answers various questions from the time you are trying for a baby, through pregnancy to life after baby Experienced midwives share their professional advice and wisdom by answeringthan a thousand questions These questions and answers are short and precise with ample of photos and illustrations for easy understanding I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and could not put it down as the questions were re Ask A Midwife is an excellent read for new parents or even second time parents as it answers various questions from the time you are trying for a baby, through pregnancy to life after baby Experienced midwives share their professional advice and wisdom by answeringthan a thousand questions These questions and answers are short and precise with ample of photos and illustrations for easy understanding I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and could not put it down as the questions were really practical and resourceful

  5. Lory says:

    This was a great question answer book It would be particularly helpful to first time moms been there, done that moms might not get quite as much out of it I do agree with another poster that some of the questions are a bit, Wow how do you not already know the answer to that but having spent time on Babycenter.com and seeing some of the bewilderingly naive moms to be on there, I m glad there s a book that has those questions answers for them This was a great question answer book It would be particularly helpful to first time moms been there, done that moms might not get quite as much out of it I do agree with another poster that some of the questions are a bit, Wow how do you not already know the answer to that but having spent time on Babycenter.com and seeing some of the bewilderingly naive moms to be on there, I m glad there s a book that has those questions answers for them

  6. Emma says:

    I picked up this book at a used book store after finding out I m pregnant for the first time It s written in an accessible style, although the responses to some of the questions are not super in depth Since I m a first timer, a lot of times I don t even know what questions I should be asking, so I ve found it useful to give me a starting point for asking questions to my doctor and for Googling in order to find outinformation.

  7. Amanda says:

    This book was very well written and had very thorough answers However, I found myself asking, Do people really ask these questions I think this book is probably good for young, first time moms or women who haven t had a lot of experience around pregnant women or babies.

  8. Kara Owens says:

    I think all new mamas to be will benefit from this book s inviting and comforting Q A format Also, midwives can offer a perspective that s warm and nurturing without the over medicalized frenzy that some hospitals doctors may be prone to give you I think all new mamas to be will benefit from this book s inviting and comforting QA format Also, midwives can offer a perspective that s warm and nurturing without the over medicalized frenzy that some hospitals doctors may be prone to give you

  9. Saliha KIZILKAYA says:

    It was very helpful.

  10. Rachel Maxwell says:

    Some interesting stuff but seeing as I m on number four not much I didn t know Just some good info for a new birth plan

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