Post natal

Post natal


When will I feel like myself again?

New mothers repeat: Sleepness nights aren't forever. Pumping isn't forever. Nappies aren't forever.

'I tried to kill my baby'

A few seconds during which Amanda tried to smother her son shaped what was to be a debilitating battle against postnatal depression.

Looking after yourself as a new mum

Coffee and snacks aren't enough to see you through the hazy newborn days. Check out these easy tips on how to fuel your body properly.

Fat shaming mums

The transition to motherhood is one of the biggest changes a woman can go though. The last thing anyone needs is a lecture about they way they look.

Tearing during delivery

The facts about tearing during childbirth, and how to treat it if it happens.


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Exercise after caesarean

I want to get back into exercise (after a c-section), what are some good 'first-steps'?


On birthing vaginally

One mum-to-be wanted to know whether her vagina would be pleasing to the eye post-delivery.


Would you eat placenta?

'Are you going to eat that?' When it comes to placenta, the answer is increasingly 'yes'.

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Epidural reduces depression

A new study shows that labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression.

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Post-birth rituals

Just after Heather's daughter Sarah was born, Heather felt an overwhelming desire to lick her clean.


Managing the motherload

Getting back to the gym too soon after giving birth could be a wee bit embarrassing if you're not careful.


Male postnatal depression

He did the shopping, made decisions and cuddled the baby when his wife was too listless to care. But there was something wrong with Kham too.

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Post-baby hair loss

"My hair is falling out!" my friend Liz wailed. "The plughole is full of it, my brush is full of it ... at this rate I won't have any left at all!"


The 'fourth trimester'

Yes, I know, pregnancy is only three trimesters, but in my opinion the postpartum period should count too.

January Jones

Would you pop a placenta pill?

Repulsive no-no or healthy supplement? The debate is a long way from being settled.

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Embrace the muffin top

A mother's video message to encourage others to accept their post-baby bodies is becoming a YouTube hit.


Breastfeeding despair

Heard of Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex? Neither had Dilvin Yasa – until it brought her to her knees.


Twitter PND predictor?

Postnatal depression could be predicted by monitoring a woman's Twitter feed, computer scientists say.


Placenta pills give 'bounce'

Taking placenta pills helped one mother cope after her third child was born.


Beating the baby blues

"It is believed that at the baby's birth a 'guilt chip' is inserted into every mother."

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