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Heal After Birth – Perineal Care and Sitz Bath

A sitz bath is a warm, therapeutic bath used to heal and cleanse the area around the perineum (the space between the genitals and anus). It can be especially useful following vaginal birth and tearing/episiotomy to aid healing and reduce discomfort. Sitz was originally called a Hip Bath where a vessel was filled with cold water to waist height. It was originally thought to have been offered in 1842 Europe to alleviate lower abdominal discomfort. The term “Sitz Bath” comes from the German word for “seat”.

Kinesiology during pregnancy | Birthplace

Kinesiology During Pregnancy | Birthplace  About Katie Anderson – Kinesiologist A few weeks ago, Kinesiologist Katie Anderson and myself chatted about how Kinesiology could support pregnancy. As a mum of three young children, Katie understands the journey of...

Pregnancy Milestones You’ll Love to Treasure |Birthplace

Let’s face it, you won’t be pregnant forever and most of us only do it a few times. Recording this special time and tracking your progress can be quick and simple or a bit more involved if you’ve got the time and patience. Here’s a lot of ways to honour your pregnancy and create memories you’ll treasure in time to come.

Choosing a Maternity Photographer | My personal experience

You wouldn’t ask an artist to paint your house would you? It’s just the same with photographers! Every photographer has a particular type of photography that they really enjoy. It common for maternity photographers to be passionate about birth and newborn photography too. Each type of photography has a separate set of skills for example posing a newborn to compliment every tiny detail is very different to posing a pregnant women to accentuate her curves and bump. All maternity photographers will have a portfolio for you to browse also.

Dates For An Easier Labour- The Benefits of Dates

Traditionally dates have been used for centuries to prepare for labour and now we have research to back it. While we don’t know exactly how it works it is thought that dates have an oxytocin-like effect on the body, leading to increased sensitivity of the uterus. They stimulate uterine contractions and reduce postpartum haemorrhage, the way oxytocin does. Read on..